Blogging and over-sharing

This is a thought provoking post, published on the Blog Herald. In it the author asks whether it is possible to "over share" on your Blog. The answer is a resounding yes as they link to a post which advises caution over how much personal information you share.

This is a difficult area as the Blog Herald suggests, people like personality, if we all wrote in the same style it would be a very boring world and blogging is about collaboration or including your readers, hence why comments are so valuable and should be encouraged, but there does need to be a balance between writing professionally and personally.

As an aside I'm currently thinking about changing the name of my blog to "The Running Librarian" one because I run and and two because I'm a Librarian, thats two pieces or personal information right there!

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    # by Jennie - Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    I like the Running Librarian as a title, it's distinctive!

    I find it hard to be professional, vaguely interesting, and discrete at the same time. I tend to go for a very informal style of 'speech', which can make me look a bit immature...but I prefer that to overly formal, so I'm sticking with it!

    And as for over-sharing...it's hard enough for me to share anything without knowing if I've gone to far (corporate cloak and dagger culture etc), so I don't think that's going to be a problem for me....

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    # by Anne Welsh - Friday, October 12, 2007

    "The Running Librarian" - brilliant! How much more action-based can you make a title sound than that?