Hi, guys. I think now is the time to address something that most annonymous teen (or any age really) bloggers know and understand.
The dreaded “WHO THE BLOODY HELL ARE YOU REALLY?” question. Thank you to Be Different Buddy for letting me think about this – go check out their blog; they are great.
Right. So as many of you who have read my blog know, I go by a LOT of different names – check out the list to really understand what I’m talking about.
The main ones I go by are my RL name, Gemma, and of course Elm.
Some bloggers reveal their real name on here. Some don’t. I’m one of the ones who don’t, but if you do email me requesting to know what it is, I’ll tell you. Probably.
No, honestly – I would, because the majority of you don’t know me in real life.
But there’s a very good reason, at least to me, why I don’t reveal my real name on here.
It’s not because I’m scared – or not really. It’s because of real life people.
Put it this way: my name isn’t unusual. But if someone who knew me stumbled upon this blog, when my real name was being used – they’d be able to tell it was me.
Like I said, my name’s not unusual. But I’m blind, I’m 15, and I live in England. Those that know me would be able to tell, straight away, that it was me by those factors, and also the situations I’ve described. The main one who comes to mind would be Ash.
He’d know it was him for sure. And then, he would hate me. This is not just some “OMFG my crush hates me WHYYY” it is a “One of the best friends I’ve ever had, who I trust implicitly, hates me and will never, ever speak to me again.”
Perhaps if I hadn’t revealed other things about me, I would have used my real name. But as it is, I won’t.
If you do email me, asking me what it is, I have no reason to lie to you unless I suspected that you were someone who knew me in real life. And even so, I’d just say that I wasn’t comfortable revealing it YET, and that I would once we’d talked.
Thank you for reading, everyone. I hope that you guys can understand my position on this and I’m sorry for not being able to reveal my real name yet. It seems almost selfish of me, but there is no way I’m risking someone finding out who could very well hurt me beyond repair.