Do you have a pen name? I’m not really sure how the pseudonym business works. Enlighten me.
H.M. Brooks is not my real name.
Long ago, I started my first (I think it was my first) blog; and I used the username hesthermay. It’s a combination of my middle name, first name-ish, and month of birth. I have the same username for Twitter (follow me!) and, obviously, this blog too. I was a bit annoyed that I was stuck with that name since I had a bit of an audience under that name. I was afraid if I changed it, I’d lose some readers and followers.
All that to explain why it looks like my name is Heshter May Brooks. Plus I’m not entirely ready to let the whole world (okay, as if the whole world cares – but maybe a few acquaintances) know what I do. And my real name doesn’t sound that artsy. And I’m from Germany, so you wouldn’t be able to pronounce it anyway.
All right, I’m done rambling.
What about you? Do you reveal your identity on your social media? If yes or no, why? I’d love to read your comments on this topic.