What’s Your Name?

Answering some comments today, it occurred to me that I didn’t know the name of some bloggers, other than their blog name.

Now, I know that some don’t want to give a real name, that’s fine, so they may have an online identity like Shadow or Faerie… I can cope with addressing you that way, as I like to personalise my comments, and if I know a name, I can build a relationship a little easier.

But when the only name I have is the blog name, no real writer name, like Squidgy Cushions, or Hard Life… I never know how to address you… Squidgy? …Cush?… Mr Life? (If you are male or female, who knows?!)

I do go into About Me pages, and even scour previous comments on your blogs, to see if anyone is addressing you in a particular way, so I may get that ‘personal’ touch, but many times, there is nothing. Nada.

So, if you would like to, I invite you to write in the comments, the name you would like to be known by, false or true, unless of course I already know it, or its obvious from your Gravatar and Blog!

And I don’t promise to remember them all straight away, but I will try my hardest!

And maybe other Peeps of mine will meet some new friends, and learn some new names too!

p.s. all names, blog and blogger-wise in this post are fictional… I think!

102 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hotmessmemoir
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 00:56:29

    You can call me Angela, Hot Mess, Hot or Ms. Mess. Whichever, I am open! LOL!

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  2. Traci York
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 22:15:21

    My blog used to be called, “Confessions of an Internet G33k” and I went by the name, “InternetG33k (g33k leetspeak for geek – LOL). It’s funny how many people thought I was male, even though many of my posts revolved around my fictional self’s fictional love life… grin

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  3. actualconversationswithmyhusband
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 17:40:46

    You inspired me to update my About page with a link to my facebook, etc. Big steps for me!

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  4. yesthismoment
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 11:17:24

    This made me laugh! I have felt the same way at times! Keep smiling! From my heart to yours, Diane

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  5. fancypaperblog
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 11:07:03

    I am a bit of a blogger in shadow myself! Orla. Nice to meet you😊

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  6. emfletche
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 09:55:36

    Hi Ritu…it’s Emmalene or Em – never Emma! But i met a fellow blogger a couple of months ago who insisted on calling me Mrs Brummie πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  7. Lorna
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 09:38:36

    Hello, Ritu! I’m, well, Lorna. I’m always interested in people’s names, too. Sharing your real one is so important for making genuine connections. I had my initials as my gravatar for ages, but I always signed my first name in comments on other people’s posts. It was also an interesting way to see who actually read their comments. If they were were like, ‘Hey, thanks, LKD!’ then I thought, yeah but you have no idea what the fug I just said, though.

    This is not a test,

    Lorna πŸ™‚ x

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  8. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
    Sep 01, 2016 @ 03:27:37

    I never thought about it until I read this, but unless it is obvious because of the topic of the blog, I always wonder a bit about the authenticity of a writer who doesn’t give me a name – even a pseudonym is better than not knowing what to call them.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  9. willowdot21
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 15:57:30

    willow πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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  10. Judy Martin
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:26:35

    This is great Sis. I too would like to know how to address people, I have been having a good look through here learning some new names! πŸ™‚

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  11. Alifamtravels
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 21:03:57

    Hi Ritu, I’m Adrienne

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  12. Tikeetha T
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 14:40:03

    Tikeetha

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  13. susieshy45
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 13:33:56

    Love this post, Ritu. I am known as Susie, a diminutive of my middle name, Susan.

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  14. Lisa A.
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:51:20

    Good post, Ritu! I’m Lisa! πŸ˜‚ I used to use my last name but I decided to change it to my first name. I just call people by their avatar name. Sometimes I get curious though.

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  15. pensitivity101
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:42:43

    I’m a Diana, though friends call me Di. On my blog, most refer to me as Pen, which I don’t mind, so either will do. πŸ™‚

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  16. blondieaka
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:51:05

    Hi Ritu or is it? I have it on my my about page and have for while after reading one of Hugh’s posts actually, but I think many don’t read it so I am Carol or Caz to some πŸ™‚

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  17. Hugh's Views and News
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:18:01

    Great point, Ritu. I think every blog should have an ‘about me’ page where the first line says, “Hello, welcome to my blog, my name is…”
    No need to gave a real name if you don’t want to, but it does make a blog more friendly if we know a name we call the blogger by.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:21:53

      That’s my point exactly Hugh! I like to be able to develop relationships with those who interact with me… It’s a little hard if I don’t have a handle at least, to call them by!!!

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  18. LG
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 03:35:50

    Lakshmi

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  19. kphoenix1
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 02:02:25

    Hi Ritu! I’m Pamela, but you can call me Pam also.

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  20. ghostmmnc
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 01:32:25

    Hi, Ritu! I try to check about pages or comments to find out who I’m writing to, also. For me, you can call me Ghost, or Barbara! πŸ™‚

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  21. sonofabeach96
    Aug 30, 2016 @ 00:41:01

    I’m Tony. πŸ˜ƒ

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  22. weggieboy
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:54:17

    Doug is fine, but not Dougy. That’s the name of one of my two kitties. (He is not a Dougy Junior as he has a different middle name than I, LOL!)

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  23. syl65
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:12:38

    Sylvester, Syl, Brother, Brother Dearest, whatever comes to you first πŸ˜„

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  24. TT
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:12:32

    My name is Tad.

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  25. PalpablePennings
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:04:32

    Now this post forces me to review and add on few things on my About Me page…which I will do very soon! πŸ˜€
    And my name is Tanya! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  26. vanbytheriver
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:04:27

    Funny timing, I “came out” with my real name (Dorothy) just yesterday, but I don’t want to use it on my blog. Van works for me. And I agree on the About page, I don’t usually follow if folks don’t have one.

    My avatar is a little man caricature of Matt Foley, it was confusing at first, but in the first line, I say I am a wife and mom. So…maybe people don’t really read them ? Good idea, Ritu. (If that is your real name) ☺☺☺

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  27. Yinglan
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 23:04:08

    I’ve been wondering about some blogger’s name too although I’m not that creative with mine. Some people call me Ying because they can’t pronounce my whole name but here, I don’t think pronunciation is a problem. So Yinglan it is. πŸ™‚

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  28. Southern by Design
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 22:56:55

    I’m pretty certain my name is on my blog info about me. But at any rate I go by Michelle or Mac πŸ˜‰

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  29. Dorinda Duclos
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 22:14:23

    You can call me Dorinda, Dor or D. Whatever is easiest for you 😌

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  30. Jim
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 22:00:21

    Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me… Jim.

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  31. Meg Sorick
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 21:16:17

    I do this too! I want to call them something! πŸ˜ƒ

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  32. Deb
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 21:11:13

    I do this search for blogger names too! This is a good idea.

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  33. New England Nomad
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:56:02

    Wayne, Nomad, Wayno, Mr perfect..whatever works for you πŸ™‚

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  34. Don Royster
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:55:35

    For me, the most frustrating thing is when I go to a blogger who has followed my blog and they don’t have an About page. I like to thank my followers. Or I am trying to figure out if I want to follow a blogger.

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  35. Erika Kind
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:55:12

    Same here! I also often check about pages in order to find out. I respect the privacy. But it would help to have at least an avatar name and a gender!

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  36. TanGental
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:52:00

    Tempting, so tempting… anything that starts ‘your’ and ends ‘….ship’!

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  37. Sue Vincent
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 20:51:55

    I really don’t like not having a name for people either…

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