This is totally schizoid!

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    Amie Warrenposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. lrohner profile image75
        lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You can't sign up under your own account. It violates HP's TOS and is a sure way to get slapped or banned.

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
          schoolgirlforrealposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          oh, good to know!

        2. relache profile image80
          relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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            Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Why? Are you guilty? Hmmmm??? Tell, Relache!

            1. camlo profile image86
              camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Well, if it's allowed, I'm going to set up more accounts and earn even more money, and get even more confused ... if that's possible.

  2. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 9 years ago

    Hi Amie,
      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.

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      Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know! How many different articles can you write? You need to have a real life too, right?

  3. b. Malin profile image66
    b. Malinposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard conflicting reports. Some say stick with one site and you will do better, and some say write for everybody. I have one money account (DS) and this one and a blog I just started, and never write in. I could never do 40 of them.

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image70
    CASE1WORKERposted 9 years ago

    She must have a notebook and list who she is when! talk about a split personality

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      Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know! She says it takes juggling. I don't think she does much social networking on most of them, just writing and blogging. One of them at least is an "adult" account. She says that's where she makes most of her money. I bet!

  5. AliciaC profile image99
    AliciaCposted 9 years ago

    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!

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      Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      She does it full time, so that's one thing, I guess. She says she writes for each place about once a week, so she must work some hellacious hours.

  6. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      Amie Warrenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I did that once too. Luckily, mine are almost the same name, or I could not keep up.

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It's quite horrifying when you press the 'submit' button, and the wrong profile picture stares back at you.

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    Home Girlposted 9 years ago

    You do not need another account unless you have multiple personalities and like talking to yourself. big_smile

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. waynet profile image71
      waynetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have a few accounts for this very reason as it's good to talk.

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    Amie Warrenposted 9 years ago

    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.

  9. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ... and, do you ever get confused?

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Not really. In fact I think it makes it easier - each one is for a specific topic or niche.

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Which makes it easier to notice how Hubs are doing on what can be a huge list on the 'My Account' page.

  10. Jaggedfrost profile image72
    Jaggedfrostposted 9 years ago

    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.

  11. rmr profile image75
    rmrposted 9 years ago

    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.

  12. Lisa HW profile image58
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    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.  hmm  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.

  13. Julie2 profile image60
    Julie2posted 9 years ago

    WOW! that is just to much to keep track of!

  14. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is a very good point. Never thought of it.

    2. Lisa HW profile image58
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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    ShantiRposted 9 years ago

    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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      sira2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Have you guys (who use pen names) had any problems getting your money from the bank? This is what concerns me that the client will send the money to the bank under my fake name then the bank refuses to honor it.


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