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This Blog

Today I've been thinking about this blog. Over the couple of years that I've had this blog, I've managed to write more than I thought I would. This is a good thing. I believe that in order to get good at something you need to practice. I've always struggled with the English language and while I do okay, I know there is room for improvement. When I see something particularly well written, I'm in awe.

My reason for thinking about my blog though is more about liability. I mean, a friend got fired for his blog recently. In general I focus on more personal stuff and occasionally try to return something to the community. Given that I love the work I do, I sometimes find it hard to check that enthusiasm with non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and the like. As a result I probably focus on personal musing more than I should.

A Google search for my name lands you on one of my pages. I hear that it's increasingly common for employers, or at least some of the more technically inclined people that you might interview with, to do Google searches on a candidate's name. Which ties back to the issue of liability. Have I written something, done something, or believe in something that a potential future employer might find objectionable?

I think that while I may have occasionally shared too much this blog maintains a personal but professional tone. I maybe naively idealistic but because of that professionalism, I think that should someone find my site questionable, they are probably not someone I would want to work for.