Consequences for starting a blog as a senior in college/incoming analyst

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I'm currently a second semester senior, going to join a BB after graduation. I enjoy writing and want to start a blog where I'll post random things about food, life, musings, personal essays ive written, maybe thoughts on current events, etc, nothing finance related. Plan to delete it when I start job, it's mostly something temporary I want to try out as a senior in my last semester and I think it'll be cool to share my writing. But I wonder if there are consequences if anyone from my company finds out? I'm pretty clueless about corporate world. This old discussion is discouraging https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/new-blog-0. Would appreciate any thoughts and input!

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Mar 14, 2018

If its all going to be strictly PG, and not incredibly politically opinionated or related to your take on the corporate world then it's fine.

If you're going to be criticizing CEOs, sharing salacious endeavors or writing political satire then maybe use a pseudonym. Your friends and family will know it's you but your name won't be attached to it if your employer searches.

Mar 16, 2018

I agree with this comment.

It really depends on what you're writing, if you're going to write anything even remotely controversial I would definitely use a pseudonym. If you can write some witty essays about everyday life that everyone agrees with, it's obviously a plus.

It's hard to give a good opinion without the exact content of the blog, I would assume that someone who's going to work for a BB is intelligent enough to form his own judgment and use common sense ;)

Mar 14, 2018

Sounds pretty gay tbh

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Mar 16, 2018

bump for more input

Mar 16, 2018

"Thoughts on current events" sounds controversial. I would write under a pseudonym regardless so that people googling your name don't find it.

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Mar 16, 2018

Just put yourself in the scenario of someone at your work finding out about it. Would you be comfortable talking about it? Discussing it? If not, don't do it.

Mar 16, 2018

wonderful, looking forward to this - good luck!

Mar 16, 2018

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