Earlier today Jennifer Brown (I think her real name, although it is a common enough name and could be an alias for all I know — with a wink to Jennifer Brown, you know, I love you, babe) of Tribal Blogs issued this week’s Friday Blog Challenge to members of the network to stop annoying their readers. First, she recommended they stop using word verification, with which I wholeheartedly agree. But then she recommended they stop using aliases, with which as the owner of two aliases I cannot agree.
Why? For a number of reasons:
1. Because I can. So there :P. And you can’t do a damned thing about it or the fact that I just used a conjunction to start a sentence (other than report me to the Grammar Police). <– This response was from Unfinished Rambler, the less serious side of me.
2. As a blogger for what will be five years this October, I have worked hard on developing my online persona: Unfinished Person, with blog posts that focus on three elements of not only who I am, but who we all are: body, mind and soul.
I, and this is both Unfinished Person and Unfinished Rambler speaking here, also want to keep the focus off of me (well, that’s Unfinished Person speaking anyway; Unfinished Rambler, he always wants the attention, that bastard) and instead keep the focus on whatever the topic at hand is: exercise, books or spiritual matters. The topic might be no topic too, for that matter or for no matter or for dark matter.
And (!) as odd as it might sound, I do have two Facebook accounts: one for Unfinished Person (why not Unfinished Rambler? I’ll tell you why, even I, whichever I, get confused sometimes) and one for the “Real Me,” whose name is Bobaganush Califragilistic. Don’t I trust some of you with my real real name? To be honest, no, because some of you don’t trust me with your real real name either.
For those of that trust me with your real real name, well, good for you. I’m glad that you’re secure in who you are as a person and a member of the universe to do so. Even after 41 years in this world (and sometimes out of it: for example, on the occasion of my alien abduction), I am secure in neither. That’s why I am an unfinished person (in this unfinished universe) AND an Unfinished Rambler.
No. Well, that makes four of us then.
Signed, respectfully, sincerely and insincerely, respectively,
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