Do You Read Newspapers Anymore?
I was made aware of a blog that tried to damage my reputation yesterday. I made sure to check what was accused on the other blog and I am confident that the angry remarks are not founded and haven't been the case since we started publishing Be the Best Nanny Newsletter in 2001.
It reminded me of the dangers of the Internet. In the Internet age, blogs have become a source of information, not newspapers. Blogs are not true journalism. Blogs typically post opinions of the author and the opinions of those who comment to the opinions of the blogger. Journalists are supposed to be objective and ask for comments from all parties. Bloggers don't have to be objective and see both sides of a story. When a blogger attacks an idea, business, or person the author doesn't have to ask the one they are attacking for a comment. In the blogging world you simply can't believe everything you read.
I always link my blog articles to my newsletter Facebook page where I actually get more responses from nannies. The questions I ask on Facebook are almost always asking for the nanny's opinion. Nannies love to share their opinions openly on Facebook. But, I encourage our readers to think before posting comments on blogs as well as on Facebook. Current and future employers can google your name and see what you write on the Internet. There is no such thing as privacy or anonymity on the Internet.