The Family Business on the News
For those who come looking for a short, thoughtful read, a blogging life discussion, or a way to gradually ease back into the week. I offer this bloggy life question. . . .
Someone you know has blogged for about two years. She uses her blog as an online diary. Most days what she writes is fairly harmless. She’s gotten savvy about writing her thoughts in ways that don’t reflect unkindly on people that she loves, but it’s too late for what she wrote in the early days.
Last night your blogger friend emailed you. Her family is hurt and angry. It seems her older sister did an ego search. Your friend’s blog came up. The sister landed on an archive post in which your blogger friend said hurtful things about her entire family.
The older sister read a while. Then she called their brother.
The entire family now has read the entire blog. Some neighbors have also been dragged into the story. Every person mentioned on her blog has heard about it and read as much as they wanted. The town is openly debating the situation. The blog has never had this kind of traffic.
Your blogger friend feels violated.
Her family feels the same way.
Her friends have disappeared.
She called you for advice.
How do you respond?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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