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Separating Your Identities

If you've been blogging for a while, you probably have a small collection of blogs. Some blogs may deal with your personal life - maybe your family life, hobbies, political or social activities. Other blogs may deal with your professional life. Sometimes, you may consider that the two (or more) personalities should be kept separate. Maybe your personal life would conflict with professional issues, or maybe your politics need to be kept separate from your family.

The safest and most effective way to keep the two separate would be to have separate Google accounts. If you're an experienced blogger, though, you know that's not an easy task. If you have access to only one computer, that's a recipe for disaster.

Short of having separate accounts, consider two isolation techniques.
  • Remove the "About Me" page element from the sensitive blogs. You can have your own version of "About Me", with very little trouble, if you wish.
  • From the dashboard, Edit your profile, and change the list linked from "Show my blogs", to not show the sensitive blogs.
These are two simple techniques that, properly done, will at least prevent the casual reader from connecting the wrong blogs with your different identities.

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