I am really new to blogging. I was directed to PossumMomma's blog on a yahoo homeschooling news group because of Possum #1's essay. An excellent and insightful piece of writing by a young person.
I then went on to explore the rest of her blog, explored a few of the blogs she linked to and discovered the wide world of blogging.
I had no idea there were people out there openly discussing atheism and what it means and doesn't mean to be an atheist.
I am very much in the closet. I think my neighbor might have some suspicions, in spite of my lie in answering his question about believing in a deity with a yes. He thought I would not want to eat brownies baked by Lutheran Confirmation kids because they had been "blessed". I'm not sure if he thinks that I am afraid of being smote by lightning if I ate them or what.
My parents however, have no idea. I think they would be really distraught at the idea that I was "rejecting god". And that is a conversation I am really unwilling to have at this point.
Since I am an unrevealed atheist, I have felt very much in the minority. The only one I talked to about being an atheist was my mate- who deconverted before me and I was just playing catch-up.
While I was roaming through the archives of a variety of blogs I found several dealing with the idea of atheists coming out of the closet and why American society considers it shameful to be an atheist. I decided to out myself in a very minor way with my own blog where I could explore being an atheist in an annonymous environment without having to worry about the condemnation of family and friends.
I started my blog without having a clue about traditions or conventions in the blogging world, which is why the web location is godlessmomathome.blogspot.com, the title of the blog is Atheist Homeschooler and my login name was look_an_atheist. Plus it struck me as funny that when I commented it would say "look_an_atheist said..."
However, I am tired of the nothingness of "look_an_atheist". For one, other bloggers don't know how to refer to me and for another, I am repulsed by the utter impersonality portrayed in that phrase.
I need a new name.
I have a few ideas, but would love to hear if you have any suggestions.
I would also like to know how and why you choose your own blogger name!