You observant folk may have noticed that my blog now identifies me by my real name. Now, those who know me might be a little surprised by this because they are familiar with what a private person I am, but I say screw that.
First of all, if I was really and truly concerned about privacy I would not be posting a blog.
Secondly, while usernames/handles on the Internet are fun little games in and of themselves, it seems kind of silly to be posting stuff about my life and thoughts while using a pseudonym, when anyone who is really curious could just look at my email address and figure out who I am.
Finally, the more I get into the habit of writing, the more I am rediscovering my love for it. I am starting to take my writing a little more seriously, and not in a self-conscious way, but with a joy I have not felt in years. If I do decide to continue in this path, especially considering how much time I spend writing either writing blog entries or putting notes together for future entries, it would be nice to have my name associated with my work. Admittedly, the stuff I post here is not exactly the quality level I would want to submit to a publisher, it is very good exercise for my creative muscles as well as being a hell of a lot of fun.
With that explanation out of the way, I have a special message to those readers old and new who don’t really know me: Hi!