When I began blogging I was afraid of putting myself out there in the public domain. It was easy to use a pseudo identity. I'd been doing it most of my life.
My given name is Guyla. It looks simple enough, Guy + la, but the things people can come up with leaves me scratching my head not sure if they're talking to me or someone else. I had a nickname from the time I was 2 days old until I was 30 when I decided to become Guyla. So I took up my name and learned to enjoy the uniqueness....except when I'm somewhere like Starbucks and they ask for my name. Then I ALWAYS use Lola. I call Lola my stage name. It was natural to use Lola when I began blogging.
Then the photography! Once I joined the cooking group French Fridays with Dorie and we all want to include a photo of the dish we cooked, the photography became as important as the food! I've joined a couple of photography groups on line in an effort to learn and improve my photo skills. One of them requires I use my real name. Instead of puzzling out how they would know what my 'real' name is I decided to create a blog Prufrock's Playground, using my name, Guyla.
Then the trouble began! I have great ideas! I do not have the skills to carry them out! So now I have two blogs and they both have Lola and Guyla included in the info. I can't figure it out...yet.