I have just recently deleted all the links in my blogroll. It’s not because I don’t like you anymore. I do. But the times, they are a’changing around This New Life, and so the blogroll, it got a’edited.
In my vocational life, I work in the web. The company I work for (which shall, for the time being, remain nameless) just started a company blog, to which I will happily, if infrequently, be contributing. I’m their copywriter. It would probably be a bit weird if I didn’t write on the blog.
It was mentioned in passing that they’d eventually like any contributing employees who don’t have a myspace page or other personal blog to get one, and they’ll eventually be linking to them from the company blog.
Now, none of this was said in a way that makes me think that they’re going to expect immediate action. But it would be dumb of me to disregard it till it becomes an urgent matter. And honestly, all it really did was slap me in the face again with an issue that has been simmering on the back-burner of my mind for a while now.
I like this place being my personal, in the true sense, online journal. The place where I “work stuff out” among friends, family members, and whoever it is that keeps viewing my site from Latvia. (I occasionally view my stats. The one hit from Latvia every month or so just floors me. Why are you here, dude or girlfriend? They don’t have philosophizing Christian psychology geek bloggers in Latvia? But I digress…)
So anyhow… this blog is most likely going to become a more public venue than originally intended. And it probably is already a more public venue than some of my previously linked friends might have realized (i.e. Latvia Guy and Hong Kong Person).
So if you would like to be linked from my blogroll, by all means, zip me a line and say so. I’ll add you back in double quick. But I figured as some of my friends are a bit more private than I am, the considerate thing to do would be to start over on my blogroll, and make it an opt-in.