Step 1 & 2
- Think about making it private. Many blog sites allow you to set your blog private so that only people you invite can read your blog.
- Keep personal information about yourself totally private. Leave detailed information about your name, contact info, school data, and your close relationships out of your blog. Replace them using bogus ones instead. This info is what hackers and stalkers look for most of the time.
Step 3 & 4
4. Check your post before you submit it. Read it as if you were anonymous and check it in it's entirety for revealing personal information. Then, ask yourself how you would feel if your blog were read by teachers, parents, or any other citizen. Would you still submit it anyway? Also think about if it showed up in the daily newspaper or other blogs? Remember, blogs are public. If you don't feel comfortable having the world know your content, rewrite it.
Step 5 & 6
6. Protect your blog at all costs. Keep your passwords to yourself and exit out of your blog page when your computer system is unattended to be absolutely sure that nobody can enter and write something pretending to be you.