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Don’t be a blogger.

You should really be careful what you post online.

In some ways it’s worked out for me. Two Canadian Blogging Awards later (2012, 2013, for political blogging no less), a lot of good work encouraging people to get involved in their democracy, and more, it has had its positive moments. I also now type this from our nation’s capital, and one piece of the puzzle that put me here was my writing.

However, in other ways it hasn’t been in my best interest.

If you’re a young politico or a blogger-to-be, take heed.

Reading over posts from years ago – when I first began in 2004 when I was fourteen – I simply have to shake my head. It’s not only grammar, pacing, and tone. I also missed a lot: most of my analysis was trite and simple.

And I’m not sure if I’m much better now.

But if I didn’t share it online it wouldn’t be following me a decade and a half later. In fact, I’ll probably be reading this sentence in a decade. People grow and their opinions change – as they should. And, really, as they…