Thursday, February 03, 2005

The New Place

Smartmom has been spending an awful lot of time at the new place.

There's been a lot to do. She and Hepcat have been figuring out how to use Typepad. He spent hours this evening learning how to post photos on there. Yesterday, they futzed with colors and other design issues. It's like fixing up a new house: painting, moving furniture around, putting up pictures. It's fun but it keeps ya real busy.

Spending time over at the new place makes Smartmom much clearer about the differences between the two blogs. Over there, she's been struggling to find her voice. She started by writing in the third person the way she does here and it just didn't work. Over here, the third person voice makes speaking about Smartmom's life very easy; it frees her up to say what she wants to say.

Over there, it's a whole new kettle of fish. At the new place, Smartmom has a more public persona: she's the all-eyes, all-ears observer of what's going on in Brooklyn. It's a chance to spread the word on events and issues that matter to her.

It's a fun little experiment. And it will be interesting to see if anyone actually reads it.

So the new place is keeping Smartmom busy. That in addition to her regular writing jobs, her personal writing projects, Learning Friends with Hanadi, meditation, and running (see More From Coach Kane) makes Smartmom one busy person.

Not to mention life with Hepcat, Teen Spirit and OSFO; cooking, cleaning, homework and all the rest. It's been a busy week and it's only Wednesday.


At 7:11 AM, Blogger Little Light said...

Yes, I dig the new blog. Love the pictures, the poetry link and all things having to do withe the Slope.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Savtadotty said...

Thanks for the plug! It's quite exciting to contemplate other readers from BROOKLYN, former home of the only sports team and baseball stadium I ever really cared about.


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