This is a response to the following thread: Faculty with personal blogs, web pages, MySpace pages, etc
Arvind and Jason and everyone else… thanks for the wonderful exchange.
My internal conflict right now is what personal and what is private. I was reading A Whole New Mind on the way to work this morning, I finished the Empathy Chapter and went on the Fun chapter… I was thinking about how the use of empathy is huge in both my personal and professional life, how being a teacher and administrator and studying psychology can be applied to my relationship with my kids and wife, as well as my students. As I grow as a professional, I grow personally and where is the line? The fun I have with my kids allows me relax and be a better professional. The interactions I have with my students allow me to be a better parent.
So when I blog, I blog about life, and I can’t really draw those lines. This is bad when it comes to vacations, because I find it very hard to break away from work type of stuff, but the two sides of my life cross over so much, how do I separate them?
I’m asking questions that anyone 25 or under are living in a native way. The personal/private line is being crossed all the time.
It’s a very interesting time to be alive.