I’ve begun reading We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media by Kristen Lamb, and one of the things she discusses, right off the bat, is proper branding:
“As a writer, your big goal should be to link your name interminably with your content…The absolute only acceptable username (brand) is the name you desire to publish under…The internet has valuable real estate that you will want to command. How you claim tghat digital real estate is by using your name.”
All of my social sites use my full name, first name with last initial, or first and middle initial with last name (due to space limitations), except for my Facebook writer’s page that I set up last December.
This evening I chose to bring my FB in line with the others by changing A Mad Macedonian and 2 Opinionated Pussycats to…
The Mad Macedonian, The Mad Houstonian, The Cycling Dude, and Opinionated Pussycats (Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity) are all creative sides of me, the writer and by keeping my name at the front of my social media efforts people will learn to associate me with those personas on my blogs.
(This post originally written on 4/30/13 - See introduction)