5 Years On

As I sit here writing this I can’t believe I started blogging 5 years ago, and although I podcast more than I blog, I wanted to focus on the blogosphere today.

I started blogging the day after I was attacked (presumably homophobic abuse), I didn’t mention it then although I’m sure I’ve mention that since 2004.

Not many people are aware of the perils of blogging, allow me to explain.

You may have read about people losing jobs over their blogs and for me that kinda happened too, although I don’t really like to talk about it but I am going to for those of you that are thinking of starting a blog, you need to be careful. I wasn’t aware of these things and made the mistake of bitching about the company I worked for at the time (Argos), I also posted things about the people I worked with and the things that they had done to me, I never used full names, just the first initial of there names but after they had discovered the blog, it was rather easy for them to put 2 and 2 together.

I was then called into the office and asked all of these questions about it, and at this point I couldn’t care less about the job so I was rather sarcastic during the questioning.

An example

Them : “Do you own twinkleboi.com?”
Me : “No” (This was before I had the domain)
Them : “So your telling us you don’t own the twinkleboi.com website?”
Me : “No, I don’t”
Them : “Yes you do”
Me : “I think you’ll find it twinkleboi.co.uk”

I handed my resignation in after that!

Ever since then I’ve been careful in what I put out on the internet!

Apart from the naked videos and pictures of me……am I joking? 😉

So, 5 years on…I’m glad people have found my posts interesting, informative and sometimes downright odd, my podcast is 4 years old in July, wow!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll carry on 🙂

Twinkle xx

0 thoughts on “5 Years On

  • 7th February 2009 at 11:31 pm
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    Congrats on your upcoming milestone. Your blog entry prompted me to look back and see when I started blogging… and it was just one month after you. 😉 September 2004. So, it’s my 5th year anniversary, too.

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  • 19th February 2009 at 4:08 pm
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    aww pasta i hope your ok!!!carry on bloggy blogging!!i love that little conversation about the office haha,made me chuckle out loud! miss you pasta with pesto and cheese xxxx

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