Greatest threat to bloggers
Not the governments, not the rapidly falling ceiling of liberties, and certainly not other bloggers. But serious privacy violations by what I like to call "blog vultures".
The risk is real, and these "vultures" are out there to take every piece of information you spray on your blog to use against you one day.
But even those vulture are not that serious, unless ....
Unless they know you personally. Or somehow manage to get close to people you know. Or a manager you work for. These close people, possible a friend, an ex-girlfriend, an ex-husband .. whatever you have. Once things turn negative they might decide to blow the whole thing up
And don't get fooled by people who tell you to "keep it real" and "be yourself". There's no better bounty against you than real event with real people in them and your privacy is completely shattered. With all the horrors that come with that.
Blogging is fun, and the allure of exposing more is really hard to ignore, but the more you expose, the larger the target area someone can take against you.
It's really tough to keep things hidden. But it's every person's duty to make sure things that need to remain hidden, do remain hidden. Extra information, pictures and other family details should be safeguarded against snoopers and vultures.
Your whole social existence depends on it, can you afford not to protect your privacy?