Morning campers, how’s it going?
Today is a big day in the on-going trials and tribulations of me and Twitter. I’ve come out. My real name and my Twitter name are in the same place for the first time ever. Given the problems I've had in the past and particularly given how I was feeling when I wrote my last post you might think this is a move of the utmost foolishness on my part. Maybe it is.
I’ve started blogging for the Tottenham Journal under my real name and my first piece includes a link to my Twitter account. It seemed like a bit of a faff to have to start explaining why I couldn't actually give out my Twitter name in the same space as my real name and to be honest, the more I thought about it, the more I realised that I shouldn't have to. I am not ashamed of anything I put on Twitter and whilst this move may mean I need to be a little more circumspect in what I write on there, that’s not necessarily a bad thing – there may be a few less ‘cunts’ but the internet is littered with swearing bears (just look at who I follow on Twitter) and I doubt my lack of contribution to that arena is going to break anyone’s heart.
There is also the fact that the more open I am the less opportunity there is for nasty mean-spirited people like The Person to try and get one over on me. I’d like to think they’re over all that now, but I’d never be so foolish as to not give it due consideration.
I am a very open person and hiding out of fear doesn't sit naturally with me. So I’ve decided I'm not going to do that any more.
My name is Tara and I am Bear Faced Lady.