Blogging is an interesting way for people around the world to connect. The risky part is that there are many cyber creeps. To help protect yourself, as well as those featured on your blog, here are a few precautions to take.
+If your blog is public, only post information about yourself that you want everyone online to find out about.
It can be really hard to refrain from spilling everything online, but do yourself and everyone else a favor and keep things vague. You never know who is watching.
+Make sure you know who is commenting on your blog, as well as who is blogging about you.
You have the ability to control the comments that are posted to your blog. Make sure to review them periodically and remove the ones that are distasteful or irrelevant. It is also important to search your name and view the information that others have posted about you online.
+Be extra cautious about meeting up with someone you met online
There are many bloggers who have successful meetings, and gain lifelong friendships. However, this is not always the case. Things can take a turn for the worst quickly, so be sure to do extensive research and meet in a high-traffic area if a meeting is to take place.
+Blogging Anonymously? Be sure to hide your IP address too
Blog from an anonymous network Tor, so that blogging networks can’t track your IP address and see which computer your are blogging from, and where it is located.
Following these tips, and taking extra caution before you put information of any kind online will keep you and all those involved on your blog safe!