Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Work and life get crazy, particularly around this time of year!
I wanted to update though that I have indeed changed my user name. I probably should have done this eons ago, but I got a message from a fellow Sparker reminding me about Internet Safety and Privacy. And I figured I'd pass it along.
I try really hard in my blog not to give away too much personal information, while of course trying hard to be open and honest. The biggest piece of personal information probably was my user name, a vestige from when I signed up and wanted to be known by my real name and not a pseudonym, as I had in the past.
Unfortunately, while most Internet peeps you will meet are perfectly nice and wouldn't harm a fly, there are some out there that make the Internet a nasty place to be. They are ones that can take bits and pieces and find out where you live, what your phone number is, etc.
And so, I've changed my username. Yeah, it's still not incredibly clever, but at the very least, I've removed my last name. (In case you were curious, I got the name idea from a Neil Diamond song.)
So this is just a reminder to everyone else to be safe on the Internet and cautious what you post!