Though this is not exactly important, it may be something that some wonder about. So I will give it a some explanation.
Back when I first started blogging, I had to come up with some kind of nickname and “identity” to go by. Truth be told, this was likely more difficult then writing a bit about myself for the “About” section (as well as my very first post).
So I decided to go with MB Man. I choose this, because I reside in Manitoba, so I figured that it was suitable to mold my digital identity around the context of which I assumed many of my works would be written from. A Manitoba man. This is also why some thumbnails of my site have a photo of a hay bale (was fitting at the time, but have not figured out how to change the image).
However, as time went on, I found myself less focused locally and regionally, and more so, everywhere. I wrote very little about matters of the province itself, but took on a vast array of more general topics. I didn’t even really pay much attention to my many topics of interest until I categorized them all not to long ago (only stuff covered more then once is catagorized). And I still find myself periodically adding more tags.
But either way, eventually MB Man became unfitting to the material that was presented. And I also found myself feeling a bit arrogant, since “Manitoba Man” almost incinuated that I am speaking for everyone in this province. That may be just me seeing that, but I felt a need to change it none the less.
Which is where The Thought Zone came in. This platform serves as a catch basin for just a sliver of my many thoughts, so what better name then that.
Though I changed around the titleing here (and my Twitter handle to @TheThoughtZone), my URL handle remains the same.
Which was a bit annoying at first. But then it occurred to me that MB Man is a humanistic persona than The Thought Zone. Even though the vehicle is “The Thought Zone”, MB Man is a more suited to one on one conversation (be it in a comment section here or elsewhere, or on Reddit or Twitter). I am already known primarily as “MB Man” by at least 2 resident bloggers on this site, so may as well stick with that identity.
So in closing, though “MB” used to stand for “Manitoba”, its now just a nickname. It serves no descriptive purpose other then providing a more person-like “identity” to anyone interecting with me either on here (WordPress), Reddit or Twitter.