This is me. I am Aditya Wanchoo. I am Genbatto. Like always, who I am is not important, my message is. And for the sake of that message I must now be public while owning my Online monicker and my views. My earlier experiment to be unseen or unheard of has yielded all the results I expected. Being an obscure name and an Unseen Face Worked well if I wanted to reach out to anyone and be feeling equally impersonal to all. As soon as I have a name and a face I have a nationality, a culture, a sex. Pretty much anything I say can be sidelined for being biased or otherwise shortsighted or unwise. But as far as delivering a message goes, all things work similar to making a trade. Why would anyone trust anything that comes from an unseen source? That’s not very convincing is it?
My experiment with anonymity notwithstanding, it’s not really easy to be seen and recognised as a prominent blogger if you use pseudonyms. That scale is ultimately possible only with vast amounts of capital investment and/or intensely popular previous reputation. Startups like me are devoid of both. Though my intention was to be relatable to all, being unreachable and mysterious, though somewhat attractive, I was unrelatable. I guess a secret identity is not much use to you if you are not a superhero. Thus, I decided to come out as myself. It’s better to own one’s name anyway.
Pretty much at the end of this experiment, I have revamped the site with a new theme and have been working on its overall appearance. I am a learner still. So continuing changes are expected. My skills in the art of blogging being at their early stages, I do hope to get the hang of it soon enough. Until then, Here’s my diagnosis:- Own your name and your views every time possible. Make it valid by making it true. One cannot really be all superheroic and save the world while keeping secret identities. The real world requires real heroes and choosing to face the good and the bad of it requires a unique degree of courage. To convince them to even listen to you, you must let them know that you are as much a person as they are. This is the First step to a legit exchange.
Be back with more soon…