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This blog is my own small, adorable identity crisis. With a name like “Project Shrink” you would assume it’s about “projects”. Well, it is, and it isn’t.
I have my internal idea about what it is I’m about. My “blog identity” if you want.
Blogger-Me is about sociology, psychology, complexity and stuff. The cool human stuff. In a project context.
Last year at a PM congress I found out that I was “the video guy”. Just because I was weird enough to walk around in a suit with a cheap flip cam.
So. My internal representation of Blogger-Me, my perception of that part of my identity, doesn’t have to be in line with my external expression of Blogger-Me. People picked up different cues than “wow. cool stuff about humans.” They picked up “ha. cheap video recorder.”
Identity is about inward reflection and outward presentation.
I tried to come up with one sentence describing my topic. You know.
Well. That didn’t go well. It only resulted in a post called “I Hate Elevator Pitches.”
Yes. I know. Identity crisis.
This Blogging Identity Crisis is ironic, because “identity” is a central part of the topic. Again. I know.
So. I left it there. For a while.
Ok. Here I go.
“Project Shrink is about the role “identity” plays in communication and collaboration in virtual and global spaces.”
If you have no idea what I am talking about, I suggest you start here.
Now. I need a hug.