I'm askin this because I keep my Hp identity a secret and I like having an alter ego as a writer. I do think I'll get more views linked with my facebook but I like the 2 being seperate!
I used my actual name for my Hub username, but I haven't linked it to my facebook. I wanted to write articles are useful to people but also help build my online presence for the business world. I want people to be able to find my hub pages and see what kind of information and advice I give. My facebook is mostly for friends and family so I'm not sure yet if I'll link it with my hubpages. I've only been on hubs 3 weeks, so I have time to decide.
My name is my name, and to my knowledge, I'm the only one with it, so it's pretty impossible for me to be anonymous. I do share my Hubs on my Facebook, but I do not add Hubbers as Facebook friends, to protect my personal privacy.
I too keep my hub name a secret from everyone! The main reason is I don't want someone to go into my account and click on all my adds, the I would be banned. The other reason is I just don't want anyone to know who I am. I am new and I want to write a number of hubs (once I figure it all out) and along with my informational/educational hubs, I would like to write personal ones also. Facebook for me it a social thing and I would like to keep social and business seperate. Good luck in you choice.
This is why I have a facebook fan page. I really dont advertise my hubs much on my social sites since I prefer to keep them separate for now.
As for my name I have used this name for at least 10 years on various sites. It seems to be habit more than anything when I sign up somewhere, that and it is usually not taken lol.
The name still has significance though since my last name is Noble. =]
Everyone close to me knows my HP name/pen name (which isn't my real name). (I can trust them. They're grown-ups, and they wouldn't do anything to destroy my extra income.) I have a whole, little, spare-time, non-business/business kind of thing going - complete with "dba's" on bank accounts, a non-business/business phone, etc. I don't care who reads what I write (and I don't think too many want to read it anyway). My "thing" was that I don't want to embarrass my grown kids by using a name their friends know. (Besides, when I started writing here I was already in pretty deep with the pen name. )
Other than writing, I'm not Internet-inclined; so I don't have Facebook. I tried it (own name) and put a bunch of non-personal stuff on it (because I don't want my personal stuff on the Internet). Even that made me uncomfortable, so I deactivate unless/until some relative asks me if I'm on there. Then I activate it for their purposes and de-activate it again 'til the next time. I am truly not meant for this Internet world.
Yes and no. I have 2 Facebook accounts actually (3 if you include our local organization). One is for my personal stuff and the other one is for HP. The one for HP has the same name as my hub name.
I am a newbie, but plan on keeping my hub name secret as well. My reasons are the same as others have listed such as click abuse and privacy, but there is something else too.
I have always wanted to write but sometimes I have a problem with sharing my thoughts and having someone judge me because of them. I know this is just insecurtiy on my part, but I like the idea of having a "pen-name" and being able to write whatever I want without fear of retribution.
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