Did any of you notice the slip up on my last post? It was right at the top of the Glimmer Train image. It was my name, and guess what? It was no slip up. Yes, dear readers, the bureaucracy is over and I have a signed piece of paper that says, “Heck yeah, you can have a blog, and write a book, and tie it to your name. We, the big bosses you work with, don’t care.” Okay, it doesn’t exactly say that, but that’s the gist of the three pages. So I finally get to turn the Afthead around and introduce you to the forehead.
I wish I had glasses to whip off and a suit to pull open revealing the AFTHEAD superhero costume underneath. Alas, I do not. My superhero powers are limited.
My human name is Johanna Levene, but you can still call me Afthead in the blogsphere. Watch as the two identities meld. If you type in my name as a URL (http://johannalevene.com) you’ll get redirected to this blog. In the near future I’ll set up something more slick so that typing in the johannalevene domain will take you to an about page explaining how you ended up on Afthead when you typed my name, but for now I am Afthead and Afthead is me.
Why the change, you ask? If I still want to be Afthead why would I do something like this? A couple of reasons:
- The Writer’s Market book told me to start a blog and to name it firstnamelastname.com to make it as easy as possible for agents, readers and publishers to find me. I do not want to mess with making things easy for those people.
- Right now If you search Johanna Levene using something like, oh say Google, you don’t find my writing stuff. You find me the person at my job, me on LinkedIn, or me the Pinterst person. I need the writer me to start rising to the top of my search results which means I need to start using my name on my blog. Johanna Levene, Johanna Levene, Johanna Levene. (I can’t wait to see if that changes search results tomorrow.)
It is so freeing combining two of my personalities into one. I am Johanna Levene. I’m a writer who just finished her first novel and submit her first short story to a contest. It’s really nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy your time on my blog Afthead.
I am Afthead. (Remember, read that last line with a Batman voice.)