I can’t think how often I’ve heard that sentence. In any case, here’s what Edward Snowden has to say about it, “Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like arguing that you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” So, if you’ve also found yourself saying or thinking it at some point, please continue here, because I’m sure you will have a different view when I’m done.
Let’s say you’re a talented designer of handbags or decorative items and you’d like to sell them online. In a forum, you read about a free shop system that has lots of features and can be customized to your exact needs. You excitedly download it and install it on your server. After logging in, however, you have to admit that you’re completely lost. You ask your search engine of choice and after a few hours of futile research, you are ready to give up. That doesn’t sound very reasonable, now does it?
Every week, we write about a new topic. Correction: almost every week, because sometimes, we also say things like these: I’m already completely booked, that has priority over writing a silly blogpost! Blogging won’t get me anything, the project I’m working on will! Anyway, I can’t think of a good topic and nobody cares about what I’m doing in my day to day business! Also I have on occasion said something along those lines and maybe you have, too. But really, these are just pretexts – blogging can be very useful, especially for small to medium businesses. Don’t believe me? Read on.