The recent brouhaha over a food magazine plagiarizing some blogger’s work led to a few friends suggesting that I sift their pages to see if anything of mine had been lifted. As much as I appreciated their caring (and rating my food posts high enough in their mind), the truth is that it doesn’t matter a whole lot to me.
The food posts here are a purely hedonistic exercise- I cook, take pictures, and write about food for my pleasure. I love getting comments on those posts. What happens to them after that does not matter much. Also, with the sheer amount of blog content out there, how valuable is this work, anyway?
The other content on this blog- the work related posts that I try to make anonymous as much as possible, the worries about my life and career that are dragged on to the screen against my will, they are the ones that matter. Luckily for me, they are the ones least likely to matter to anybody else, except for the group of people that have become my friends over the past few years on Vox and elsewhere.
Those are also the posts that I’m reluctant to share in the big, bad world that is WP- not because I’m worried someone will steal them, but simply because they are personal. So I’ve decided to password protect all such posts. I have no idea how to share this password with selected people, so please drop me a line in the comments if you have been able to read these posts in the past and/or would like to to do so. If you’re actually glad to have all the neuroses hidden away, leaving the food stuff easily accessible, that is good, too.