Thursday, October 7, 2010
Posted by Zek J. Evets at 12:01 AM
My life outside of this blog is often the inspiration of many of my posts, but after a few bad experiences has rarely been the focus of them. For fear of fetishizing my own life, and alienating many of my family, friends, etc, I began to isolate my blog from my life. It became a repository of random ramblings, and now lacks the focused passion of my earlier postings. (With exceptions, of course.)
Today, that changes. I substituted one extreme for another. Instead I should have seen moderation as the path between two obvious choices.
I will now post about my personal-life. Even my professional-life. But, they will always be confidential. Any attempts to utilize the information I put here against me will be considered a breach of contract that I am making with you, my readers, right here, right now.
This blog is about me, but it doesn't define or completely encapsulate me. Knowing me here does not mean you know me. What I say here is the truth -- as I've written and interpreted it -- but it isn't the only truth. The posts, the people, places, and stories you will read are not representative of who I am, but merely a side, a complexion of myself.
More importantly, I will always follow the strictest libel and privacy laws to protect not only myself from prosecution or social stigma, but those I write about as well. Their lives are not just what I write them as. And they're not just characters in my own blogostory. They are people, and should be treated as such with kind comments, and understanding reactions.
Hopefully this new trend I am beginning will be a good thing, but if not then I can always start over -- and over, and over -- until I get it right.
So ya'll can expect a better blogosphere here from now on.