A pseudonym also obliges you to decide whether you really want anonymity ...James Long (aka Will Davenport) reveals the pitfalls... (via Cup of Chicha)
The re-birthing moment of choosing a new name is testing. It is of course important that you should be able to remember it yourself
Of course this could have gone in with the bookish wash of yore (yesterday) but the whole area of pseudonyms is one which we ( in the mutliple-personality disorder sense of the word of course) can relate to. At times we think it can be a bit of a burden, and I suspect boynton agrees. With blogging while it may solve one part of the anonymity thing, that fraught issue discussed recently by Gianna, it can all get to seem a little bit dumb. Or is that twee? Ironically a pseudonym could have been quite handy at times in other non-virtual literary fields.
See also aka a vast collection of author pseudonyms
I don't know. Were I to start blogging again, I would probably prefer to have the cloak of anonymity.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at July 22, 2003 01:29 AM
You could borrow mine but it's a bit tattered.
(Or is it just a parka?)
Posted by boynton at July 22, 2003 12:16 PM
I think the sort of fulminations that I write would look a tad odd if they were to be signed boynton....
Posted by Scott Wickstein at July 23, 2003 01:07 AM