My blog has a new look, a new name and a new purpose. This will be my public forum; private venty stuff will go elsewhere. It was different when there was only a small handful of friends and relatives (most of whom live in other states) following my ramblings along this winding path of self-discovery and revelation; back then the thought that my words might be used against me or against someone else never crossed my mind.
Things change. My perspectives have broadened, and so have my readership numbers. My little blog has begun to reach places I never expected and to affect myself and other people in ways I never intended. So rather than allow it to become a tool for the unscrupulous, I’m going to recreate it in a new, safer form. Sure, I’m a little concerned that this will cause it to become so bland and inoffensive that all my readers will lose interest and wander off to more engaging blogs, but in the grand scheme of things that’s better than letting lives get ruined, right? Right?
Or I could just go live in a cave and make pretty wall drawings all day. I haven’t completely ruled out that option yet.