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chefkeem
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Posts: 3394
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on 07/05/2011

Not everyone is comfortable with revealing their identity. Got it.

But isn't it a bit strange having conversations with AP345lma, ZazzleMeister87, Webknitter, oomgoo, GreatPostcards, or something?

For those of you who'd like to be called by their real name, here in the forum or elswhere, I'm starting this thread so we'll have you all in one place. It's easier to remember (look it up), too.

chefkeem = Achim Thiemermann.

Call me Achim, if you like.

Or Chef, or Keem - if you're used to it.

Whatchamacallya?    Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
pkmcr
Posts: 458
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on 07/05/2011

I am more than happy to be called Paul Laughing


bizilady
Posts: 122
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on 07/05/2011

hello from StacieLaughing


Do what makes you happy- I write and create Hubpages
Christene
Posts: 74
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on 07/05/2011

Christene is my real name. :D

(I just don't share my last name on public boards.)


-Christene
AJ
Posts: 251
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on 07/05/2011

AJ is fine by me Laughing

 

 

lakeerieartists
Posts: 769
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on 07/05/2011

Paula, not much of a secret.  :)


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
kajohu
Posts: 200
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on 07/05/2011

I'm Karen :-)


Karen
kevinw1
Posts: 11
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on 07/05/2011

Kevin (big surprise there, eh)

lou16
Posts: 120
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on 07/05/2011

Louanne or Lou either is fine with me Cool


tandemonimom
Posts: 144
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on 07/05/2011

I think most people know I'm Carma!


Carma aka tandemonimom
mbgphoto
Posts: 9
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on 07/05/2011

I would be happy for you to call me Mary Beth.


Mary Beth Granger www.zazzle.com/mbgphoto www.zazzle.com/lighthouseenthusiast www.zazzle.com/butterflyblitz
Michey
Posts: 70
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on 07/06/2011

Hi! Yes I like a conversation person - to - person... sometime I have to talk with a flower, a bird, a toy and so on... I think the Name and a Real Picture is important in a community.

I am Michey, I always use my current picture as avatar, now after I published my Wizzography  ... no secret  is left out...  as I don't have secrets with you and I consider all of you my friends,

Regards

Michey


Catch in time the big wave of Web 3.0 and change your life forever: Michey's Blog Mobile Profit
spirituality
Posts: 125
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on 07/06/2011

I'm totally comfortable to be called 'Katinka' or 'spirituality' online. In real life I prefer the first though and I've set up the wizzley footer (great idea btw) to include my real name. 


I'm Spirituality aka Katinka Hesselink. Glimpses into my online marketing story :Marketing Spiritual - online marketing with integrity
bev-owens
Posts: 91
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on 07/06/2011

I usually answer to Bev and sometimes Beverly (except that meant I was in trouble when I was a kid). Just don't call me "Late For Dinner" Mah Hah Hah!

petunia
Posts: 114
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on 07/06/2011

Petunia = Joan

I am always happy to be called  by my name.   :)


Life is what happens while you are making other plans. http://life-after-60.com
AJ
Posts: 251
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on 07/07/2011

You know what this thread does show is that when choosing a username, there's a lot more to it than you think.

In the past I used to see advice from the self-styles Gurus, that in order to gain authority in your niche, you should call yourself a name relevant to that niche. And yep, we saw things like "getrichquick" (well may be not quite so stupid as that, but you know what I mean) and even "cureyeastinfectionfast" - yuckity yuck.

I am so glad I did not listen to them Laughing

But, in  a case like mine, where I have a very valid reason for not allowing my real name to be connected with some of what I write about, it just goes to show that the choice of your username is just soooo important so that people can think of you as a real person, even if you are not using your real name.

sandralynnsparks
Posts: 26
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on 07/07/2011

My real name is Orly2398 - kidding! ;D

I used to go by a user name in discussion groups then found people were quoting me on the Internet, and decided to brave using my own name. This occasionally causes problems, but - I'm out of the Internet closet...

CHalloran
Posts: 36
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on 07/07/2011

You can call me CARIA  :-)

vikksimmons
Posts: 71
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on 07/07/2011

I am Vikk Simmons. I write as Vikk Simmons. I've always been online as Vikk Simmons. And my books are by Vikk Simmons. So Vikk is fine with me. :) 


lou16
Posts: 120
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on 07/07/2011

You know AJ I've thought of you as AJ for a few years now, if you 'came out of the internet closet' I'd be terrible at remembering your 'real life' name - AJ suits you Laughing

It was a great choice for a username and I could so relate to it as, let's face it, moms especially are always juggling a thousand things at once.


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