So, work have given me a work blog, which they want me to write. Fair enough. I will say that UT’s blog set up is pretty crummy at the moment – although it is wordpress, it is hard to see archived posts and not very user friendly. I will only use UT’s blog if they fix all this.
If I go ahead, I am not sure how to proceed with having two blogs. I had thought about having two blogs before, but it seemed messy and annoying. So, I just mixed my personal and professional posts together in one blog, under different categories, but always wondered whether a real mixing of the two was not ideal – I wondered if I was turning non academics off with my rumblings about papers, and academics off with my ramblings about Firework.
So, the work blog could be quite good, as a lot of my friends are not academic and I imagined their eyes glazing over at talk of genes and tenure promotion. And some of my readers are academic and my recipe for cookies perhaps not their cup of tea (although said cookies should absolutely be enjoyed with such). But, I have got some really nice comments (emails… Facebook comments) on my work-related posts. And actually, the nature of the posts does not correlate with how i know the person. So, I clearly got it wrong, and the mixed blog was working well.
So now, I am wondering about how to manage the two blogs – especially as the work blog does not have a subscribe button. Should I:
1. Keep the two separate. Only personal posts here, and academia-related posts in the UT blog, and ne’er the twain shall meet.
2. Keep the two separate but post links to the UT blog entries here on the personal blog, as an entry.
3. Write the work blog, and copy and paste the posts as their own post here. So essentially this blog will remain the same, but parts of it will be duplicated on my UT blog.
What do y’all think? What would work best? Or do you have any other suggestions?
Help appreciated 🙂
P.S. This reminds me to thank you all indeed for the comments you make – I love getting them 🙂