This started out as a comment on a fellow bloggers home page, but took a bunny trail that I think I will post on mine instead. To those of you reading this on my WordPress page, substitute WordPress® for blogster®, though I don’t seem to get into many flame wars on WordPress.
I have two nom-de-plumes in addition to my real name, and a few other identities that I use on infrequent occasions to muddy my tracks.
However, I am on blogster under just one. Yeah, Rusty is a pseudonym and nom-de-plume to distract the fine people here and on a few other sites from firebombing my house. Some people confuse the internet for the real world and I can be very crappy when I really put my mind to it.
Rusty Armor has been around for almost 30 years now after CompuServe® assigned me that username in 1986, and I also think of him as a real person. Snookums is always getting snail mail and telephone calls for Rusty, so she thinks of herself as Mrs. Armor as well.
Frankly, I really do not live and breathe blogster. It is a diversion. I can rile someone, and then walk away while they are still fuming at me, and blithely pass their pages by until they cool off. Usually I forget that I was even offensive to them and I am a little shocked when I get a cool reception from them when I stop by later.
But other than accidently clicking on a link from my tablet to blogster, I am always Rusty Armor to all, or Gus writing under Rusty Armor to a few.
One caution to all, however. If you change your name, you become a new person to me and your history with me starts then. I do not connect you with your old ID and your old posts. It is sometimes a little embarrassing, but such are the traits of a narcissist. The whole world is a stage, and the character that stands on it is the one I remember, not the fool actor who portrays him.