After using sites such as Blogger and Twitter for a couple of years I realised that it was safe to come out of the closet and use my real name, Jill Ball. As long as one is sensible and remains aware of the dangers of sharing too much information on social sites I feel that one does not need to hide behind the anonymity of a pseudonym.... There are, however, the benefits to having a unique, short and snappy ID that describes one.
GeniAus, a genealogist from Australia, is how I am known in some genealogy circles and I continue to use GeniAus as my username in many online forums. I can be found in several places as GeniAus except for You Tube where someone else grabbed the name before me, if ever they delete that account I'll be ready to nab it.
There are benefits to having a unique identity; I have several genealogy contacts called Carol, a few named Kerry and a couple of Joans. I sometimes am confused as to whom I am communicating with, however when Cassmob and Dance Skeletons communicate I know exactly who they are.
|GeniAus by Emily|
The previous couple of paragraphs have been tangential to the original purpose of this post which was to tell you a bit about GeniAus ie indulge in Shameless Self Promotion. I like the way this post has developed so will let modesty reign and omit the glowing advertisement for GeniAus.
I've always loved your portrait and now it is even more special given the artist.
I'm glad you decided to keep the portrait by your granddaughter.
I'm with Fi & Kristin ... I love your portrait. It not only has a very special family connection, but also it is so recognisable on social media.
A great post that I enjoyed reading.
Delightful pic. When I started blogging was glad to see you use a grandchild's portrait too Jill. FB friend's thought I was "loco"... do have a real life picture on my blog which has the artist on my lap way before he was old enough to draw the pic & write the caption: "I LUVE yOU MORMO yOU anD MUMAND DADARthe Best in the MeLD"... Wonderful to read that Kerryn's just joined the Grandparent brigade :-)Cheers,Catherine
I'll leave assessment of shame or otherwise up to you, but you also do a lot of promotion of other people, blogs and resources - and it's all very much appreciated!
I think that GeniAus is very clever and I love that you use a picture drawn by your granddaughter. Very significant and relevant. Excellent branding too.
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