Now that my glass site is up, I need to figure how much I want to link my online persona, which I have had since 1991, with my art site. This has never been an issue before, but then, I've never made something I might ever want to sell online before.
I've been Lunesse since college. It has always been how I refer to myself online. My sites never have my real name. Ever.
But my glass is different. I want to be who I am with my glass. Aligning it with "Lunesse" seems strange to me, and I couldn't tell you why. On the other hand, ousting myself with my real name means that anything Lunesse will never connect up with the glass site. I DO know that I don't want to link my name to the online persona, that has always been something I have not wanted. So either Lunesse embraces the glass and takes it as well, meaning the glass site will refer to me as Lunesse, or it won't, and never the twain shall meet, except maybe for live journal entries to friends. This is limiting, as far as marketing goes. It would be easier to just use Lunesse everywhere as I always have. But I don't want to be "Lunesse" when I sell something. I'm not even sure why. I think I just want people who one day will (hopefully) trade me money or other things for my art to know my name. Some sort of trust, thing, maybe?
Thoughts? Ideas? What have you done?