Are blogs and blogging safe?
Yes, if you share your thoughts, ideas, poems, pictures and just
generally have fun.
To begin blogging, you firstly need to create a safe site that
may not harm yourself or your audience. To build a site easily, you
can build a WordPress site, for there are many free and premium
themes, say in http://www.mageewp.com/, you can find kinds of
themes to build your site.
You could potentially open yourself to stalkers and pedophiles
who actually go looking at blogs for easy targets. There have been
numerous cases where some perv' found his victim through their BLOG
because of an address or other identifying information.
Here's some rules and notes to keep in mind when using your
Never post your phone number or home address. Avoid posting your
School's name or adderss/location, especially if its a small town.
Photos of you which "give away" your location, like standing on
your porch with the addess and street sign visible.
Be careful about how descriptive you are with the place you
live. I can say, "I live in Washington and really enjoy the
beautiful countryside" and that's fine. But if I were to say, "I
live in Washington and really like to hang out at the Red Apple
store behind my high school on my way home to my pink and yellow
striped house with no doorlocks..." all a clever stalker would have
to do is Google for all red apple stores in Washington then
mapquest them to see which has a high school near it. And easy
drive to that location, looking for pink and yellow striped houses
and I am good as dead or worse!
have fun be careful. there's weirdos and hateful people out
there amongst the good people.