Hey there friends. 3 years are in the books. 3 full years as a blogger. Wow! Actually, the anniversary was yesterday, March 13th, but I didn't have time to post something then. I do want to let you know that I am planning a give a way this month. I'm leaning towards shipping out a video game to one my readers in the states. I'm not sure which one, but stay tuned and find out which one. Also, I wanted to "come out" on that day. No, not like that. But come out in the way were I can no longer stay "anonymous". It's kind of pointless now. For those that are new to the site, you simply know me as "Metallman", a moniker that has been with me for well over a decade now. For those of you know that have come to know me beyond the site, know me as Victor, or Vic.
You know, when I first started this blog, I figured that I would be another random voice in a sea of tech. I've learned the names of friends while others stayed in their online persona. Now, with Twitter, Facebook, and what not... it's more and more difficult to keep that online persona a secret so instead of keeping that charade going, I'd figure I'd just come out and say it. My name is Victor Salazar and I live in Southern California.
I'll admit that I was pushed to come out by another blog that I frequently visit. When I stopped at the "About me" section of it, I noticed that this "Cheap and Geeky" friend used an online moniker but then decided against it. I told myself that it would be harder to stay anonymous than to get personal with your readers and that was when I decided that I should just lay it out there.
I am not only Metallman online and I am not only Victor everywhere else. I am both so I don't mind either one. So how do you feel about the whole "coming out" thing? Is it something that you would feel comfortable doing or something that you would still like to keep to yourself? I'm curious to know if you've come out already, plan to come out any time soon, or stay anonymous. I'd love to know if there were any changes that you've made over if you did come out. Share your experiences, friends. Later!
|I swear I had this conversation with a blogging buddy once|