I like blogging under my real name – truly, I do. However, when my gut instinct starts barking at me to do something, I’ve learned that it’s best that I listen. Right now, my inner voice is telling me that it might actually be to my advantage to start writing under a pen name of sorts. I meant to do it earlier this summer before SEO dug its heels into this blog under my name, but I got The Stupids and forgot.
I’m not so worried about going 100% fully incognito and no one EVER knowing my name. I’d just like for there to be not as immediate as a connection to my blog if someone (namely, a student) decides to Google me. Putting just *a hair* more distance between my real name and this blog just feels like it makes sense right now, however illogical it might seem.
Plus – I am about to become a part of something big (well, big to a wall-hugging dork like me), and if I’m going to start writing under a semi-anonymous name, then now is the time to do it.
I’ve narrowed it down to two choices: Sonnie K. and Roxy Saucebox.
Sonnie K. technically isn’t a fake name. It’s an abbreviation of my first name, and obviously the “K” is my middle initial. I like the fact that it sounds like either a gangsta or a hippie name, depending on whether you’re into bullets or dropping acid.
Roxy Saucebox, however, is a totally made-up name. I looked up some synonyms for “smart,” and “saucy” sent a thrum through my bones. A bit further on I ran across “saucebox” as a word for someone known to have a saucy personality (e.g. ME). I’ve always had an attraction for words with x, and “Roxy” just slipped into my mind as a natural fit. This name is all gangsta bad ass. It has a nice ring.
So, what do you think -Sonnie or Roxy? I need answers pronto, if you don’t mind. I have some wheels I need to spin this weekend and the sooner I determine what my new moniker is, the better.