- Several days ranked #1 on Entrecard in November and December.
- Passed 100,000 visitors in December.
- Celebrated 3rd Blogaversary in January
And that brings us to tonight. This is post #1,000. Three years ago it never occurred to me I would hit that mark. Rather than taking a look back at posts (you can see my favorites in the side bar), I thought I would answer one of my most frequently asked questions.
Where does the name Cromely come from?
It's not my meat space name. As I discussed over at Loud Noises, Big Plans I choose not to use my regular name not to guarantee anonymity (which is impossible) but for discretion.
I created the name Philip Cromely back in 1993. My senior year of college, I and several friends started playing the White Wolf role playing game, "Vampire: The Masquerade." Cromely was the pseudonymn for my character. The character's real names was Bryan Rosares, a Setite, but he was operating in Gary, IN, and pretending to be a Ventrue named Philip Cromely.
So yes, my fake name is the made up name of fictional vampire.
In 1995 I got my first PC -- a Gateway 2000 Pentium 75 desktop. I signed up for AOL and needed to choose a Screen Name. I was stumped and chose Cromely as an inside joke for myself.
It stuck. I was Cromely@aol.com
A couple years later, I beacme Cromely@cyberhighway.net and eventually became Cromely on pretty much every other ISP, online service, IM, or free email service out there. Cromely at this point has become more than my on line name - it's my online brand.
I have no idea what the next 1,000 posts will bring. But I am looking forward to the surpise. And so is Cromely.