Tuesday, February 1, 2011

pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name

Hello everyone, I don't think we've ever been formally introduced. My name is Alexis, and I am the Dolly Rocker Girl.
Over the last two years that I've had this site, I've played around with different noms de plume - Jane, Queen Jane (I got a wee bit more creative there), I think I was Astrid for a time, the list goes on and on - until I finally just went back to Dolly Rocker Girl as my profile name.
It seemed simple enough - I wanted to be anonymous and to keep the site unattached from my own life, and having the nameless DRG at the helm of these posts seemed like the best option. It was not for the sake of mystery or interest à la Banksy, but there has been a bit of interest in the past about who I was (more often and not, the question was whether or not I was truly a Dolly Rocker Boy). 
But with the appearance in Lucky (after which I did the Facebook equivalent of screaming from the top of a mountaintop about) and the recent influx of emails that I've been getting, it seemed a bit ridiculous to still think I had a 'secret' to keep. All of my friends and family now know that I have a blog, and I felt a bit shady that the great dialogue I was having in these email correspondences was then made awkward when I would sign, "xxo DRG"
Not cool, former shady self.
Because each and every one of you have been so open and lovely and candid with me, I feel like the very least I can do is own up to my own name. While I don't think I'm at the point where I'm comfortable enough to post pictures that I myself take (I'm such a little worry-wart!), I do think that this is a step in a positive direction for DRG. The great thing about this site and so many others like it is that it inspires conversations to be had - on line, in emails, or in person. Knocking down that unnecessary, extra wall that separated us retro-groupies was a healthy, natural progression for the site. I hope that this step is just the start of many more to come - and I hope that you aren't too disappointed that I've destroyed any remaining allure of mystique in the site!


Title: from "Sympathy for the Devil" (The Rolling Stones)

9 comments:

Klara Tavakoli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's funny, I've always used my real name, but at some point thought it might be more appropriate to use my blog name... so, similar thought process in reverse - and not shady enough, perhaps. Anyhow, pleased to meet you, too! xoxo Klara ;)-

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice to meet you Alexis! I have to admit, there definitely was an air of mystery around this blog, so I'm glad to meet the real you! Haha, enjoy the new limelight ;)

TERI REES WANG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I love coming up with new character names.

And then run them through the numerology machine...
http://www.paulsadowski.com/numbers.asp

Start with your proper birth name, and then run through each alternate title name....and then match those up with your birthday numbers...and see what's the difference and what remains the same.

Cheers!

SummerB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Alexis xxx

Tangles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice to meet you! :) Love the blog! I am still keeping my blog/myself anonymous at this point. Maybe one day, I'll feel free enough to just pour it all out there...there is really no reason not to!

JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice to meet you Alexis:)
I understand the whole reservations of revealing anything about who you are.
I know that until I started a blog, most of my family and friends didnt know how obessive I was about retro things and old rockstars...I can't help but worry that it alienates me even more.
Thats why I like blogger so much though. Reading blogs like dollyrockergirl make me feel not as alone. I know there are other girls out there in my age range that I can relate too

Kate Flood said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am loving this blog... it makes for a good read which is more than can be said for most X

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you so much to everyone who has commented! I want to comment back to everyone but I feel that might look a bit excessive :)
I feel so lucky to know that there are super groovy people like you guys out there who don't judge for my weirdness on here. Just as JessM said, it's so nice to know that there are people out there with similar interests and obsessions. And that you guys are so encouraging as well.
Yay - I love bloggers!

Cashon&Co said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Banksy reference and LOVE your blog!