Changing to secondary account?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (18 posts)
  1. LarasMama profile image60
    LarasMamaposted 9 years ago

    I made this account before I really knew what HP was and am not too happy with the name for long term use (for one thing I hope to have lots more children!). I have a second account I'm planning to write on once I hit 100 hubs on this one. Any reason that this would be a good/bad thing to do? Thanks for any feedback smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages normally doesn't allow you to change your account name, but as you've been such an exemplary member in your short time here, you could try emailing them and asking if they'd make an exception.  I believe they have done it once or twice though I don't know the reasons.

      1. LarasMama profile image60
        LarasMamaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I didn't know that was possible. I think I will try that! smile

        1. LarasMama profile image60
          LarasMamaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Update: Sent a letter to the HP team and they said that they used to change account names but no longer do. However there may be some other options I'm discussing with them. smile

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 9 years agoin reply to this


            1. LarasMama profile image60
              LarasMamaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Yes but I made this name before I really knew about the importance of a name or about how the site works. I'd rather have all my sites and articles under one pen name and one that preferably is the only one of its kind on google (Larasmama is not a unique name.)
              I'm not here so much for the selling and money but because I'd love to one day become known as a writer (whether that be next year or twenty years). I feel it would give more stability to to my writing if all of it came under one original name.

              1. profile image0
                Website Examinerposted 9 years agoin reply to this


                1. LarasMama profile image60
                  LarasMamaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  I actually started thinking about it after I completed my first 30 day challenge. So rest assured, I have thought hard about it.

                  And yes, I realize this may not do a lot for external publication. But that doesn't bother me a lot because I have already started a manuscript and am lucky to know some people who've worked in publication & editing before.

                  I meant more online - I have only two passions - the internet and the written word. If I only get my one book published one day that's all I want, but if I one day get a reasonable following online, I'll be even happier with that.

                  I always knew a one topic site wasn't for me, however I didn't know how I could write on all the interesting topics I know about without setting up dozens of websites. Now that I know how I'm not stopping!

                  1. profile image0
                    Website Examinerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    You are welcome.

  2. wyanjen profile image80
    wyanjenposted 9 years ago

    Lots of people do it wink
    One of my other accounts is only for one specific subject, which I don't like including under this name.

    The only problem is when people use a second name to stir up trouble in the forums.

  3. Cagsil profile image79
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    I say if you want more than one account for whatever reasons, then open another account. lol

  4. profile image0
    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    Plenty of people do it, not a problem at all. Just as long as you only use one account for the forum, as multiple forum identities could make people wary of you.

    1. Cagsil profile image79
      Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately there are members, using more than one account in the forums. hmm

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I am aware of that Cagsil, but it still isn't generally acceptable and I believe a ban can now be enforced for the use of multiple forum identities.

  5. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 9 years ago

    It's actually inspiring starting a new account from scratch

    Think you'll enjoy it

    I say go for it!


  6. 4x4 profile image70
    4x4posted 9 years ago

    I don't see any reason why you shouldn't do so.
    My only question is why wait?

    Regarding those who use multiple accounts in the forums, I have no issues with that as well. Who knows what their motivations are, just as long as they do not violate any TOS and not do anything their mama's would be ashamed of, then I say, let them be.

    If you have a good and justifiable reason, then go for it.

  7. wannabwestern profile image90
    wannabwesternposted 9 years ago

    Go for it. Sometimes your user name can define you in ways you'd like to avoid. Good thoughts here.

  8. Spacey Gracey profile image35
    Spacey Graceyposted 9 years ago

    Will you let me know your new account name or will it be a secret? I like to check out what you are doing as I feel like we are learning together smile

    I am pondering a new account for the niche hubs I want to start writing. Still undecided.

    1. LarasMama profile image60
      LarasMamaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I've got no problem with everyone knowing. I'll probably post it on the forums and stop using this one to avoid "inflaming" with my new account lol.

      Growing together? I keep avoiding doing selling hubs because they feel like too much work. Some things just flow but the ones I know I should do don't. Luckily a few of my fave topics have taken off. But you're way ahead of me there!

  9. travelespresso profile image79
    travelespressoposted 9 years ago

    You sound as though you have thought through the many issues when it comes to changing your name.

    If you want to do it because it you feel that your current name is too restricting either personally or for future business opportunities, then I believe you should do it.  Its better to change it sooner rather than later. 

    It seems as though you have carved (or are carving) a very good niche for yourself and one you enjoy.  I'm sure that your new name will encompass that.

    BTW - if your Laura is the name of your daughter, and you don't change it, just imagine how a subsequent child will feel when you have this huge and successful business named after just the first one!  hmm


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)