I just met someone who says she has 40 writing accounts under 10 different pen names. Seriously? I have trouble keeping up with one pen name! I can't imagine having 10!
How many pen names do you have? I just have the one, but I do have a second account here. It's under A. Warren, though, so not much difference.
one pen name, well two but one was for an autiobiography, one here of course
I have two accts here. that's it really
this person must be......................very active
one thing I do know is the more people UNDER you here, you get 10% in additon for every acct!
You can't sign up under your own account. It violates HP's TOS and is a sure way to get slapped or banned.
Having just re-read the HubPages TOS, and not seeing anything that resembles your above statement, I'd like for you to clarify exactly where you are getting your info.
I like you can only manage one account. I have to many other interests, such as cycling, splitting wood, reading, and the beat goes on.
I am only one person...also with lots of interests. But being on Hub Pages is "time consuming"...I love writing...I breathe it...Don't understand the account end...never got involved.
She must have a notebook and list who she is when! talk about a split personality
I can’t imagine how anyone could find the time to write regularly for all of forty writing accounts, even if they didn’t have a full-time job! Forty accounts and ten pen names would so so confusing. I have two pen names for a few writing sites, and that’s all I can handle!
Well, I get confused with just two accounts on HubPages:
I only participate in Forums under this account, but I have forgotten to log off my other account a number of times, and answered a Forum Post ...luckily nothing too important, and nothing that needed further response ... so far.
I did that once too. Luckily, mine are almost the same name, or I could not keep up.
You do not need another account unless you have multiple personalities and like talking to yourself.
I use the other one for a particular type of Hubs. This one is just for a few bits and pieces that don't make too much money.
BTW, I don't talk to myself (only my two plants and my cat apart from other humans), but I am a Gemini.
I have a few accounts for this very reason as it's good to talk.
I knew a black hatter once who said he had 72 blogs, but he mostly farmed out the work on those, so that's different than keeping up with 10 names and 40 accounts.
I think I have six accounts and six niche websites (in the making). However this is my biggest account - my second biggest only has forty hubs on it.
Not really. In fact I think it makes it easier - each one is for a specific topic or niche.
I have other gaming names but only one pen name. I rather like it. I have never written anything that I am aware of aside from emails under my real name.
I have 3 accounts here and about 10 others across the web. Most of them are pen names, but some are my real name or, like this account, my initials.
I'm guessing a whole lot more people are multi-multi-named than would be willing to make public. No point pretending to be someone/something else if you're going to tell everyone you're just pretending. The sharpest fakes know how (mostly) to remain effective fakes. I wouldn't be "above" using other names, but the fake persona thing (especially when carried too far)can backfire on people.
As for me: Hobby/spare-time writing: one name or one version of it or in one case a derivative (sort of). Real" writing: my complete, real, name (but my "real" writing isn't on the Internet, for the most part, anyway). Oh - and one other HubPages name with one Hub on it that involved a medical condition of a relative, and required not writing about someone else's personal business on the Internet (in my opinion). That name may be more generic than the specific, "Lisa" name; but the information about what I am is true, just as it's true on my "main" account.
I can understand why someone might want a secondary account. There is at least one hubber I know that use to come here in the forums and brag about how successful she was and she found her hubs being copied at an alarming rate.
Personally, I see no benefit to creating multiple identities even if you are working multiple niches. I write anything and everything under the same pen name. My real name is in my profile. This has helped me get many freelance writing jobs since it demonstrates a broad range of my writing samples.
Now that is a very good point. Never thought of it.
That's one of the reasons I just kind of automatically went with one identity/name. Even if you don't broadcast something like a pen name, there's always the chance someone you deal with on a professional basis (or someone who knows them and knows you - that type of thing) may discover something you've written under a pen name. So they discover range - not such a bad thing to have discovered about you.
Until the internet really took off, I only ever had one name.
These days I have so many cyber-personalities that I have a whole page in my Safari Address Book to remember them all, with the passwords etc.. In fact, a friend of mine skyped my the other day (yet another cyber-name!) and said, "Can I ask you a really personal question?"
"Sure" I answered.
"What the f*** is your REAL name?"
I burst out laughing. I didn't realise that even my real life friends were getting confused.
On Hubs I only have one name so far.
But if Ann Rule and Stephen King can write under multiple pseudonyms, I don't see why we can't.
As the French say, "Chin gong kua hao." Which means "Each to their own taste."
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