Introduction:Writers take this information seriously. Peviously I used cute profile names. A few of them were: jewelsofmine, and Mrs. Heart. I enjoyed starting out this way; however I probably should have changed it sooner.
Freelance writers who think of their writing in more of a serious manner, by having a profile name that is their actual name, or their first two initials and their last name will hopefully benefit by having a more loyal audience. I personally picked Jenny because my dad always called me Jenny since I was young. I picked Heart as my last name, because I'm known for my big heart. You should think about names that could be a real name of someone. I used to be called Mrs. Heart. Then other writers convinced me of the importance of a different type of name.
The more experience a writer has, the more chances they will want to change their profile name in order to have their work taken more seriously. Freelance writers are no different from any other profession. Writers will explore their options, and by there own personal experience will soon find out how changing their profile name may affect their career in writing for the better.
Freelance writers should take a look at other writer's profile names and ask themselves if a client wanted to hire a writer for an assignment what type of name would be eye catching and professional at the same time.
Writer's cute profile names do catch the eyes of their readers; however more serious names can build their profession to a more professional level each and every day.
Freelance writers who write full time have learned how to make writing their profession. They had to learn how to do things the smart way in order to keep their writing job thriving.
Writers who want to write just for fun may want to keep their cute profile names. Writerr who want to be taken more seriously may want to think about these reasonings long and hard.
Returning to congratulate you on the front page spot and award you another h5 too!
Great list, thank you.
I have two names I use online, my real name and my nickname. Ponchomeg comes from my middle school nickname Poncho and Meg is... well, easier than Meag, which everyone would misspell! haha I think you're right in some ways because using your real name does show that you are serious about your writing, but using other names comes in handy too. For example, some people don't like to share their real identity with the online community. Another example would be someone like me, where PonchoMeg is part of my online identity. My blog is PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian. So it's kind of my thing. But like I said, you make good points for someone who has neither of those things happening. Nice list. :)
Hi Jenny! I'm finally here thanks to you and the terrific ListMyFive support people. As for your reasoning about professional profile names, I hear and applaud you. My publisher wouldn't allow a pen name, so I've always written under my real one.
I like having a more serious name.
Ummmm... I do use a first and surname pseudo on DS, but I'm afraid I will stay bossypants most other places. How would anyone recognize me? :)
You have certainly made an excellent case for doing so.
I think you're right.
I use my initials and last name most places.
Food for thought.
Food for thought. Thanks!
Very good points
Good points made. Thank you.
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