Is a moniker necessary?
I would say not really.
Yet I use one.
I’ve always looked at actors who change their names to something outlandish or plain strange as a little deranged.
Yet a name change such as Olivia Wilde or Kirk Douglas is rather more intriguing than alienating.
So where does yearingcat fit into this?
I chose to write under a moniker as a way of linking all formats together by this name.
Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress. Each of which are @yearingcat or use yearingcat in the URL.
Increasingly, however, I’ve found myself wanting to write under my own name.
I wonder whether this is a wish to closely link the words I write and the images I post with my own consideration of self.
While I could also suggest yearingcat is an extension of ‘me’, it’s also a facade and wall that is erected which allows me to post more or less anonymously.
Who knows, I may change back to my real name yet.