Nowadays, as internet gradually becomes accessible to countless families around the world, a modern form of diary emerged – blog. People start to make use of this kind of digital diary to jot down big and small events as well as their thoughts in their daily lives. These postings can be forever the good memories in one’s heart, however, they can bring nightmares as well.
True enough, blogging is a more environmental and convenient way of writing diaries. Instead of having piles of diary books on your shelf, you can have simply a website to store all the entries, saving trees as well as space in your house. The dates of your postings will be recorded automatically and you can insert pictures or photos wherever you want in the text. Most importantly, you never have to worry about losing any of the treasured digital diary books when you shift your house from place to place.
In blogging, you will have your stories not being confined only to yourself. They can be read or shared with your friends as they visit your weblog. No matter how far is the distance between you and your friends, your hearts will be drawn closer as you read what is happening to one another in every single day. They may also leave precious comments on your postings, for instance, some encouragement written for a person who wrote about the death of a grandmother. Those comments will indeed greatly relieve or encourage a person.
However since you reveal many things about yourself on the blogs, your personal information can be viewed by some people with evil thoughts or intentions. As one would love his or her friends to view the postings, the private setting of the blog will usually be set as “open to public”. Hence, children with excessive basic information revealed on the blog can become the target for kidnappers, who know exactly where the kids usually hand out at. Therefore, to prevent one’s blog from being a criminal tool, one must exercise cautious about the information being posted on the blog.
Although in a blog it is a world of your own, a place with freedom of speech, you still have to be responsible for whatever you have posted. You must not post sensitive comments regarding race, politics, gender, etc. You may complain about certain issues, but keep the offending phrases to yourself. One must always remember that a blog is a public place where any unpleasant contents can be viewed by everyone. Writing aggressive comments will only get oneself into hot soup. It may get oneself infamous in one night because of one offending sentence that may sound unrealistic. Recently, there is a piece of news about a teenage girl complaining online about her grandfather not giving her a big sum of hongbao (red packet) money. The issue of her calling her grandfather a “bastard” is widely discussed by the locals. From this, we can see that even a small “stone” can cause a huge “wave”.
Even though a blog is a useful digital diary book, we must be constantly be conscious of the contents we post to make it an enjoyable place to express ourselves.
Written by: Hu Huiyao
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