Lately I’ve been wrestling with whether I want to keep working on the Bug Blog.
When I started in 2005, there were few insect bloggers out there–now there’s a pretty good group of folks. And, I also have a new job, which is seriously cutting into my blogging time.
Then I see this: A scientist that blogs about autism and some of the thimerosol nonsense was subpoenaed for a lawsuit over vaccines, by a family claiming their child was damaged.
Neurodiversity is a science blog run by one woman with a passion for neurology and science. And now she’s been served with an order to turn over all her financial records, all correspondence with fellow bloggers, and a host of additional personal details, just because she blogged about a topic related to the case. And cited primary literature in the process, BTW.
That’s messed up. And it’s not the first time a blogger has been sued for doing something that is completely legal. It’s hard to not think about how close to the line I skate with my pseudonym, and wonder if it’s worth it.