What's in a name? Not vowels anymore, apparently.
Recently, I changed all of my social media usernames from the (slightly confusing) name I'd had since high school. That name was given to me by a friend that said my eyes look like a green gemstone mineral called Olivine. For some reason it stuck and for around 4 years my name was "olivineeyes" on social media.
A few weeks ago, I attended a Women in Business seminar held by the Panhellenic Council at my school. The speaker told us the importance of branding ourselves and creating a professional atmosphere for ourselves online.
As a blogger, that really struck home for me. I've always struggled with "finding myself" brand wise and have pondered the separation of self from blog and wondering if I should market myself or simply market my website.
I still haven't decided on the specifics, but I did make one important step in tidying up my online presence - my name.
I am now "jssbckly" absolutely everywhere. Though it's strange that I took out all the vowels of my name, I figured it was original and I could still uphold my identity without using anything too cutesy or embarrassing. I originally wanted to use writinginredlipstick, but that was too long for many of the accounts.
I hope that this change will bring me more consistency in my social media presence, and will also keep me accountable for what I post online (not that I was posting anything real crazy before)
That being said, go follow me on:
What are your old embarrassing screen names?
Have you made any changes like this in the past?