Saturday, July 09, 2005

Pseudonym

I am considering placing my real name on my blog. Considerations:

Would I feel less free to express my thoughts?
Is my virtual Self an accurate depiction of my 3D-Self?
Do I want my virtual-Self posts associated with my 3D-Self?
Might doing so hurt the people in my life?
Pretty Self-important, huh?

4 Comments:

Blogger andy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Deedee. I've been reading a few of your back posts - OD is something I wanted to get into myself, but never quite found the opening.

As to the name thing... difficult one. I used my real name from the word go and I found that I'd unwittingly created a fence around what I felt I could post. Or maybe that's a fence around what I couldn't post. Whatever, you get the drift - it set a boundary.

But that was what happened for me - it might be different for you; I think it depends how close your inner and outer worlds are. Mine are rather separate

5:31 PM  
Blogger tina said...

Thanks for your visit and your comment, Andy.

My external and internal worlds have been far apart for most of my life, but my studies in OD are causing me to rethink my natural reserve. This blog is one attempt to open my Johari window a little wider. In other words, I'm trying to express myself to others more fully, in the anticipation that more disclosure will lead to better relationships. That's the theory, anyway!

As an experiment, I've changed my profile to show my real-life nickname. Baby steps!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous maidinthesouth said...

I see a wee sliver of light through that Johari Window of yours. You go girl!

9:12 PM  
Blogger ιονκ said...

We all experience difficulty in being ourselves but really if we can't be ourselves why should we be anything at all? If we can find the courage to face inside then we can find hope and awareness of our being - then we stand a better chance to make life so much better. I think this is a good step Tina.

8:08 AM  

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