Before I signed up on HubNet, I considered whether of not to join as an individual or as a voice. I chose the latter because I wanted to engage in intelligent discourse without personalities getting involved; I wanted my writing to speak for itself. Another hubber thought the idea of not revealing oneself to be creepy. What do you think?
Not at all, it depends on your conduct. People who use their own names have different personalities, sometimes. Once you get in contact with other Hubbers directly, like email, probably you will end up using your name.
I really don't think it matters at all - although I don't like having my real name out there; I don't like psychofreaks looking me up when I'm not ready for them.
I recently decided to share some information about me, but that's because I don't get to get on here as much as I'd like to. It's nice to know a little about the author, but not so much that you know when they go to the bathroom.
One consideration is that consequences could arise if a prospective employer accessed comments or information you've posted on the Internet under your real name and was influenced not to hire you. Or if you have plans for running for a public office voters' opinions might be influenced favorably or unfavorably by what they found about you in the Internet. When I signed up for Hubpages I debated whether to use my real name or an avatar, and I decided to use my real name and a photo of myself because I'm retired and have no plans to run for public office. Nevertheless, I don't post anything that I don't believe to be true and that I'm willing to stand behind before anyone.
I'm writing on Hubpages to promote my writing (among other reasons). So it makes sense to use my real name.
I also feel like I shouldn't hide my beliefs. I refuse to be intimidated into anonymity. If someone weirdo truly wants to find me and harm me, a fake avatar probably wouldn't stop them.
So it's partially a marketing strategy and it's partially a matter of conviction. If someone refuses to hire me because of something I've written here, I probably don't want to work for them anyway.
I don't think you have to hide your personality behind an avatar, or even that you have to have an avatar in order to hide your personality. Just do what feels right.
by Neha Sadana 5 years ago
Why some writers don't use their real name for online writing? Is there anything wrong in sharing our real name with others?
by Ahmed Med 2 years ago
Ahmed: is an Arabic name which means 'the praised for good character and conduct' also' the thankful to God (Allah)'. Med: i study medicine .what about you?
by Karen Wilton 8 years ago
Why do hubbers go to all the trouble of posting hundreds of hubs, creating really informative profiles then post a picture of their dog, cat, bird, avatar or favourite comic strip character?If I buy a book I get to see the author on the back cover. A photo of the person who has written the work....
by Jonathan Janco 6 years ago
Something I've noticed on HP over the last few years. Certain people (like myself) use their own names to be identified as hubbers. Some use some cloak and dagger terrorist/CIA codename as their hubhandle. I sometimes feel kind of strange making myself so recognizable and identifiable in a room...
by Erica Sanchez 4 years ago
What does your pen name mean and why did you choose it?Well My pen name is bellawritter23!Bella as we all know Beautiful in Italian....My grandfather would call me his niña bella, so it kind of stuck as I grew. Writter.... with a double tt because hubpages would not allow me to duplicate a pen...
by Elizabeth Fairweather 12 months ago
What are your thoughts on this? I do use a pen name and I'm really torn about it. On the one hand it's convenient so that my private/public life are kept separate and I find I don't have to censor myself while writing. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if I am not cheating...
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