I blog under my real name. Actually I started by posting as 'Niro' which is what everyone calls me ... Having a 10 letter name tend to do that to you. :) But then there was someone else named 'Niro' on the blog sphere already and to stop confusion I decided to use my actual name.
Lots of people have expressed mild surprise at this though..And looking at several other blogs I realized very few people actually blog under their real name. A friend of mine says using your real name is potentially dangerous. Especially for women since it invites abuse. Like what happened to Kathy Sierra
Others have said that a pseudonym is way cooler than your actual boring real name. Sort of like Clark Kent takes off his glasses and becomes Superman?
Some just feel that its easier to express your opinions hiding under a nickname. I guess this might be true if you're dealing with really controversial topics.
So should I ditch my boring old name and adopt a uber-kool name like ... hmm lets see... something like Nyx or Jade or Midnite or whatever.. ??
Or something soft and dreamy maybe? Crystal? Aurora? Dawn?
Or something sweet and bubbly..Tinkerbell perhaps? maybe Pixie?
How about going techno and posting as CAFE BABE (or maybe not. not everyone knows what it has to do with Java)
The more I think about it, the more confused I get :(
I could go on and on.. Too much imagination and too many choices.
So I guess I'd be marching under my own banner for the time being. And anyway why should I be scared to let others know how I feel?
Here I am. This is me. There's no one else on earth I'd rather be. Not even Nyx. :)