More on Blogging Safely

Here are more tips on how to blog safely at work – or anywhere else, for that matter.

Use “anonymizers”
I personally do not see much use for these things as I do not really need to hide anything. If I didn’t want people to know what I was doing or writing, I just wouldn’t do them over the Internet. However, if you do need to remain anonymous, then make use of anonymizing techniques. Check out blog hosting services that have anonymous features. You can also use software that will mask your IP address. I don’t really want to dwell on this point as I don’t totally feel comfortable with it – just thought I’d let you know what is out there.

Ping servers
When blogging, one thing is for sure – you want to get your news out quickly to your audience, right? At the same time, though, you may want to protect your privacy as well. We all know, however, that sending out the word would mean that you would be traceable. If you do not want this to happen, try using ping servers. They will allow you to broadcast your new posts quickly and easily while at the same time masking your identity.

About domain names
If you have your own domain names or you are considering getting one, you should know that even if your blog has no personal details, anyone can merely “WHOIS” your domain name to find out more about you. As such, you may want to register your domain name anonymously.

Originally posted on December 12, 2007 @ 2:47 am