It was last year when my very dear friend, purple ink, introduced me to blogger. She also taught me how to do it. Thank you very much sis!
During that time, I decided to just use a pen name so that no one except her will know who is behind the love and life blog. I am so ashamed to tell the whole blogosphere my real name. Not because my name is ugly. Actually, I love my name. The real reason why I decided to use pen name is because I just don’t want people special those who knew me personally that I am the one behind my blog. If those people close to me happen to stumble upon my blog and know that it is me behind everything, they might tease me over and over again. And I really hate that. I know I am not good in writing but I am trying my best to write what’s on my mind and what’s in my heart.
But my secret is now no longer a secret. Almost all my unit mates knew that I have my own blog. One of them, actually used to tease me by shouting”blogger, blogger” every time he saw me browsing the net even if I am just checking my e-mail or simply searching for something or anything on the google. But time just passed by. He gave up and he stops teasing me especially when I decided to ignore him. Today, teasing was never heard again.
I also got fun in visiting other blogs. Bloghopping then was part of my daily life. When I got so down and blue, reading other blog made my day and keep me inspired. Until such time that I got the habit of leaving a comment on their blog as my way of appreciation especially when I can so relate to the topic that they are talking about.
Time really flies so fast. I gained friends. And that was a greatest thing on my blogging life that I have to thank the Lord. You guys are really my inspiration and your comments and appreciations about anything I wrote made my day and made me inspired to continue blogging.
Through time, I also discovered that joining the contest or the blogger giveaways are really fun and exciting. Even though I am not lucky in any raffle or contest, the excitement that it gave to me matters most.
When Shai Coggins launched her holiday fun swap, I decided to join. It made me submit my real name and mailing address for the first time to a person I only met online. And at the same time she needed that information for her to send my prize for winning in her contest by completing the 52 WoC task #27-30. See, I think it’s time for you to head over her blog and experience the joy and excitement in joining her community task as well as reading her blog.
Then, as time for the holiday season, sheng over anything goes asked for my mailing address as well as Ms Jo of witsandnuts.
Sooner or later, the whole blogosphere will know my real name.
How about you? Do you use your real name or just a pen name? Why?