Blog Dilemmas - IWith an increase in the number of people who blog, one can clearly differentiate the different kinds of bloggers based on content. Inescapable is the fact that some play the role of self-journalist, where everything they do is carefully documented. So when one meets and talks with such a blogger, one may feel the effects of the Heisenbergian dilemma. Since one knows that there is a good chance that the current conversation may make its way into the next day's postings, one may behave differently - the blogger's self-(de)scribing reputation has converted the encounter into an on-the-record public meeting, and since the self-(styled?) journo has no sense of journalistic ethics, it is better to be safe than to find one's not-so-humble opinions and sacred hangouts be the subject of a blog-splash to the accompaniment of stinging comments.
I have not yet met or endured this type of blogger yet, but it is a distinct possibility in the future. Then we will all be public figures with a nasty private life and at the same time, will be out to snare some other unsuspecting citizen to meet the insatiable demand for the next day's post.
Post script a.k.a feeble humour: Was the late and great Ashok Kumar (R.I.P) being prescient when he kept warning us: Kya Chhutkii BaDhkii se mil paayegii? Aagle hafte dekhe.nge hum-BLog. (On other thoughts, perhaps he meant humble log).