Worlds collide

by DaniGirl on January 16, 2007 · 22 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything, Meta-blogging

I have a confession to make. I wanted to tell you before somebody else did, or before you figured it out for yourself. I knew I couldn’t keep it a secret much longer.

You see, I’ve been cheating on you. I have another blog.

*waits for gasp of dismay and betrayal*

Don’t worry, you’ll always be my first bloggy love. But I needed somewhere to put my ongoing research into the field of government communications and social media, and no amount of non-sequiturs and failed segue attempts could bridge that in with Tristan’s potty adventures and #26.

I wanted to tell you about it because it’s becoming increasingly difficult to lead this double bloggy life. I went to this absolutely fabulous meet-up yesterday of people who are interested in public relations and social media, and I was having a massive identity crisis the whole night. I earned my blogging “street cred” here, but my professional blog stuff is over on the other blog. Every time I joined in the conversation, I vacillated between veteran mommy-blogger and newbie communications blogger. As if I don’t have a hard enough time keeping track of just one identity!

And then there was the sharing of information. I have government of Canada business cards with the standard contact info on them, but no URL; and I have my funky little Moo cards with pictures of the boys from my Flickr account and this URL. (Love love LOVE my Moo cards!!) Which is more likely to give me professional credibility: a biz card with a URL scrawled across the white space in the middle, or a picture of Simon colouring Easter eggs or both boys in the bathtub with my blog title and URL on the back? Of course, I went with the Moo cards, because in the end it’s all about my boys, isn’t it?

So I figured I’d let you in on my secret bloggy life now, because it’s getting increasingly difficult to keep the two blogs separate. I have no intention of linking back here from there, as the goal of the blog is more to be used as an internal collaboration tool, but if you’re interested in the intersection of government communication and social media, feel free to stop by for a visit.

But, um, please keep in mind that many big bosses above me, who are responsible for important things like my paycheque and my computer access, will be following the comments on that blog. As opposed to here, where they probably also read but with a lot less scrutiny and a lack of proprietary interest. I’m just sayin’.

So, without further ado (and you know how I love the ado), I present for your link-surfing pleasure, the Canadian Cybrarian.


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ian Ketcheson January 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Yay. She outed herself. Way to go, Dani. Nice to meet you last night at Third Monday. Cheers.

2 Ian Ketcheson January 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Yay. She outed herself. Way to go, Dani. Nice to meet you last night at Third Monday. Cheers.

3 nancy January 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Well, I checked it out, but I’ll be staying here. That ‘other one’ is just WAAAAAY to intellectual for me.
Oh wait, that didn’t sound right. The Mothership is also, of course, most intelligent and brilliant, but just more up my alley.
Did that sound better?

4 nancy January 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Well, I checked it out, but I’ll be staying here. That ‘other one’ is just WAAAAAY to intellectual for me.
Oh wait, that didn’t sound right. The Mothership is also, of course, most intelligent and brilliant, but just more up my alley.
Did that sound better?

5 Marla January 16, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Wow! You use your grown-up name over there.
Since it’s not likely I’ll be receiving news of my future son-in-law’s potty adventures over there, I’m just going to remain one of the click-overs from here today who glanced at it for two seconds then came back over here to read comments on old posts that I missed before.

6 Marla January 16, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Wow! You use your grown-up name over there.
Since it’s not likely I’ll be receiving news of my future son-in-law’s potty adventures over there, I’m just going to remain one of the click-overs from here today who glanced at it for two seconds then came back over here to read comments on old posts that I missed before.

7 Trixie January 16, 2007 at 8:45 pm

I’ll happily be in both of your clubs-it’s encouraging to find other people whose multifaceted interests and talents skirt the edges of personality disorder!

8 Trixie January 16, 2007 at 8:45 pm

I’ll happily be in both of your clubs-it’s encouraging to find other people whose multifaceted interests and talents skirt the edges of personality disorder!

9 Jenny F. Scientist January 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm

Well, it’s lovely and full of communicating, but as I know nothing of that, I’ll leave it to the experts.
And thanks for the compliment the other day! Also, your chairs look great. I reupholstered stuff once without experience. How hard can something attached by staples BE?

10 Jenny F. Scientist January 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm

Well, it’s lovely and full of communicating, but as I know nothing of that, I’ll leave it to the experts.
And thanks for the compliment the other day! Also, your chairs look great. I reupholstered stuff once without experience. How hard can something attached by staples BE?

11 PRACTiCAL CHiCK January 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Guess your blog will just have to accept an open relationship…that is until you decide which one you truly love or leave them both and start over all together (like I did LOL).

12 PRACTiCAL CHiCK January 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Guess your blog will just have to accept an open relationship…that is until you decide which one you truly love or leave them both and start over all together (like I did LOL).

13 Mike January 16, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Interesting secret blog you have there.
Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

14 Mike January 16, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Interesting secret blog you have there.
Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

15 Miche January 16, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Ooohhhhh…. multiple blog personalities. I love it!

16 Miche January 16, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Ooohhhhh…. multiple blog personalities. I love it!

17 Birdie January 17, 2007 at 1:19 am

Ahh…. outta the closet, eh? Your other blog looks fascinating, I’ll be sure to check it out tonight after my boys are in bed.

18 Birdie January 17, 2007 at 1:19 am

Ahh…. outta the closet, eh? Your other blog looks fascinating, I’ll be sure to check it out tonight after my boys are in bed.

19 Batman January 17, 2007 at 4:31 am

A secret blog?! You really are a media-whore…now it’s confirmed that you’re a two-timing media-whore. Way to go! ๐Ÿ™‚
How DO you find the time?

20 Batman January 17, 2007 at 4:31 am

A secret blog?! You really are a media-whore…now it’s confirmed that you’re a two-timing media-whore. Way to go! ๐Ÿ™‚
How DO you find the time?

21 Kerry January 18, 2007 at 11:19 pm

Yeah… how DO you find the time? :o)

22 Kerry January 18, 2007 at 11:19 pm

Yeah… how DO you find the time? :o)

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