Rather than troppo. It’s a funny thing. My thesis has become a discussion of self-commodification, and how the pressure to do so is felt by many (I particularly look at hip hop MCs). Then, as a tutor, I am part of a course where we help students develop blogs and online portfolios. Fair enough. I am also interested in creative and critical writing and composition online. Double fair enough. But then, how do I go about branding my self while also quite aware of the bounded nature of doing so? For example, my creative side (a little quiet for a while but surely bubbling again) – do I mix it in with the academic self, that wouldn’t mind employment? Do I carve a brand as a creative, mixed up academic, because some places might employ such a creature?
You see, I have also nabbed a wordpress space for myself, a tumblr, and have an academic portfolio space. I am wondering how to divide and conquer it all, or whether to remain in the swim in this blog-o-space subject to my different thought currents.
I will let all of my imaginary readers know how I go.