Going a bit off topic today, as this issue has bothered me for a few months now, and needs addressing. This is for all bloggers out there: please, put your name on your blog and sign your posts.
Yes, put your name on it.
I have found a ton of new-to-me blogs and want to leave a comment or follow, but have no idea who's writing because there's no name to be found anywhere. Nothing at the end of the post, nothing on the 'about me' page.
Blogging has many aspects, not only to show our work, but to get to know others who share the same passions. There's nothing better than connecting with a fellow blogger who has had a similiar experience, who can help us through, or who is inspired by our work.
But how is that relationship to develop if we don't even know the name of the fellow blogger? The blogging experience then becomes a loose get-together where people meet, exchange superficialties, and move on. Putting your name on your homepage, and signing your posts gives readers a chance to have conversations, to get to know you on a deeper level, and to develop a connection. Isn't that what we, as humans, need?
Consider this, an excerpt from GoodTherapy.com.
Human connection brings complex values to our lives: relationships give us a sense of belonging in the group, a sense of identity in contrast to others in that group, an almost therapeutic-support system, and reason not to feel lonely. We learn from others’ experiences and insight, and we learn together by pursuing new experiences alongside those we befriend.
So please, put your name on your blog - the rewards are worth it.