Firstly, I’m an avid video game player. I love Starcraft (and Starcraft 2), Half-Life and for quite a while I was a dedicated World of Warcraft player. My first character’s name was Tyrun (pronounced Tear (like tears from crying) – Un) which now that I think about it I really liked probably because it’s very close to my real name: Aaron. You know how it goes, you adopt a handle or pseudonym and you start to use that for all your online accounts where you don’t really have any reason to use your real name.
I believe the time to use an online handle has passed as I would like to increase my visibility and allow people to find (the real) me.
And thus I have thrown caution to the wind and have started to brand everything with my name and my name alone: Aaron Holbrook.
I attempted to create a new twitter handle @Aaron_Holbrook, but man starting anew on twitter is just something I don’t really care to do, especially because all the people I care about are already on my @Tyrun stream. So I transitioned @Tyrun to @AaronJHolbrook and shutdown @Aaron_Holbrook. Which is great and which may also be a bit confusing to some people that have grown to be familiar with @Tyrun.
I’m also really glad that Twitter now allows you to change your handle and display name, as it wasn’t always that way and could potentially be confusing to many people.
So yea – there you go, confusion cleared up I hope. Any questions or suggestions feel free to leave me a comment.