If you look up, you may notice that the URL for this blog is no longer owlssayhooot.blogspot.com, but rather kayleyhyde.blogspot.com. This is the second, first being my tumblr, change of this sort in my various social media outlets. I really like the video of consistency, I do, but in the past year or so, I've developed a bit of an issue with being constantly associated with owlssayhooot. Also, prepare for a rather humiliating amount of self-indulgence and rambling on something you probably don't care about, but something I want to address. Now let's go back a bit...
I created this username when I was twelve years old. I liked the idea of owls, mostly due to Harry Potter and thought owlssayhoot was cute and clever (twelve years old, remember), so I went to make my new AOL instant messenger screenname. To my distress, owlssayhoot was taken, so I just extended the hoot to have three o's and called it good. Always being a creature of consistency to a certain extent, when I went to make a YouTube username in 2006, I used the same one and it was fine. Now, as you probably know, sometime between 2006 and now, the username and the person behind it (that's me) developed a bit of an internet reputation of sorts. Reputation is not the right word. Perhaps, recognition? I don't know. I'm not too great at self-reflection when it comes to what's taken place in my internet life. At any rate, I now have thousands of people who know me on the internet as owlssayhooot and while it's great that thousands of people care about what I do in my life…I have a bit of a confession: I don't really care about owls. I think they're really pretty, they are fascinating, I appreciate their associations with Harry Potter, but that's about it. I'm not some owl fanatic. I don't buy everything I see with owls on it. However, over the past few years, owls have become my 'thing' and like…I don't really know why. I mean. It's not like I talk about owls in my videos or make it a big deal, but the amount of owl paraphernalia I have received from not just people who watch my videos, but my friends and family, is rather insane. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I must reiterate. Oh, my life is so hard, people give me things. No. I'm just saying that I don't know why it's always in the form of a creature I almost never talk about and just happened to put in a username. I like owls. Theyare probably my third favourite animal (after orcas and domestic dogs), but just... I don't love them. It leaves me believing that people like Khyan1 should be given things in the shape of the numeral one or MorganPaigeLoves to get…I don't know, hearts? I'm getting off-topic here.
It's common YouTuber practice to resent their username. I can assure to you that I am neither the first nor last person to be super annoyed with the offhanded choice made five years previously. But the least I can do is try to separate myself from it in the outlets I can change. YouTube usernames are set in stone, but others are not and I am just using that to my advantage. I've made a name for myself online and I'd just really like that name to be, well, you know, my name.
And now that I sound thoroughly annoying, I'm going to end this. I will not apologize, because I didn't make you read this, but I will say that I'm really not as much of a dick as I sound like in this blog. I'm a relatively pleasant person, I think. Generally. Maybe. You'd have to ask my friends. Actually, don't. That could end poorly for me. Okay. Catch me on kayleyhyde on the internet. Bye.