I am very aware of my “online footprint” today for a couple of reasons.
First, while we were chatting with people at the party yesterday, one person said to Bret “I know all about you from Jen’s blog” and someone else said “I know what’s going on with you from your blog.” This is by no means the first time I’ve heard this. I actually get it a lot. “I saw on your blog,” “I read that on your blog” or “I loved that blog post.” The truth of the matter is people read my blog, so what I write matters. I do try to be careful what I say on this blog. I try to speak highly of my husband. I don’t put up things that he does wrong. Not because he’s perfect, but because it would not honor him. I think through what I post and ask if it will help others, encourage others, etc. But I also want to share our fun and silly moments, because that IS what’s happening in our marriage.
This verse was heavy in thought when I thought about this particular blog post!
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
Then, in the process of my work day, an article about a new program came across my path. The program is called Crystal. Basically, it takes all of your online data and compiles a profile about you to help marketers sell to you. This particular program is almost an answer to my post from a few weeks back! I had two responses to this technology…first, I thought it was SO cool! I mean, how awesome would it be if the people who were trying to sell to you actually took the time to learn about you and made those adjustments? If you were a busy person and just wanted to quick facts instead of pages and pages of text?
But it was also a reminder that I need to be VERY, very, very careful what I put online! This report was SO accurate! It said alot, but even very detailed things like – it comes naturally to Jennilyn to like spreadsheets! WHAT??
My hope is that I’m found and remembered by pictures like this…