They warn you about killers and thieves in the night
I worry about cancer and living right
But my mama never warned me about my own
Suppose as thought experiment that I were to look for a new job. Crazy in this economy, right? Poor choice of words perhaps, as the demand for psychiatric services seems perennially high. Will diagnose, prescribe and counsel, for cash destined for the mattress (hold the 401(k)--please).
So the question is: does a blog like this improve or imperil one's job chances, even if it's left off of the CV? (It is currently on). I've never been an employer, but does anyone make a hire these days without running the hapless chap through Google first? Plenty of folks have been embarrassed by drunken and other shenanigans bumblingly posted on Facebook (okay there), but what about the hybrid personal/professional blog?
I would hope the humble site here would reflect some creativity and independence of spirit, but some employer might grumble, "As if that's a good thing?" But if so, why would I want to work for him/her? Um, because the mattress might get low on cash.
What about private practice, with multiple individual "employers" as it were? Would the blog usefully advertise my clinical and philosophical views without Too Much Information, or has the latter threshold already been crossed? As I compile posts it is easy to forget how much could be inferred from a careful reading of the entire series (do not try at home). I don't like the idea--or the effort--of painstakingly editing past posts in detail, but it might be necessary to jettison a few of the more casual or jejune efforts (like this one) that might not measure up to Professional Dignity.
Blogging topics to be deferred:
My High School Prom
Domestic Pet Peeves
Back to the Dentist
Annals of Toilet-Training
My Vintage Bottle-cap Collection
(Just kidding, prospective boss; a sense of humor is important to me in a boss, unless the economy gets any worse, in which case I can play it straight with the best of 'em).
What would Freud do?