The internet never forgets, so I’m aware of the downside. Something I said years ago could be yanked to the present and used against me. That has always been one of my fears for using social media.
So why do I regularly publish my thoughts on this blog?
A couple of reasons. First, I value the ability to communicate well, so I like having a practice that helps me do that. Second, taking a public stance requires pushing through the fear of being judged, which exercises courage.
I blog in the spirit of growth, which means refraining from personal attacks and staying as positive as I can. Given that approach, I feel comfortable with the possible consequences.