For a time my profile had a link to my personal website. I felt comfortable sharing this with y'all. Incidentally, during that time it would be trivial to find out who I am, in the real world. It's probably still really easy to find out who I am.
I have shared that I go to a boarding school in the Northeast, that my girlfriend is on Hubski (calling her out by username), and have shared videos and pictures of my accomplishments with y'all that put a face to the name. I put a "follow me on Hubski" button on my personal site.
Conversely, I chose a username on Hubski I barely use anywhere else, my Facebook profile is relatively limited as displayed to the public, and at some point in the past month I got rid of the link to my personal site to limit my exposure. I found myself willing to connect my name to my username when I felt that the community was smaller, but found my willingness to do so diminish as the community grew. I know many around the 'ski have connected their names/pennames to their usernames (thenewgreen, _refugee_), and I'm on the fence about doing it again. There are also people whose usernames are simply their first names (mike, steve), but I think I'm the only one on Facebook with my first name.
I stand behind the opinions I post here, the content I post here, and I already have a resume-style website where I connect my accomplishments to very concrete pictures of my face and my actual name. So I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Have you associated your name with your user? Would you consider doing so or continuing to do so in the future, even as our community grows? What do you suggest?