Undooced: Fired Because You Don't Blog -- Or Your Employer Doesn't Know You Blog?


Some of you noticed a post that went up Friday and then later in the day mysteriously disappeared. Yeah, hey, my bad. Despite what you might expect from a blogger I'm really a pretty private person and it was too much too soon. Deep breaths. Let's try this again and see if I can leave it up for good.

Some of you know that I have a regular 'ol 40-hours-a-week job, doing something I also love. Some of you don't know that, because I never write about it or mention it. I've had people email me who think that this is my job, or that I'm a stay at home mom. Nope.

I felt so lucky to be doing something in a field I'm passionate about that I didn't want to endanger it by mixing the paint. In what I thought was the best interest of both sides I built a wall to keep here and there from intersecting. Separation of church and state.

Long story short, my position at my real, actual, career job was eliminated on Friday. They were looking to move more towards a social media angle. You know, like this or this or this or this?

It's so tragic that it's almost funny, but I kept my blog and my writing and all this private because I never wanted to tread that line between work and play. I don't regret that decision {Attn future employers: I am incredibly discreet!} But also well, huh, that was... unexpected. I always figured it was more likely to be fired because you had a blog than because you didn't.

What do we call the opposite of being "dooced?"

Today I begin the hunt for the next big thing. Aside from the whole freaking out!! part of the equation it was probably a good time for me to move on. I had outgrown my metaphorical desk and a new challenge was long overdue.

Let's do this.

losing your job because you blog privately

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