I was going to do some catch-up today, but I'll put that off until tomorrow to touch upon something that I must address before this goes on any further, and that is the practice of posting under alternate names, or alts for short.
I didn’t want to do anything to discourage any of you from sending comments to me – and in truth I still don’t, as comments are a big part of blogging, but there simply has been too many comments from alts filling up my mailbox. Over the weekend, I had 32 comments mostly from alts! And as much as I want to believe that Austin Powers and Power Girl read my blog, I’d much prefer to develop a rapport with real people instead of fictional ones.
This also goes for something that I’ve mentioned before: Don’t create any alts of my name. While I'm flattered that you think that highly of me, there's one main reason why I'd prefer that you not make any variations of "Andromeda" or "Busty Superhero Chick": I don't want it to be said that I am "sock-puppeting" - that is, I don't want anyone to think that I'm creating all these alternate identities of myself just so that I can build myself up by commenting on my own blog. The same could be said for all those other alts – that I was “sock-puppeting” just to build myself up.
If I get any further comments from alternates of myself or anyone else, I won’t post them, so please don’t waste your time. In truth, all those alternate names are a distraction anyway, as I can’t tell how many readers I actually have. From the looks of it, I probably have only a few true readers who are posting under numerous alts, and it makes it difficult to know who is who. As much as I’d like to think that I have that many fans, my ego doesn’t need to be fed by an artificial means of alts. And besides, I want all my fans to be real! So please – no more alts. I want to know the real you!