Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Worlds collide

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.

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