Sometimes in life, it’s necessary to have a pen name. Sometimes, it just makes things easier because all you’re doing is creating a name that is not so uncommon that it comes up on Google searches.
Sometimes, you just need that safety net.
And then, there comes a time when it gets too complicated. You make friends, you sign up for conferences and your business cards and everything else has your pen name while your name tag at the conference has your real name.
Sometimes, it’s time to figure out the best way to consolidate the two because you still don’t want your real name EVERYWHERE on the web.
You have to start somewhere. So I have.
I’m not sure how I will go about consolidating the two LinkedIn profiles, or my bio on here. I will figure it out.
I do know one thing.
The ‘PQ’ stays.
Welcome to the next stage in my life, where I finally take control.
Be patient with me as I figure it out. Just stick to calling me “B.” or “PQ” online. Let’s keep it simple.
Though, I’ll be honest. Seeing MY name in a byline? Priceless.
If you’re around D.C. tonight, you should stop by 18th & U for a Fundraiser for LGBTQ Youth (The Trevor Project). Details here. (Yeah, that’s my real name up there.)