So I started a second blog a few weeks ago. It's meant to be more locally-oriented and is part of a website called ChicagoNow, which is the bloggy arm of the Chicago Tribune. They were looking for suburban bloggers, but I wasn't able to have them host this blog because they wanted it to specifically cover happenings around my town and even required that I work the name of my town into the blog title. I live in Downers Grove, Illinois, so it was a bit of a challenge. The best I could come up with was Daily Downers, which I'm not crazy about but at least it does reflect my prevailing mood. Hopefully I can do right by our founders, old Jebediah Downer and his wife Debbie, and further depress the shit out of everyone in this town.
Anyway, I haven't promoted that blog in this blog because:
1) most people that read this blog aren't from these parts and so, for instance, wouldn't be able to join me in my boycott of the local toy store that rearranged all of their stock to put Audrey's favorite stim toys out of reach on 8-foot high shelves, and
2) so far all of the posts on the new blog have been using "re-purposed" content from this one.
The post that I most recently copied over was the homage to Lauren, which I felt was necessary since I'd already mentioned her so much in the locally-flavored posts about ballet, camp, etc. I have not promoted Daily Downers anywhere...no Twitter, no Facebook, no arm-twisting emails to friends and family. I've never once copied a link to it and pasted it anywhere. So imagine my surprise when this came across my Twitter feed:
I have one of my TweetDeck columns permanently set to search #autism, otherwise I would have never seen this. I expected the link to take me to a porn site, but it actually took me to my Daily Downers post on ChicagoNow.
Can anyone explain this to me? Anyone?