It must be fate that this post comes after the previous post.
On Thursday, shortly after I finished the post whose title sounds like a law firm, I got a phone call. It was from a lovely professional-sounding woman.
It took me a while to understand what she was saying, through no fault of hers, but because I was deep in the tied-weave-blogging-about-it maze, and as it is I talk to myself, in my head or sometimes out loud, at roughly Third Grade reading level. I had speak and listen carefully so I wouldn't come across like an Grade A Nincompoop.
Long story short, folks at her work bought a piece of mine as a gift and I suspect they found my website which has background stories on a few very old and a few new pieces, in the Gallery. The particular piece she was after was not listed, and have I written about it somewhere they can access?
Well, yes, here. And because it was one piece in a bigger project, I promised to send her a couple of links. Suffice it to say, it was part of Re:fine, but I had the wrong year it took me a while to track the posts down.
Nowadays I have a hard time remembering why I rushed upstairs in the middle of weaving, so you cannot expect me to remember what I wrote in 2007, (as it turned out,) and if you're a frequent visitor you know this is a platform for my existential verbiage, weaving or otherwise. And I hesitated for a moment to send her the links.
When I started this blog, it was meant as a small and "professional" news section of my website. As weaving encroached upon and intermeshed with every facet of me, other stuff seeped into this blog. I was aware it was happening, but I couldn't think of any other way of operating. (Last month, I finally deleted my other blog, "Not a Woman of Few Words," the only regret being I still think it's a cracker of a title.) Whereas, around 2006 or whenever it was we built my first website, I had hoped to create a slick and professional and maybe even slightly mysterious personae of Meg the Weaver to reflect the [insert-adjectives] nature of my work, I've consistently tried to be a real person of late because I cannot operate in any other way.
My current "website" is just another Blogger blog made to look (ever-so-slightly more) website-y, but we made it before Blogger introduced Pages/Tab so Ben found and modified the HTML codes to allow for the (slightly better looking) tabs. And since my modes operandi as regards websites has become create/neglect/revamp, I've been thinking of bringing bits over here so I'd have only two weaving blogs, instead of the four, to cover the two languages of MegWeaves. I mean, do we really need a website today?
All this makes me want to either revisit and recalibrate MegWeaves' marketing goals, or chuck it all and just bring the bare minimum so Unravelling functions as a website of sorts. And knowing how tactful I am in manipulating multiple personae, well, we know which way I should go, don't we.
I know it has been a problem for some on Facebook, the private profile vs, the Public Pages.
How do you manage this?
In the end I did send her three links, with a disclaimer, explaining the nature of the blog and the WYSIWYG nature of me. Right. Loom time.