“What price is anonymity??” This has been in discussion over the blogosphere for some time now. Metal raised the issue last month here () and there was an interesting discussion on this topic with prominent MBA bloggers like JulyDream and MaybeMBA chipping in with their views on the topic. And then ahembeea, my blogger-pal for more than a year and now a fellow-Goizuetan, too touched on this topic. All this reminded me of my original plans of disclosing my identity to  the blogosphere, once my MBA plans are finalized.

Many of the readers of the blog know me simply by the blog-name: missionmba. Some of them know me by the Pagalguy handle/Gtalk ID: quizophobic. (I know that sounds stupid, but quizmaniac wasn’t available on gmail). Still, to some others, I am “Shobhit Sinha”, the pseudonym that I had assumed for varous forums during the GMAT preps time, when I didn’t want my plans to be public in the office. In fact this pseudonym was a good differentiator: Everytime I used to get a call from an unknown num that asked for Shobhit, I knew it was from one of my GMAT/MBA apps buddy. And tell you what, my ears have now become accusstomed to respond to the name “Shobhit”. 🙂

But now, the things have changed: I don’t really feel the need to be anonymous anymore. (Though frankly speaking, I have started loving having a dual cyber-identity. 🙂 ) But as ahembeea said about his blog, my blog too has enough clues to pin me down if you want to.  (In fact, I clearly remember at least two instances, when ppl have come to ask me whether I am the man behind the missionmba blog.) Besides, I have already pointed to this blog to a number of people (who know me in person), who had contacted me for GMAT guidance.

Finally, as mentioned here, I have developed a decent network of friends through this blog and I would like it to continue that way. It would certainly suit me better  if these guys are in network of Amit Bhatnagar (Yup, that’s my real name), rather than that of some undercover character: missionmba/quizophobic/shobhit.

So here’s the link to the real me: My personal blog.  In case you are interested in knowing what else do I do other than apping to B-schools, do visit the link. The blog is not as regularly updated as this one, but I plan to be more regular now. (Will I get the time to handle two blogs at a B-school?? Time will tell..)

8 Responses to “Unveiling the real me!!!”

  1. Bhavya says:

    Hey u missed out the link to your personal blog!

  2. All the suspense and no link at the bottom of the post! Is that on purpose?!?

  3. missionmba says:

    @Bhavya and MBA Podcaster
    Thanks for pointing that out.. That certainly was not on purpose..
    Actually both the postslinking my two blogs (this one and the other one on my personal blog) were written minutes before leaving my hometown.. And in the rush, I missed out hyperlinking to my blog..

    Post updated now for the updated link.. 🙂

  4. […] A lot of information was being shared this week. AtypicalHBS shared a link to an article about Harvard’s increased class sizes. ArdentMeerkat took another step in the direction of her MBA goals by officially telling her boss about her intentions. Hari shared the ‘three P’s’ of his GMAT preparation. McCombs ‘10 Metal shared a little wisdom as well: chop onions, not fingers. INSEAD ‘09 MBAMRS had a few choice London lessons she wanted to give her readers. Marshall ‘10 Andrew was half-way through his internship in Milwaukee and had a number of positive things to say about the experience and city. Goizueta ‘11 MissionMBA revealed his true self. […]

  5. Josh says:

    Whew, doesn’t it feel better to be out in the open with your true identity?

    I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I enjoy your blog, and wish you the best of luck with your MBA experience. I was in your shoes a few years ago, and can tell you that the Stanford GSB was two of the best years of my life (the application process, not so much, but that’s another story…)

    Anyway, I know how stressful the application process can be, and since a lot of your readers are in the process of applying to business school, I thought I might be able to help you provide a valuable resource to your loyal readers.

    I’d like to send you a copy of my complete applications for 5 top MBA programs (for free, seriously). Then, if you think your readers might like it as well, I’ll provide a link you can post on your blog so your readers can grab their copy as well.

    If you’re interested, drop me an email at josh.hohman@gmail.com, and I’ll have a preview copy of my application materials emailed to you ASAP, so you can check it out and make sure it’s something you’d feel comfortable giving away to your readers.

    Josh Hohman

  6. Prashant says:

    So which one will you be updating more frequently?

    ATB dude…

  7. missionmba says:

    @Josh: Yup, it sure feels better now. 🙂
    I could not get back to u earlier as i was busy with the orientation stuff.. Will contact thru email shortly..

    Not sure, but i guess it’ll be this blog… I have tons of things to write on both blogs, but am already finding myself short of time.. And that’s when the classes have not started yet.. 🙁

  8. I still prefer the anonymity…will not be unveiling my cloak! 🙂 Especially given my profession…Thanks for visiting my blog by the way!

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