My website is now permanently here at GameDevDad. ViridianGames.com will now be used exclusively for my online store.
I’ve been advised on multiple occasions to either keep two websites or to be very careful what I say on my “professional” site, since it could damage my career.
But you know what? I’m sick of it. I recently posted several heartbreaking posts about Elemental and all that, and while I got flak for it, it made me feel a lot better.
So this site will be as professional or as personal as my mood strikes me – though I will still warn you if I intend to break PSRD (for those who haven’t been here long, I do not normally talk about Politics, Sex, Religion or Drugs).
I am Viridian, the GameDevDad. This is my story.
I can’t wait to see the store or, more specifically, the games inside the store!
So you’re basically saying that we’re too crazy and you fare you’re reputation so you’re moving us over to this other blog so we can’t have a bearing on your professional reputation? I see the point, in that case you should probably have two facebook profiles, one real and one just meant for potential employers searches. Oh, and while you’re at it you could make a “fake professional twitter page” where you only write stuff like “working hard again” and “damn I like work I’m staying late tonight” and so forth. I hate how employers are able to google you. The fuck with them I’m saying what I want where I want! But your original page still redirects here, isn’t that a dead give away leading googling employers over here? Or are you doing something fancy like checking the clients IP, comparing it against a secret database of employers and then not redirecting them to the personal blog if they are found in the employer database? Better yet they should change the http protocol, the web client field shouldn’t tell what browser the user is using, instead it should state wheather the user is an employer!
Yes, um, that’s…okay, I can’t tell what YOU’RE saying, so I don’t know if it’s what I’M saying.
I guess I’m saying that you still have to be carefull what you say. If you say something weird potential employers will still find it when they google you. So don’t reveal your secrets just yet. Moving the blog to a different address doesn’t change that. Although it was a nice attempt. In order to be professional I guess you would have to change the content of the blog, not the address of the blog, but that was the one thing you didn’t want to do:
“I’ve been advised on multiple occasions to either keep two websites or to be very careful what I say on my “professional” site, since it could damage my career.”
Having two sites doesn’t help if they both can be linked to you, then they both have bearing on your reputation.