My friend Fiona recently started a blog (I 100% take credit for inspiring her) and when she posted a picture of me in a blog post this is what it looked like.
Paraffin treatment or cartoon surgery?
I laughed because I look like I came straight out of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I thought Fiona did it for fun but she did it in case I didn't want my face on her blog. I thought that was very nice of her but assured her that I don't mind my face on her blog.
I think if I had a government job or worked with kids I would be more careful about posting photos of myself on a blog. One rule I do have is that I never post about clients on my blog. That is absolutely confidential and I could get in big trouble for that. I have come across a couple of blogs where I'm pretty sure if the blogger's employer found the blog, they would be fired. It's not worth it.
Some bloggers share everything. I'm talking semi nude photos of themselves or their children. If someone wants to pose topless and post that online, well that's their business but when I see naked pictures of kids on instagram or on a blog I cringe. There are a lot of creeps on the internet and what might seem like a cute, harmless photo to me and you could be seen and used in a bad way by some internet perv.
The worst is when you're reading a blog and then BAM topless photo. Yikes, I wasn't expecting that. The best part was when a blogger's mother commented on a post with a topless photo of the blogger. I then imagined my mother seeing me like that online and died from embarrassment at the thought of it.