There are a few. But the disadvantages don’t outweigh the advantages.
Overflowing bookshelf (or bookshelves), anyone?
Meaning you treat books better than you treat yourself.
$10 for a book isn’t much but multiple that by 367 or 2149…
I honestly can’t think of any others.
Plus I don’t mind the lack of room and I can handle the handling.
It’s a good thing my memory sucks. I won’t ever know how much I spent on books. Oh well. I can live.
So over the years, I’ve had to grow up and get accustomed to having a less common name. I think you know my name by now, but if you don’t, it’s most likely on the right hand side of your screen. >>>
I’ve never met another Herminia much less another Herminia Chow in my life. Although I like my name, I have contemplated what life would be like if I had a more common name. Like Amy or Michelle.
The contemplation has led me to write this post about the advantages and disadvantages of having a common name. Obviously, based on my life experiences.
Pros (of having a common name)
- Most people will spell it correctly.
- Most people will pronounce it correctly.
- You can usually find a souvenir with your name on it.
Cons (of having a common name)
- You may be confused for someone else.
- Lots of other people will have the same name, making you virtually un-Googleable.
- It’s unoriginal (and thus, not exactly a conversation starter).
A bunch of questions for all my lovely readers and followers. You don’t have to answer them; they are just for thought.
Do you have a common name? An uncommon name?
Do you like your name? Do you want to change it?
Do the pros of having a common name outweigh the cons?
With every venture, endevaour, or dream one embarks on…lies a harsh reality one must face someday.
Today, Aspirignwriter22 aspires to bring you the DISADVANTAGES of being a writer, sadly.
Yes, writing is a great hobby and passion for many. Please do not allow me to discourage you from doing what you love to do. That is not my intention nor is it the point of this article. I merely want to inform you, whether you are a writer or not, about 6 unfortunate consequences or problems writers eventually confront head on.
With every choice comes multiple disadvantages, drawbacks, difficulties…
On a more positive note:
Advantages Of Being A Writer
- Writers don’t get holidays. That’s right. They write every day. Well, the ones who want it badly enough, do.
- They don’t have many friends. Hey it is true, writers spend most of their time at home…not outside partying.
- Completing a writing project takes time. Try writing a novel in 5 minutes or even 5 days. You can’t do it.
- You don’t get paid enough for it. If you are on of those writers that can make a living out of it, congratulations. As for the rest of us…keep your day job and keep on writing.
- Ahem, the writing industry is a battlefield and you are a lone soldier on it. The competition is out of this world. In most cases, every writer out there wants the same thing you want: publication, royalties, status, etc.
- The oh-so-common-mostly-bitter-rejection-slip. Enough said.