When you add this:
One of the biggest eye-openers you can have is seeing a story in the press which you have personal knowledge of.
When you read the article, you can marvel at just how inaccurate and mis-representative the reporter or journalist is being.
Occasionally – just occasionally – there are topics which I would LOVE to blog about, but am unable to. These are generally specific and local issues which are linked somehow to what we in the blogging sector call “Real Life”.
One of the rules that I have laid down for myself and to which I still rigidly adhere is that my blogging must not negatively impinge on my “Real Life” or that of my family or friends (and relationships with those individuals).