1,000 Posts

Cromely's World has had quite a few milestones over the past 4 months.

  • 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.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, That is a BIG number! I know how much effort goes into each 100. I kind of branded myself online with "Gruggers" which is a nickname coined by my 3-year-old granddaughter; a combination of Grandpa and Doug.
Now, I too have several online id's and Gruggers is just one of them. The granddaughter is now 12 and I am "Gruggers" to the entire family.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1000th! I'm at 959th on my Life After Work blog, and am looking forward to passing that milestone in a few months :D (I post htere maybe 2x a week, now that my attention is more on my "abroad" blog).

I too am using a an internet moniker: actually I have different personas in real life, but I think "lynne naranek" is the most complete "me" I've ever been :)

Lola said...

Congratulations! Wow! 1,000. I could only hope to get there.


Daisy said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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Lidian said...

Congratulations! I was interested to read about how you came up with your virtual name; I also put a lot of thought into mine, so am always curious.

Anonymous said...

1000! Wow! Congrats!

I am hot on your heels... only 942 to go!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Mr. Cromely. 1,000 posts is a great accomplishment. 10,000 is just around the corner.

Anonymous said...

congrats! wish i will reach 1000 as well. keep up the posting!

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations!