USERNAME: sbpoet [MOC 17: Username (Journaling)]

USERNAME: sbpoet [MOC 17: Username (Journaling)]
sbpoet, Jan 17, 2018
USERNAME: sbpoet

Made for the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad: January 17: Username (Journaling). Elements from Tangie Baxter, Lori Davison, Rebecca McMeen, Studio Basic, Amber LaBau, Elegant Wordart, Just Jaimee, Micheline Martin, and Pink Reptile Designs.

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For detailed credits see at flickr.

EDITED so sorry forgot this earlier! Journaling:

I began blogging in January 2004, fourteen years ago, and it must have been about the same time that I chose my . . . handle. I had been using sbmontana, or my real name, for email and my limited online activities.

In 2004, the internet was still a new and potentially dangerous thing. My blog was initially planned to be anonymous, and I needed a domain. I tried everything I could think of, including sbmontana. Everything I could think of was already taken, or had too many characters, or would not work for some techno reason I didn’t understand.

After several frustrating hours, I asked myself “Who am I?”, typed in sbpoet, and bingo, it worked. This was a personal, emotional, leap for me, to claim the title “poet”. A stepping up.

The shell icon is an integral part of my username. I chose it because I love it. I had noticed, on various forums, that I would become confused when people changed their profile photos. I could remember those photos more easily than usernames.

So I decided to never change mine. It was, and is, and will be:
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    • *gina*
      gorgeous page and jorunaling
    • AnneofAlamo
      I think I remember the shell coming to be? was it on the 2nd or 3rd Art Journal Caravan? I was so amazed at your shell...and could never get a stamp right for me. I adore your name Sharon, and always think of you as a person who writes poems with her art.
    • melaniedesigns
      ooooh this page is just perfect i love it
    • LynnG
      I loved seeing those little hints of you in the photos (so clever) and I love how much this page tells us. Everytime I see that shell icon I associate with you I shall remember this :-)
    • Nemla
      You are right about the shell,it is eye catching , and I love your username. Sometimes destiny intervenes for a reason.
    • bestcee
      I love that the internet made you claim your identity as a poet! The little face peeks are awesome! I love how you split the page top and bottom!
    • tinkerbell1112
      it's a good point about the photos. I usually associate more with someone's photo than their user name. Your page is incredible.
    • rlucasmn
      Love the way you did this layout, especially the journaling "card".
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