UPDATE : As of 5/19/2012, Stilts changed her name to 50peach and moved from Blogger (mindtheshrapnel.blogspot.com) to WordPress (fiftyshadesofpeach.com). However, the same anonymous concept applies. So does my height. 😉
I have been asked by some of you via Twitter DM, “What’s up with the name Stilts?”.
No, it is not my real name. I have a quite lovely first name, actually – I just choose not to use it on this blog/twitter account. Stilts is simply a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that when I wear 4inch heels, I stand at about 6’2 and my legs look circus-freakishly long. Yeah, yeah, tell me how lucky I am to have long legs and I’ll in return take you with me to shop for jeans so you can experience my HELL.
|Yes, these are my shoes. And my foot.|
So why the alias? The fact of the matter is, the content of this blog delves into both my past relationships/sexual encounters and my current dating mischief-making. I’d rather remain anonymous in order to be able to write freely and without fear of the repercussions I might face in other social networking mediums. Sweet artistic freedom!!! Besides, can you imagine the fallout on Facebook or Twitter if I were to exploit the recent tales of my hot trysts alongside the average status updates of friends my age?
Hypothetical Facebook friend status: “Last night my darling precious child Sookie slept the whole night in her OWN BED for the first time ever!!!”
Hypothetical Stilts Facebook status: “Last night I had amazing stand-up bathroom sex with a hot bartender for the first time ever!!!”
Hmmm. Funny, yes. Advisable, no. Hence on here, I am Stilts. And if/when I ever do have amazing stand-up bathroom sex with a hot bartender, I’ll let this blog know.
That said, I’m thinking of doing a bit of rebranding/renaming of this blog. “Mind the Shrapnel” is a bit of a mouthful. (not that kind, you pervs.) I have some better ideas for a blog title and want to get my own domain going. Just a heads up that there may be some construction happening soon, so don’t be alarmed if it becomes a mess around here. I just hope the finished product meets the expectation I have in mind!
Lastly, I know I have readers out there on teh internets- despite the fact that none of you are commenting. For shame, you lurkers! To you trusted folks from my inner circle with whom I’ve shared this blog, I understand if you are not commenting to protect my identity. I appreciate that. Just know that I don’t mind at all if you comment anonymously. It’d be nice to have some feedback to know if my writing is decent, or boring, or just belongs in the wastebin. 😉 For the rest of you coming over from Twitter or from the awesome bloggers I know/have recently discovered (lizzypancakes, rachelintheoc, badredheadmedia, thoughtsfromparis)… don’t be shy.
See y’all soon.