My wife forbids me to blog about certain things…
(1) She strongly disapproves of me mentioning anything about her work. She said: “how do you know that the company won’t pick it up?”
Should this deter me?
Do I have the right to say what I want?
(2) Other people may object to me writing about them. Should I ask permission before naming them? Should I disguise their identity?
(3) Are ‘public’ figures fair game? Can I in easy conscience ignore their feelings? Is it OK to say Ivor is a turd? Do I owe it to them to send them a copy of what I have written about them?
(4) Is there such a thing as an ethical blog? A code of good practice? Is there any difference between blog publishing and newspaper publishing? If so, what are they?
Paige would have views on this. But is it ethical to name her in this respect? Do I owe her an apology?
(5) There are commonly accepted decent behaviours, aren’t there? Some writing is legal but reprehensible, isn’t it?
Where can I find the answers to these bothering concerns?
I was brought up on the Catechism. There were clear questions with definite answers and if you learned the answers off by heart, you were fit to become a soldier; you were confirmed.
Do I have to write the questions and the answers for myself? Am I responsible for whatever issues I identify and whatever decisions I make?
So long as they are mine, are they good enough?
Help!!! Who else is interested enough in this to dialogue on it?