I decided to start 2013 by integrating my online presence. I admit that I enjoy playing with masks, but a Mardi Gras mask is eventually removed. The Masked Persona was never really about concealing my identity. I have a fondness for masked heroes and wanted to imagine myself as one if only in fantasy.
Now you can see my real name in my profile just as you see it in my WordPress blog Information Metamorphosis where I am currently adding new posts for a library school course after nearly a year of inactivity. I will be doing a presentation comparing WordPress and Blogger, and wanted to be able to show students this Blogger blog. I'm actually rather proud of all the review content that I've generated here.
Being a library student explains why so much of my emphasis on this blog has been on doing further research about the topics explored in the books I review. Research is as natural to me as breathing. Since this is a personal blog, my research here doesn't meet academic standards, but I do link to the best sources that I can find in each review. I have always felt that good scholarship is honest scholarship. If I cite Wikipedia and think that particular article is not completely reliable, I discuss why it's problematic so that my readers get the entire context. I feel that I conduct myself with integrity on this blog even if Wikipedia is not a source my instructors would recommend.
The Unmasked Persona