Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Give me your worst

This journal is to record my life for the recording not for the audience, but every once in a while, I write to an audience. This is such an entry.

I'd like your help.

brendamom left a comment that she thought my posing my finances* was displaying too much information. And I'm curious about this. Sincerely.

I totally get that most people think of privacy as keeping everything about themselves as a giant secret. I'm not one of those people. I actually never have been. But, I am thoughtful about it. I do think about it. What is the risk? What is the harm?

If I post my address, what's the danger? I live on the 4th floor of a secured building. Yes, someone could sneak in the building's front door and somehow pick my unit out of the other 20 on this floor and pick the lock and get me, but I'm totally willing to risk that. Also, someone could scale the outside of the building and break in from my terrace. Again, I'm ok with those chances.

If I post my telephone number, people could call me. My telephone number - the same number I use today - for years was listed in the Seattle phone books. And, if anyone still has one of those, it probably still is in there - listed under my full name - Susan Dennis. Yep, I might get a prank call. Since I don't answer the phone unless I know who it is, that's not a problem for me.

If I post my income and what I spend my money on, what's the harm? What's the danger? What's the worst? I can't come up with anything myself. But, I'll bet someone reading this might have a list. Do you? Will you share? Please?

*I have posted my income and my spending this month in entries that I made 'friends only'. I'm seriously considering making them public. Frankly, the responses to this entry will likely dictate if/when I do.
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