I hope that I don’t sound paranoid, because I hope not to be……..but I am wondering if perhaps I have shared a bit too much of me and need to be a bit wiser in what I disclose.
I am proud of being asked to speak at conferences and enjoy sharing those opportunities with you……but I am wondering…….is it too much information??”
I struggle with this also and it worries my husband tremendously because I am on twitter and plurk so much. All of my plurk and twitter friends know that I am taking 3 cruises in a row on the Caribbean. Could someone figure out where I live and rob my house? My husband is always saying that I’m too trusting with people and maybe I am. But I also feel I am a professional and I want people to have my mailing address (which at least is a post office box and not a street address) and my email address. I’m sure if someone wants to track down my personal information they could but I think if they wanted this bad enough, they could do it without my help too. Part of me feels that if they need anything from my house bad enough to rob me, they need it more than I do. I don’t want to have to worry about people robbing me every minute. I know that there are bad people on the internet as well as in real life. I’m not going to ignore the fact that there are mean people out there.
We have taken precautions like notifying the police (which is only a block away from my house), alerted our neighbors, and set our burglar alarm. I also feel that I’m careful about choosing my plurk and twitter friends so I can’t imagine any of them robbing me. Again, I do not want to spend my whole life mistrusting every single person that I contact. Life is too short so I’m going to go on trusting (with common sense precautions). How about you? What do you do?
Original image: 'Trust' http://www.flickr.com/photos/88133845@N00/428825569by: Jean-François Chénier