24 August 2007

Blogs, Wikis and Real Life Conversations

As the author of no less than four blogs, my life has taken a definite 360 degree turn in the past six months. Although I have been in cyberspace for many years now, it has taken on a new passion for me, thus allowing me to live out my purpose in a new way. However, this passion, up until now, has been a very lonely one.

In real life, when I mention blogging, wikis, and the whole social networking thing, people look at me like I just grew another head! And though I can still talk about all of the other non-cidentals, I want to talk blogs! I want to talk wikis, and YouTube, Facebook and MySpace. I want to talk about The Blog Squad -- those gals totally rock!

I guess it's like having a baby. I've have been around new mothers and all they talk about are formulas, diapers, and 3am feedings. Well, I'm a new mother, and I just gave birth to a blog! So, where can I talk about that?! I want to talk about posts, feeds, and the differences in Blogger versus Wordpress. I want to spit out names like Toby Bloomberg, Liz Strauss, and Valeria Maltoni without having to explain who these great women are, for crying out loud!

And then I go and create a wiki, and well! What do I get? What the hell is a wiki? Do you know what Wikipedia is? Well, yeah. That's a wiki!

Can anybody relate???

For the past week, I have been having the most amazing conversations with women -- women I have never even met, women who would have never been on my radar, women who blog! Women who know what a wiki is! Women are emailing asking how do I add my blog to the wiki? Yes, they are using the words in one sentence. I tell you, this is genius! I am in awe.

So my real life people are still baffled and think I have become an Internet pod person. Yes, I have and life is wonderful!

Join the W Magical List of Women Bloggers at the wiki. Y'all know what I mean!

Live your wiki-licious life!
~The Wild Wiki Woman


Toby said...

Carolyn - I know exactly how you feel .. as do most bloggers. It's not always easy or understood by others when you color out side the lines. But it can be inspiring, fun and oh the learnings :-)

You and the W List women have inspired me to find a way for us and all women (and okay we'll let the guys in too) to continue these conversation further comments on fragment (but wonderful) blogs. Watch for a Facebook Group coming soon!

Thank you for your passion and creativity.

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Toby, thank you! It's just that it is such a wonderful conversation that you want to bring some of the enthusiasm from the virtual world to the real world, and well, it just doesn't quite work.

I knew a fellow blogger would get it. Thanks so much for understanding.

~The Wild Wiki Woman

Toby said...


And to help us continue the conversation - Facebook The W List Group just went live. Search Facebook for > The W List. or this might work http://tinyurl.com/3y3wa5

One more, if you want to meet up with a group of awesome bloggers, CK is coordinating a social blogger event next April in NYC http://tinyurl.com/2wtsbg

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Toby, how cool is this?! The conversation continues, even is real life. Well, I'm in blog heaven! Would love to hang out with other women bloggers and have a face to face chat. Thanks so much for your support and your wiki love! You totally rock!

testblog said...

I'm a member of the facebook group for the W List. I love the fact that you are a wild wiki woman and toby said to contact you to add my blog to the list. I write two blogs, emergingcustomer.com and whitetrashmom.com. Would love to have my blogs added to the list if I am worthy! Thanks for doing this, you rock.
Thanks again,
Michelle Lamar, www.whitetrashmom.com and www.emergingcustomer.com

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for joining the conversation and the fun! Join the wiki and add your blogs. And of course, you are worthy. YOU ARE WOMAN! And you rock yourself!

~The Wild Wiki Woman

jennifer said...

that is so funny! None of my friends blog. In fact, they never leave comments either, not because they don't read my blog, they do all the time, they are just not plugged into the web in that way. blogs are things to read, not to engage with. :-D

It is great to know that there are other people, women, out there that blog and that are a bit of an oddity in their real world life!

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Hey Jennifer,

Thanks for joining the conversation, and getting it! Isn't it a kick? Blogging has morphed into conversation as opposed to monologue. These one-sided conversations can make one quite exhausted!

~The Wild Wiki Woman!

Sugar_Rush said...

Hmmmm... I have only just started my blog and have a lot to learn but I find what you have to say really interesting. I wonder why more women don't blog if we are in the 'internet age' or maybe they just dont like to admit it...secret bloggers.

Sunshine and Chocolate x