Hey folks, just an FYI.
Some of you might notice me following you on Twitter using two different accounts. Before that weirded anyone out, I wanted to explain why.
I’ve been a presence in social media (mostly blogging) since late 2001. My main blog (which I won’t link here) covers contentious issues like religion and politics. When I decided to start a daddy blog, I wanted to avoid as much rancor and vitriol as possible. I also wanted to remain somewhat anonymous so that every potentially embarrassing detail of my son’s life isn’t some day accessible via a simple Google search of his name (or mine).
To make that break with my previous blog and to maintain pseudo-anonymity (anyone really motivated will still be able to find out who I am; I’m no PittGirl), I created a new pseudonym for blogging – Atom Heart Father. I also now have a Twitter account under that name. I still use my other handle, though. As with my blogging, I try to keep the controversial stuff on one account and stuff about parenting on the other.
So, if you know the name I first tweeted under, you may realize that I’m following you twice. Now you’ll know why and not think I’m setting up a sock puppet or something. 😉
Follow me @atomheartfather
P.S. I couldn’t resist the cheesy Genesis reference in the title. 😉