Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not Sure About This One

Some blogs request a username/email/webpage when you leave comments. Mine does, although it's not mandatory.

I comment on the Washington Post website a lot. I have a generic (anonymous) ID that I use there.

When I comment on Femulate or JessicaWho I use my CallMeMeg e-mail and website.

I occasionally read other political blogs (but not regularly). One is by my local state senator and I use my real name when I comment there. He knows me by sight and by name (and he met Meg once ~ but that's another post) and I want him to know how I feel, especially when we disagree. I don't recall commenting on other political blogs.

I'm also a big fan of the comics. I read about 30 plus the ones in the Post each day. That's why I have so many "on file" to share with all of you.

Lately, I've been drawn in to a blog of one of my favourite strips. And I've been adding my two cents as I read along. And I've been doing it under my "Meg" name/website.

I've been doing this for a couple of weeks. Either no-one has followed the link to my site, or no-one has said anything either in the blog or to me privately.

The name-to-website link is hard to see, so maybe that's why. Maybe no-one cares enough to follow the link. I really don't know, nor do I much care.

But I'm not certain if I should re-brand myself and try to "pass" among the other commenters or if I should keep my real (Meg) identity instead. If I change names, it'll still be Meg, but without the link.

Passing in a written venue ("on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog") is fun. Getting outed among a group of people I'm sort of getting to know ~ I'm not sure.

I'm a status quo person ~ I keep moving in a straight line unless I'm forced to turn. So I think I'll keep saying I'm Meg the blogowner, unless someone gives me a compelling reason to do otherwise.

I'm open to suggestions!

I'm ALWAYS open to suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. It seems to be a bit of a "no foul" situation.
    Of course, I am such a Luddite I am not sure I could figure out the distinction.


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