Thursday, June 10, 2010

An Explanation

So, a good percentage of you are wondering why I took the blog private. Well, I shall tell you.

In light of all the crap going on at work, and believe me when I say, my little facebook faux paus was small taters compared to the fuck ups of the others, it did get me thinking.

My blog, somewhat anonymous, really wasn't. I never revealed myself, my employer, and other big identifiers, but if one truly had a deep burning passion to out me, it probably wouldn't be too hard to do. Usually, I don't give a flying rats ass, but because there are people out there who would love nothing more than to make others miserable, I really couldn't take the chance. My job, while a great source of blog fodder and general amusement, is also my livelihood. My employer has already demonstrated that they are more than willing to fire anyone who paints their establishment in an unfavorable light. No matter if it's true. Not even if they are directly involved. We can't have people believing that any bad thing could happen within the hallowed halls of ACME Hospital, where each patient gets their own rainbow and unicorn, nurses are fresh and happy, there's no such thing as a bad day, and no one dies.

Many of my coworkers are aware of my blog. They enjoy reading it. However, some were getting sloppy and reading it at work. I know this because I would hop on a work computer to chart, and my URL would magically appear. My site counter would also show visitors from ACME Hospital. While I don't care about who reads my blog, I do care about what their intent is. It would be naive of me to believe that everyone reads it for entertainment value.

So, I have made my blog private. Down the road, when the blog is forgotten by those who are out of "the loop", or if I get a different job, or if I move away, or if I suddenly become a millionaire and become a professional vacation-taker, the blog will become public again. Right now, I just feel better about this. Creating my own little sanctum, where I can truly write what I want...which is why I started this blog in the first place. In the end, it's all about me.

Welcome to my inner sanctum.


Nuke said...

I totally understand. You have a valid concern, and I am just happy to have made the cut to continue reveling in the blather!

Faith said...

Well, I'm just glad to have been invited, dammit. You do what you gotta do. It sucks, but you're being really smart in the long run!

And I DIG the new background, btw. LOVE.

KansasCityGypsy said...

Yup - completely understand. It just sucks that that those who hadn't already stumbled across you will have less of a chance of reading your blog. Guess that makes me lucky! :)

KC Sponge said...

I'm just sayin . . . my name's not KCsurgicalSPONGE - it wasn't me!!!

THanks for the invite. =)

atyourcervix said...

I totally understand why you went private. I've been debating it myself. I do appreciate the invite! (Even though I have no idea where you work, it sounds like a lot of hospitals are cracking down on internet crap.)

RDMwordpress said...

I've got your back. My day is coming to make a similar move. You do your thing. Thanks for the invite, love.


Tony said...

I like this blog so much. I'm just glad to be reading. Thanks for the invite. I won't be linking but I am very honored to get the invite.

Thank you!!!



Bill the Painter said...

I appreciate the invite! It stinks when a few mess it up for the rest of us.

Glad to be a part of your "inner sanctum!"

Candice said...

I totally get why you took it private. I've also thought about doing that myself. But if I get fired I can use it as an excuse to sit on my ass all day and do nothing, so it could be a win/win. ;)