Song of the Post: Viva la Vida by Coldplay
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand
When I started blogging in 2004, I was self-employed. Anything I wrote, I had to live with. I was ok with that.
Fast-forwarding to May of 2007, I volunteered to take over the newsletter at church. I stepped up until they found a new Director of Communications. The predictable happened and I wound up with the job.
Suddenly, I was not the only person affected by what I said on UnSpace. I represented the church. All the “The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone” would not keep people from confusing the blog with where I worked. I stopped blogging and hoped no one would connect me with UnSpace.
There was UnSpace, hanging there in the un-space of the Internet, rotting. Google dropped me from their search, and not just because I wasn’t updating much. I’m completely gone from Google.
That bugged me.
So UnSpace is back. Different. Aware of the audience, if there ever is one again. Maybe some posts will be passworded… We’ll see.