Wednesday, May 25, 2005

new blog

I decided to start a new blog! This is for several reasons - primarily, I've been thinking about quite how much information is available about me on the internet. A quick search around google and anyone who knew my name could connect me with my blog.

This isn't such a big deal, but as I'm starting to prepare for my application to clinical psychology training courses, I've started wondering what I would do if a client found me on the net. If someone flicked around google for long enough, they would discover who I am and what I think about politics, religion and whole manner of juicy gossip. So I've decided, the only sensible thing to do, if I am to maintain my blog and not worry about some internet geek client finding me on the web - is to go anonymous.So, for those of you who know who I am, please be careful not to give too much away!

Another reason is that I rather fancied having a new look, so thought I'd combine anonymising my blog with a bit of a make-over.

So here is my new blog. Hope y'all like it.

11 comments:

postliberal said...

I believe I've managed to be the first to comment, so shall begin with a welcome to the latest incantation of webdom!

Liz Opp said...

Hey, thanks for the heads-up about the blog change, and especially for the explanation. It's a good reminder that fellow bloggers be sensitive to how we refer to one another in our own blogs.

Glad you'll keep posting, though it's unlikely that I'll be able to enjoy your recipes...

Blessings,
Liz, The Good Raised Up

Lorcan said...

So, shall we call you CA from now on?
Cheers and all the best

ol' what's his name...

Contemplative Activist said...

Hi Lorcan,

I'm not that paranoid about what people call me - I just want to make sure my full name isn't that easy to associate with my blog.

Thanks all for visiting my new place :D

Thinking Nurse said...

Like the name very much indeed!

Keep contemplating, and blogging!

Contemplative Activist said...

Thanks Thinking Nurse - and you too :D

Rob said...

good to see the new blog - anonymity can be useful at times and not at others. I blog mostly for myself, but do find useful to be public too. Rob

Contemplative Activist said...

Rob,

Just curious - would you ever be concerned if one of your patients' came across your blog and hence where aware of your religious/political/personal perspectives and situations?

I'd like to hear if you have an alternative perspective on this :)

ash said...

ah now this took me until yesterday to figure out! shall have to move quicker in future!

Rob said...

no, i wouldn't be worried at all. i can always block IP addresses and Spem. They all know where I work. I'm likewise not too bothered about people turning up at church - if they are difficult, i will tell them honestly that they are being difficult. we also have security at the church i go to, so there is always the ultimate sanction of them being banned, but i wouldn't like it ti get that far.

i am keen to keep some separation and never give out my home address nor would I try to 'befriend' clients if we did need at church or on the blog. i would hope that there would be others who would do that.

Contemplative Activist said...

Interesting.

Security at church - oh my. *Tries to imagine Quaker meeting with security guard at the door*.

ROTFL now!