Personal Safety for Bloggers

In his post about Blog Stalkers — Personal Safety for Bloggers (via Performancing), Darren Rouse shares his personal experience of being stalked by a blog reader who, after a series of escalating behaviors, ended up at his home.

Having put this situation behind him, Darren goes into detail about how bloggers can protect themselves:

  • Decide ahead of time how much personal information to share on your blog
  • Be aware of what impression you’re leaving
  • Remember to follow offline security measures
  • Develop a plan of action ahead of time
  • Don’t try to deal with a problem situation alone

He also writes an important post about What to Do when Your Blog is Attacked, which I’m going to clip for future reference.

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