Who Am I?

So I did something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile. I finally dropped the ‘beatbox32’ moniker from the blog/Gravatar and put up my real name.

I can’t even tell you where beatbox32 came from. It’s a username I’ve had for about 20 years (back when I was using dial-up BBS and text-based Internet (let’s hear it for Lynx!)).

Wow, 20 years? I can’t believe I just typed that. Time does indeed fly…

…sorry for the digression.

Anyway, over the nearly year-long existence of this blog, I’ve made quite a few friends. It was just starting to seem silly as more and more people referred to me as beatbox32. It could possibly only be sillier if my username was something like ‘nutsforcoconuts2000’.

So why did I use beatbox32 as my blogging pseudonym? I think it was just due to my natural tendency toward anonymity whenever I feel I’m putting myself out there. Well, I’ve gotten over that. I am who I am and that’s that.

For those that have gotten used to just referring to me as beatbox32, I hope the change isn’t too jarring. 🙂

As always, thanks for sticking with me.

-Phillip

 

0 thoughts on “Who Am I?

  1. I always wondered if I should call you “beat” or “box” or some crazy combination thereof. So now I have to decide if it’s Phil, or Philliam, or Philbert.

    Isn’t it weird how our pseudonyms stick around? I’ve been “Rumbeard” for more years than I can remember while gaming, and I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon 🙂

    1. Haha.. So I’ve found the Phil/Phillip thing to be very interesting. The majority of females I know prefer to call me Phillip. The majority of males prefer to call me Phil. Not sure what the deal is there, but I’m sure there’s scientific gold to be found for someone interested enough.

  2. Count me in the relieved column, Phillip!

    For a while I felt I knew a secret I shouldn’t share… : )

    1. Hehe. It does feel good to just let it out of the box, Stan.

      1. And we got to get you super-branded so you’ll strike it big.

  3. Ah, the secret identity is revealed at last! Nice to meet you, Phillip!

    1. No more superhero capers for me! Nice to meet you as well Dan.

  4. I concur with good ol’ Dan, nice to know ya. Secret identities are toughest went you don’t even know a gender; never know how to refer to someone.

    1. Good point! I could have even totally played it up and pretended to be the world’s first blogging giraffe, a product of the next evolutionary change. Would have been hard to pull of in public though…

      1. You would have found a way…you’re a writer!

  5. Haha! At first I was like, wait, who in the world is this Phillip and what happened to beatbox? 😉 I know what you mean though, I started favoring anonymity too. But what we are doing for ourselves as writers is establishing our brand when we blog. And since I hope to see Jae Dansie on the cover of my very own published novel one day, I realized I’m going to have to start putting my name out there.

    So welcome to the branding club, Phillip. 😀

    1. Thanks Jae. Great point. If I’m going to take this writing thing seriously, I do need to focus on building a brand.

  6. Okay if I call you “Philbox” instead?

    1. It’s not just okay… I insist!

      1. We’ll have t-shirts printed, then.

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