Why I Choose to Post Using My Real Name

One decision I had to make when setting up this blog was whether to post under my own name or not. As you may have noticed, in the end I have chosen to post everything using my real name.  I did for several reasons.

  • Using my real name makes me really think about what I’m posting.
  • Practically speaking, this means that my posts are generally positive.
  • In the rare case where I disagree with something, it will generally be with the general idea or concept. ¬†Personal disagreements are a private matter in my mind.
  • I think using my real name to blog lends credibility to what I’m writing about. Not much of what I expect to blog about is controversial, so I can’t see any reason to hide who I am.