After my post last week about Dooce, I can't help but get creeped out about people who get fired for blogging.
Then again, blogging is not necessarily a fireable offense. After all, people like Michelle Au and Kevin Pho blog under their real names, and are fairly well respected. I don't write about anything that happened in the last two years or anyone I currently work with. (When I say "recently," that usually means "two years ago".)
If you were my boss and someone forwarded you the URL of this blog and said it belonged to Fizzy McFizz, what would you say?
a) You're fired, Fizzy!
b) You're not fired, but we need you to take the blog down.
c) Wait... Fizzy McFizz... who's that? Oh, that little redheaded girl. OK, whatever, who cares.
d) Is there anything about me on the blog?? No?? Why not?! I'm hilarious!
e) Hey, this is actually funny. It surprises me, coming from someone who's such a bitch at work. I think I like her a little better now. Maybe I'll give her a raise!