Blogging: Private Blog Versus Public Blog
The blog craze is becoming increasingly widely used, and social networks are also becoming more and more favored as well.
Social networks include favorite websites such as MySpace where users can create personal websites and interact with other users.
Here system users can voice their feelings, provided updates on their life, offer insight into current events or fulfill a number of other goals.
However, bloggers who make use of a social network to maintain their page should take into consideration a few different factors.
This article will discuss some of these factors including whether to make yours available to the public or keep them private, considering the audience, and dealing with harassment in comments.
Making A Blog Private or Public
Private websites are only accessible to the user and other users he specifically approves to view his website while public websites are accessible to all users of the system.
These same features also apply to the articles which are maintained on a social network.
For this reason bloggers must decide on whether or not they wish to make their posts accessible to the entire social network or to only a fraction of this network.
This decision will be largely based on a matter of personal preference.
Social networks can be quite extensive and some bloggers may be apprehensive about their blog being available to such a large audience while other bloggers may have no apprehensions about the size of the potential audience.
Bloggers should carefully take a look at this option before starting a blog but always have the option to change these settings after the article has been developed if they change their mind about the choice they originally made.
Considering the Blog Audience
Bloggers who utilize a social network to maintain a page should also carefully look into the potential audience for the article.
A great deal of social networks include a broad cross section of the general public.
Therefore bloggers should be aware of their audience when posting a blog and consider how the entries will be interpreted by the site audience members.
Although it will never be possible to avoid offending all potential audience members, some bloggers may wish to take a look at atleast attempting to ensure the entries they post are appropriate for all members of the social network.
If this is not possible the blogger may take into consideration making it private.
No Blog Lovin: Dealing with Harassment through the Blog
Another aspect bloggers who use a social network to publish their blog should be aware of includes the opportunity for harassment from other members on the site.
This can be in the form of insulting comments posted in response to the entries.
Depending on the degree of the harassment the blogger may choose to shrug off these comments or take stronger actions.
Bloggers should review the policies of the social network and solicit their assistance in dealing with harassment from other users.
In most cases, managing the problem may be as simple as blocking the user from making comments on the article but in some cases it may be necessary to contact the social network administrators in an attempt to get the user blocked from the system.
In this circumstances, the administrators will review the situation and make a judgment regarding whether or not the user has violated the terms of service.
Nonetheless, do no let the comments of others deter you from your desire and freedom to express yourself through writing!
The decision of blogging is still up to you whether you make yours a private or public blog.