How accesible should blog archives be?
February 28, 2005 1:33 PM Subscribe
How accessible should the archives of one's blog be? In terms of privacy and security, are there certain things that should not be able to be Googled?
posted by themadjuggler to computers & internet (11 answers total)
Having recently migrated from LiveJournal to MovableType I've realized that much of the past three years of my life is now easily searchable in Google. I'm comfortable with people searching within my blog for past entries, but somewhat more skeptical that such an enormous group of people can have such intimate access to my life.
LiveJournal was more of a community and I chose not to let Google spider my blog. The scope was very small and I talked a lot about my friends and my day-to-day happenings. Still, I took care not to slander anyone, not to leave my address anywhere, and other simple things like that.
However, much of my life remains documented with lots of pictures. Should I worry about identity theft or anything else? Do bloggers generally keep so much personal information available online?
I understand that this seems contradictory to the point of a blog, but is there a point when you can have too much of your life shared on the net?