What is going on? WordPress seems to have a mind of it’s own at the moment.
Yesterday I received emails notifying me of the same blog post thirty times from granny1947 – one every minute for half an hour! Now, reading through the comments and replies I have been making on my own ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ post over on Wightrabbit’s Blog I note that sometimes I am ‘wightrabbit’, accompanied by my Chinese Dragon gravatar, then, randomly, without rhyme or reason, I become a faceless ‘Jacqueline King’. Confused? I am!
But, strangely, I have been thinking that I ought to discard the disguise, reveal the real me and own my opinions, in my given name. I’m not entirely sure, though, because the title I originally chose for my first blog is also now my twitter name and I’m more than comfortable with the anonymity it provides me on that platform.
The fact that I’m running two blogs is also a bit of a jumble. I thought I was setting up ‘Tao of Scrumble’ as a seperate page on Wightrabbit’s Blog, where I could waffle on about anything non-writing related. I imagined that subscribers to the original would be able to flick back and forth quite easily. So I was dismayed when ‘Tao’ turned out to be entirely separate and – at first – I didn’t even know how to add a link to each blog from the other.
Once it had all been set up, I discovered, by accident, that ‘Tao of Scrumble’ came up top in internet searches – I had no idea what that meant but recently I ‘googled’ it and the first twelve pages of results that came up were all mine! And – at this moment, anyway – I’m not writing any short stories, poems or novels, so Wightrabbit’s blog is no longer serving it’s original purpose of keeping me on track with my writing ambitions. In fact it has fulfilled them – I’m interacting fully with my readers and that gives me immense satisfaction and self-worth. Far more than I ever got from having submissions rejected, with no justification other than they weren’t what some anonymous and omnipotent editor is looking for. (Do they even know what they’re looking for?)
At the moment I don’t know how to disentangle this knotty conundrum, so Wightrabbit and Tao of Scrumble will carry on side-by-side and I trust that it won’t become too cumbersome for you – my loyal supporters. And if comments, from a stranger, appear on your blogs please don’t get too excited – as I did on receiving 31 notifications from granny1947 (the last one being the frantic disclaimer ‘It’s not me!’). You haven’t attracted yet another follower, I’m afraid.
It’s just me, without my Wightrabbit costume on.
I AM Jacqueline King! 🙂