I have no idea if you guys even really care enough about this for it to be any kind of big deal, but I’ve been wanting to come out from underneath this stupid black bar for quite a while. I started feeling this way after the Financial Bloggers Conference last October.
Contrary to what you might think, I did not wear a mask all weekend long. That means many of you PF bloggers out there already know what I look like. I did, however, remain anonymous and go by Ninja all weekend long. Only told maybe two people what my real first name was.
I think people get confused by my anonymity. They think I do it because I’m trying to protect myself from my employer. That’s not true at all. Many of my coworkers, and virtually all of my friends/family know this site exists. I’m anonymous for one reason and one reason only. So my REAL NAME isn’t tied to this blog for “googling purposes”. Because of the nature of my work I interact with a lot of different people. People who I don’t necessarily want contacting me or learning more about me than I choose to tell them in person.
I’m not dumb. I know people could still make the connection if they wanted. I don’t write anything that I wouldn’t be okay sharing with my best friend or worst enemy, but I do my best to limit the ability for people to connect the dots sometimes.
I’m pumped for this new era of PDITF. I’m looking forward to being able to post pictures more frequently, without having to open up photoshop before hand. Readers meet my face. Face, meet my readers….
Girl Ninja gave me permission to include a picture of me with her (sans black bar) as well, but I figure I can’t just reveal her gorgeous face without a better reason. Still trying to decide what that reason should be.
Is it weird seeing the man behind the blog? Do my eyes look like what you thought they would? Should I go back to the black bars?
Oh, and here’s your personal finance for the day.