While many many bloggers choose to use nicknames instead of birth names on their blog, the one who really inspired me to do so was That Wife. She refers to her husband as 'That Husband' and her son as 'That One,' or 'T1.' I thought it was so cute, and her nicknames are adorable and I love that they all go together.
I chose to use nicknames on this blog for two main reasons:
1. I think it flows better, and is more entertaining to read. It's fun to choose the nickname that I think best encompasses the people I write about! I think it sounds more fun to read about 'Hat Dad' or 'Dimples' or 'Best Friend Swagger' than it does to read about Joe, Mandy, or Melissa (not their real names). It makes my blog (which is obviously inspired by my life) read like a little storybook, and that is something I am in to!
2. I don't think it is my decision to choose what people want written about them. While I write about my life, which includes my friends and family, I don't necessarily think that everyone wants to be 100% associated with every little thing I write. I don't have the time nor energy to run everything I write by all the important people in my life whom I mention on here, and so for me, it is easier to just exclude their names, and somewhat hide their identities. While I still show photos on the blog, I have asked permission from those whose faces I show first, and without their name to a face, it helps to keep them mostly anonymous.
With that, I am happy to announce a short series I am working in which nicknames will be explained! While some are obvious (have you seen my husband? Handsome Husband was a given), others are a little more curious (what exactly does Ms. Does it All do?). I hope you'll enjoy delving into my life by getting to know the people who make me me a little better!
Do you use your friends and family's real names in your blog? Why or why not?
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