A few people may have noticed that today I changed the handle on my Twitter account. The presence of underscores in @katherine_jay has always worried me, because it’s so easy to miss them. After all, they blend into underlines and are hard to convey in messy handwriting (wow, my handwriting is so bad) and generally provide far too many opportunities for mistakes to be made.
Every sensible variant of my name without an underscore is taken, so I decided to take a note from this blog and go with some consistent branding (excuse me while I giggle at the idea of branding myself). I’m now Twittering on @stompydragons.
One day, I should probably write something about the reasoning behind that handle.