Last updated on November 4th, 2020 at 09:19 pm
This has been a long time coming.
When I started on Twitter back in June 2008, I was under a handle that made sense then—@doomsdayblaze. It was the screen name I’d used since my first email address in 1998; the name of the website where I ran Fish ‘n’ Chimps; the screen name for my LiveJournal—back then, it was what anyone who knew me online knew me as.
When I hit 2010’s HoHoTO—my first Twitter event of that size—Diana Pronosher was flabbergasted at the length of my Twitter handle, suggesting I change it. Since @doomz was taken in 2009 by a rapper I’m trying to track down, I tacked “TO” for Toronto on the end and @doomzTO was born (as referenced in the ever-infamous “HoHoTO Rap”)!
For the next 40 months, I had a shorter Twitter handle, but not one that really reflected who I was becoming.
After moving from doomsdayblaze.com to caseypalmer.com in 2011, “Doomz” was becoming more of a shadow behind me than a name I’d associate with. I was signing my blog posts with a shortened version of my name, “case p.”; I was sharing with my real name all over the Internet—with the days of anonymity coming to a close and Facebook tying everyone to a “real identity”, why not have a Twitter to match?
And after a friend helped me connect with @CaseP’s former owner on Google+, he was gracious and me the handle, since he’d only tweeted 4 times since 2010 and didn’t use it much.
So goodbye, @doomzTO. Goodbye to an era of partying, getting to know Toronto’s social media scene and building a name for myself. Here’s to a future where I get that much more professional, that much more grown-up—ready to handle whatever lies ahead for Casey Palmer. The opportunities and challenges that Doomz never had.
#100HappyDays Day 25/100 — such a success.
My journal is called _____ because _____.
My subtitle is _____ because _____.
My friends page is called _____ because _____.
My username is ____ because _____.
My default userpic is _____ because _____.
My name is listed as _____ because _____.
My journal is called “Doomz: The Transition to 2K4” because it is outdated. It is now called “Doomz: Child of the Stars”, because hell, horoscopes and astrology seem to have me mapped out pretty well, and I’m destined to hold this world by the balls, so what more can I say?
My subtitle is “Meaning: I Don’t Have A Layout Done Yet”, because hell, I don’t have a layout done yet. But… we’ll change it to “A Story of Ladies, Love, and Luchini” because eventually, I’ll be the man. You’ll see. You’ll ALL see.
My friends page is called “The suckers who want to know about me.” because I don’t know why the hell you’d all want to read about my boring-ass life, but here you are!
My username is doomsdayblaze because I came up with it when I was like, 12, and it’s stuck with me ever since that first Hotmail account. However, I’ll probably be getting a second website due to it, since clients aren’t too keen on hiring someone whose nickname reminds them of the Apocalypse for some reason.
My default userpic is a black-and-white picture of myself because I’m narcissistic. Deal with it.
My name is listed as Pimp Chimp because that’s my alternate moniker. A chimp who pimps. (Did I mention that I love monkeys?)