Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.


Had dinner with CJ tonight as we went grocery shopping (I know, how romantic). Anyway, it came up that I don't mention her (or anyone else I know that doesn't have a web page) in my weblog, and she wondered why. Which, I guess is a good question.

So why don't I talk about these (important) people in my life? Well, I guess the best answer I've got is that they haven't put their lives on the web, so what right do I have to do it for them? I suppose that I could ask people before mentioning them or whatever, but somehow that seems to go against the grain of having a weblog. Anyway, I got permission from her to talk about her (and us) in the weblog, I'm just not sure what that means (or should mean). I'm pretty adamant about keeping my private life private, and I'm not even sure about my own comfort level.

It was easy before because I just had a little mental rule that I could follow, but now that rule has been questioned, and rightly so. Perhaps if my weblog had a theme I wouldn't have this issue, but as it is, it doesn't have a theme and I don't know how many relevant things I have to say on a single topic. Not to mention, my brain doesn't function in anything approaching a linear fashion, so a single purpose weblog wouldn't fit me very well anyway.

Well, these are the things that are ganwing at my brain. At least I can rest assured that now that she said I can mention her, I can embarass the heck out of CJ (she made it for a class).