Bloggers are interesting people with a variety of wide ranging passions. Many have multiple blogs they do not want to be associated and they may not choose to publish under their actual name in any or all of them. That’s where blogging under a nickname or a pseudonym comes in.
A nickname is a name someone is known by in addition to their real name. A blogger who blogs under their real name on a company business site, may want to be more casual in their personal blog and publish under a nickname. A pseudonym is a name that is used in place of someone’s real name. A blogger acting as a citizen journalist in a dangerous sitation where his or her safety may be at risk may choose to publish under a pseudonym.
Registering An Additonal Username
If you have would like to have an additional WordPress.com username account, be aware that when we register a WordPress.com username account the email address we provide becomes our unique identifier when we are logged into WordPress.com. Perforce, that means the email addresses for each username account must be different.
We can register as many blogs as we wish and provided we are logged in under the same username account, all blogs will be registered under it and the associated email account. While it’s true that we can change our “display name” or “nickname”, that name will appear on all blogs registered under the same username account, and we can only link our username to a single “primary blog”.
If you plan from the outset to have blogs that you do not want to be associated, you must be logged out of wordpress.com when you register an additional username account with a different email address.Then you can log in under each username account and register blogs separately under each username so they aren’t associated.
Transferring a Blog to Another Username Account
If you have a single username account and have registered two (or more) blogs that you do not want to be associated with each other any longer,
- log out of wordpress.com clear your browser cache and clear your cookies and without logging in again, register another new username account using a different email address;
- log out of wordpress.com clear your browser cache and clear your cookies and
- login under the original username account
- invite the new username account to become a new Administrator of the blog you want to transfer;
- transfer one (or more) of the blogs to the new username account.
Usernames can be turned into blog addresses, but blog addresses cannot be turned into usernames. For most usernames and blog addresses are the same. When we register a WordPress.com username account the matching blog is automatically reserved for our future use. That reserved blog cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username.
Changing Your Username
You can change your WordPress.com username but you will not be able to change it back and the old username name will not be available for anyone else to use.
Changing A Blog Address
You can change your blog address but unless you purchase a site redirect upgrade, the result will be 404 pages and a loss of traffic. Without the upgrade all links to the original blog address, including search engine results, will be broken.
Words have meaning and names have power.