Until blog do us part

Until blog do us part
: Blogs are not a marital aid:

Dear Harriette: When my wife gets mad at me, she writes on her Web site what I did wrong that day. We are in counseling, but sometimes my words will be twisted around on the site. She tells me not to go to the site, but I know one of our neighbors does and I want to know what is being said about me on a public Web site. Any advice? — Tom, Texas

[via Blog Herald]

  • staci k.

    This “bloggles” the mind. I’ve never quite grasped the idea that people think they can put up invisible barriers for who reads their blog — kids who say parents aren’t allowed to read theirs, employees who think employers aren’t reading, spouses or partners who ask or tell their other halfs to stay away. I can see warning someone that staying away might make them feel better but isn’t transparency one of the points of blogging?

  • That wife should be doing it anonymously, or in a friends-only access environment. Otherwise she’s headed for a Google-induced train wreck.

  • The parental issue is a more complex one. I seriously wish there was a technological way to keep parents from stumbling across your weblog… for now telling search engines to go away in the headers is the only thing I’ve come up with.
    I guess you could ban ips originating from your ISP or something..
    But the advantage of being totally identifiable is that you don’t post anything that would get you into a mess.

  • Mr. Davis

    There are many attorneys with blogs. Perhaps one can give you a referral and you can start to save on the counseling bills.

  • That, my friends, is nothing:
    As I mentioned on my site, this man requires medical attention.

  • JP

    So, does that mean that any divorce attorney worth her fee will have to do an search on blogs to find incriminating info in the future? Beautiful.

  • I wouldn’t want to stay married to someone who posts intimate details of our relationship for all the world to see. Kin you say . . . . triangulating?