I can’t say that I’ve been on WordPress for a long time but after going through a hell lot of blogs, I can say that I have been thoroughly confused by the names I’ve come across, be it the blog title or the author’s pen-name. I get that it might be thematic or something like that, but if they’re not, they just come across as odd to me. It’s so odd that I had to make a list.
Mind that they’re usually fine alone, it’s mostly questionable to me when they get mixed and matched up.
- Religion – This makes sense if you’re a priest/monk/etc. or have a solely religious blog, but it gets a bit tiring to see if a name is a religion plus a country or a gender. I mean yes, we get that you’re overly devout person or if your religion is ‘very rare’ in your country (congrats for being special), but I don’t call myself “Agnosticatheistwhatever Asian” do I?
- Country – Unless you’re someone blogging about living in a foreign country or mainly about a specific country in general, it confuses me if your name/blog title has little or nothing to do with the country whatsoever. Yes, you’re from Planet Earth, moving on.
- Gender – This is mainly directed to girls (yes I’m betraying my own gender) since I haven’t come across one with ‘boy’ in it yet. I don’t understand what the importance of adding your gender in to your name is, I mean great that you’re a female librarian, but in my eyes you’re just a normal librarian. (I should also fuck with people someday and call myself “AznGirl” and write a blog with nothing related to fashion.)
- Race – I don’t need to be constantly reminded if you’re white or black or green. Unless you literally have black-and-white stripes like a zebra (yes I mean literally, all stripey and shit), they’re all the same to me.
Good for you if you like your current name or blog title, but in my opinion, people who fall into that category are grasping at straws. Are you that dull that you must fall back onto the labels of your physical body? I mean, come on, in the end we’re all just human beings. No matter your gender, race, or whatever else that may pop up.
Instead, do you know what makes us interesting? It’s our interests, our likes, dislikes, knowledge, hobbies, and passions. Sure there may be people out there who may or may not share the same interests as us, but at the very least we can converse with others about our interests. If we could connect with others just because we’re girls, everyone would be friends, wouldn’t they? That and World War III of boys vs. girls. Unfortunately (and fortunately), it doesn’t work that way.
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