we move to canada
1. Whose blog is this?Ummmm .... ours?(/ducks)
Ummm . . . is this a trick question?
"is this a trick question?"Nope. Straight up.
It's yours, L-girl. I know because it says so in your profile.Did I do something I shouldn't?I'm sorry about watching the Giants and Boston, honest. I'll never do it again.
Oh hey, Granny, I watch interleague! I'm watching the Bos/SF game right now. I don't *approve* of interleague, but that doesn't mean I boycott the games. Hey, my league has the stupid DH. I don't like that either, but what can you do? Still gotta watch the games.
Did I do something I shouldn't?Nope. I will explain after more people answer.
1. I'm new at this innernet stuff, but I'd be guessing that the person listed under "i am" on the right side is the person who owns the blog. Likely the very same person whose name is on the book cover featured on the right side, lower down.2. Well, you'd have to go all the way to the right side of the page. And maybe scroll down to see the book cover.3. Oohhh... is it really Shakespeare? Is Shakespeare writing this blog under a pen name? May I get your autograph Mr. Shakespeare?
Pretty clear to me. On the sidebar, it says "I am..."
I am not the author of this blog.Signed, William Shakespeare.
"laura k." under "I am", and if you scroll down in the sidebar, you can see the book with your full name. It's pretty damn obvious.
L-girl, I was kidding but that's how I used to be. Everything was my fault.I'd apologize to a department store mannequin if I bumped into it.
Granny, I'm glad you were kidding.I used to have a roommate who was like that - everything was her fault, apologizing for taking up too much space on the planet. A sign of low self-esteem, I think.I'm glad you're out of that now. You deserve better. :)
I will explain after more people answer....
I'm waiting til Monday, when many people comment.
Hmmmm..."i am:laura kformerly of nyc, now of canadamovetocanada at gmail dot comshoeless indoors since 30 aug 05"Can't wait to hear what prompted the quiz!BTW - Sorry if you end up with 15 of these posts. Blogger keeps telling me it can't log me in and to try again. So I do.
silly L-girl, this blog is yours laura k. can't wait to read why you are asking this....
Pop Quiz!?! I didn't even study!!!*has flashbacks to high school*Oh, the pain, THE PAIN!:-)1. Laura K2. No3. No....well maybe. It's not IMTC it's WMTC
Lol, L-girl's as I know you best, or Laura k's in your bio.No.No.
L-girl, no, and no. I'm guessing the questions are easier for some people than for others?
1. Laura Kaminker2. I don't know, because since I started reading, I never needed to find that info. I can't remember how I found out originally, but I'm guessing Joy of Sox is the reason why. Then again, if you ask me to specifically look for the info right now, I can find it easily.3. Nothing causes me to think you aren't the sole writer of this blog, but that's because I already know this. And no, you have never done anything to make me change my mind or doubt what I already know. However, as someone who has a huge sign at the top of his blog stating the title, yet deals with the fact that a majority of people refer to it as either a slightly different title, the old title, or the web address, I've figured out that many people see things the way they want to see them. Or they just don't care. So these same people may see "We" in the title, then read nothing but the posts, (ignoring that each post says "by l-girl") and assume there are a group of people collectively writing this blog.
Everyone passed. ;-)Nick's, Jere's and M@'s answers to question #3 touched on why I asked. Over the years that I've been blogging, a surprising (to me) number of people have described wmtc as "a blog written by a couple who moved to Canada". I see this regularly around the net.Perhaps it shouldn't bother me, but it drives me crazy.While I can sort of understand initially thinking two people write the blog because of its name, it doesn't take much time at all to determine who - and how many people - actually write the blog. As you've all proven.But then, people don't take the time. They take one quick look, and they're off.Which is fine, but then don't post about it. If you're going to post about something, perhaps you should know what you're talking about? Or is that expecting too much?Now, about that title. I couldn't have called this blog "i move to canada," because our move to Canada was very much a we thing, quite possibly the most we thing we'd ever done. So while we moved, I write. And Allan writes. Two people, two writers, two blogs.I understand that many couples share a blog. That, too, is easy to see on the sidebars of those blogs.Well, folks, thanks for participating in this quiz, and thanks for letting me blow off a little steam. You've all won virtual gold stars.
(/ducks)Yeah, you'd better.
I just skimmed your explanation, but I gather Allan was right?(/runs for cover)
I think before the re-design it looked more we-ish. After reading a bit it was clear that you were doing all the blogging, but it did give the initial impression that it was either originally intended to be a two-person blog where one person ended up doing all the writing, or it was a deliberate nominal we (like how a couple I know where one partner lost their driver's licence for medical reasons and with much angst still carefully refers to their car as "our car.") The changes to the sidebar with the site redesign did clear it up though.
it did give the initial impression that it was either originally intended to be a two-person blog where one person ended up doing all the writing, or it was a deliberate nominal we Huh, that's interesting. Because my old sidebar also said "I am", had my name, same deal as here. I changed the design, but not the text - all the wording is the same.I wonder why it still gave that impression. For the record, this was never intended to be anything but my own blog. Allan and I share a lot of things, but I can't see us sharing a blog.
(/runs for cover)Believe it.. . . . . . (And thanks for the big laugh.)
"I just skimmed your explanation, but I gather Allan was right?"I also did much laughing at that.This whole deal is one of the big challenges of blogging. No matter how much background you give on yourself, there will always be lots of people who discover your blog, read the most recent entry, and base their entire attitude about you on that entry. You can mention you're, for example, a vegetarian in your profile, in every single post, but then do one post where you don't mention it, and someone could very well comment, "Hey, how do you like your steak?"I often walk the fine line of "do I say it again and again and risk people getting sick of me or do I assume everybody knows and risk people not knowing what the hell I'm talking about?"
This whole deal is one of the big challenges of blogging. Yes, definitely. It's one of the challenges of dealing with media in any form.I've done some interviews for TV and newspapers over the years, on various topics. Discussing the potential benefits vs pitfalls of that with other people who have done the same, I've learned that you have to really let go of the idea of controlling the message. If you don't, you'll drive yourself crazy and be very unhappy. You do your best, you put yourself out there, but that's all you can do. You can't control how the message is received, interpreted, twisted, misused. You just have to hope the positive benefits outweight the negative, or else not do media at all.I think this correlates to blogging too. Even though I posted about this "who writes this blog" issue - and even though it does sometimes drive me nuts - I know I can't waste too much time or energy worrying about it or trying to correct it.
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