It's been a crazy and a funny week. Yesterday I was in DC for my annual performance review. I got a promotion, and once I got out of the meeting I sent my wife a quick email to share the good news, and basically went back to work because I'm typically in my DC office for just a few days a month and there's always a lot going on.
About the same time my boss was writing an intra-office email announcing the promotion, my wife was, unbeknownst to me, blogging about it. We're a social media family - in addition to her Women's Health Matters blog, she writes our "couple" blog and she contributes to another group blog I put together for our globally dispersed extended family so people can keep everyone up to date. She mentions and links to my employer in both blogs. I don't normally name my employer here, but I'm not trying to hide it and it's not hard to discover - it's on my linkedin profile, for example.
So of course, the second she clicks on "publish post," a bunch of people in my company get a Google Alert. (Actually, I think two Google Alerts.) And since my boss is a busy guy - and frankly, there's not any huge rush to let people know about it - my wife posted before my boss finished the email.
So before my colleagues are learning about my promotion from my boss, they're learning about it from a blog.
And I doubt I've heard the last of it from my colleagues.