Putting your best Blog face forward!

One of the reasons that I first stopped blogging was that I learned the hard way that what you write on the net can come back to haunt you. So many times people forget that once you put it up, even if it’s just for a moment, you lose control of where your writing or photos go.

So why blog again? First I guess it’s because I’ve moved to a new city. I also enjoy writing and I have a personal interest in social networking and web 2.0 technologies. I think it’s best to practice what you preach. So here I am.

I had a job interview once (after I had stopped blogging) where my interviewer asked me for the link to my blog after identifying “blogs” as an interest on my resume. I guess that’s when I first started thinking of blogging again.

Recently The Globe & Mail had an article about bosses searching the net to find out more about their applicants. Apparently 1 in 5 use social networking to find out more about their applicants and a third of them dismiss the candidate after what they found out!

On another semi-related note…I find it interesting that the Conservatives are putting so much energy into bashing Stephane Dion. It’s not a big surprise to me though considering they were putting attack ads on even when there wasn’t an election going on. I loved how Harper had to apologize for the puffin pooping on Dion in their new anti-Dion website.

Photo from The Toronto Star.  The offensive puffin poop on Dion was picked up by the media before its removal.  Harper issued an apology.

Photo from The Toronto Star. The offensive puffin poop on Dion was picked up by the media before its removal. Harper issued an apology.

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