I’m going to take my name back. My real name is being increasingly used – at FreshlyPressed all the admin emails use Mark, I’m using it offline more and I also use that as 1 identity when posting to usenet and some forums. So I have 2 online identities (real ones anyway) and one needs to take precedence. The reason for not using Mark is complex and goes back some way. I don’t have the same reaction that I used to have – now I dislike my name as much as many people dislike theirs (‘Marks’ are what kids get or skids leave. I’d much rather have been called … something else. Strange how the name I want depends what mood I am in. Having said that I can confidently say that I have never ever wanted to be called Keanu. Ever.).
So I’m thinking I’ll change my email addresses (not spam related, this name thing has been brewing longer) and where possible, logins. Today though I saw mark.wordpress.com looking rather empty. People sometimes ask for empty blogs there to be given to them but my response always has been – and always will be – to leave a comment and see if that is picked up by the owner. So that’s just what I did. And Mark got back to me saying Yes, no problem – how cool is that? So he’s tidied things up and the blog is now mine :)
Using it? I’ll use it. I will probably start using Mark instead of Mark over at wordpress.com too. I know that makes two Marks (Mark Jaquith being the other of course) but that’s just the way things will have to be….. Mark – TGFKAP :)
And many thanks again to Mark at 2 Irish Geeks and a TV for the blog!