Every child in care (above 13) and leaving care should have their own facebook page. Anonymising children in the care system is practised more often than not to protect the institution. On that subject migrating from a facebook profile to a facebook page turned out to be hard work. I did it because my profile was full plus a thousand waiting friend requests. It seems ignorant to ignore them. That’s the only reason I migrated. But since the “migration” I’ve learned that compared to a friendly facebook profile world the facebook page world is the wild west where “likes” are currency. You can buy and sell them and steal them even. I will never do any of that. That’s not who I am.
My Wordpress blog description reads “Lemn Sissay blogs openly for personal reasons” and I stand by that description. My twitter feed says. “I write stuff. Stuff that. Stuff that I like.” And I stand by that. The first eighteen years of my life were recorded and filed by the social services in lieu of family. I made a BBC radio documentary in 2010 to retrieve those files So blogging as a place of record, as a 21st century fingerprint is all this is, but unlike the social services 18 years of my life will not be lost by a company called The Iron Mountain.