I’m always late to the party, but I finally decided to open a Pinterest account.  I really want to pin a collection of photos for ON THE VERGE OF I DO—as well as future books—that I can share with you guys all in one place.  Or all in another place, anyway. :winkwink

So I go over to get the ball rolling, only to discover that someone else has opened an account with my name.  What the hell is somebody else doing with my name?!  And even if that is her real name, what the hell is she doing opening accounts with it when I want to open an account with it?!  I mean, really—it’s not as though I can change the name on all my book covers. :curses

Be that as it may, however, she got there first (bitch) so I guess I have no choice but to come up with a different user name.  (Dammit.)

My first inclination was simply to add an underscore—i.e. Heidi_Betts.  Alas, Pinterest does not allow symbols or spaces, so back to the drawing board. :angry

And that’s where you guys come in. :muahaha   I need you to help me come up with a new user name for my Pinterest account that you—& future readers everywhere—will readily recognize.

Something like…



THEHeidiBetts  (with thanks to Darling Laura J. for that one :cuffs )

HeidiBetts1 (or some other number-like addition)


Okay, so they’re not all great ideas. :Huh   But let me know if you like any of them or can think of something that might work even better.  Just remember—no spaces or symbols, & it has to be under 15 characters.  (Pinterest’s rules, not mine. :moon )

As soon as I settle on one I like & think I can live with/properly promote, I shall open my account & begin pinning like the wind!

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You can probably figure out what I’ll be moaning about this week, but feel free to drop in & get some stuff off your chest, too!

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20 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    HeidiBettsAuthor has my vote. No second guessing, everyone will know right away ’tis the one and only.

    • Heidi says:

      I like HeidiBettsRomance, *but* was thinking Author might be smarter, since I may take come obscure right turn somewhere along the way. Like if I marry Darling Dwayne, but things get ugly & we divorce, then I write my memoir. That wouldn’t be romantic, would it? :runrun

  2. Pamela Cayne says:

    What about Mistress Heidi? If not, I’d have to go with Laura J. or Jessica.

    Ooh–hey! I got it–what about MrsDwayneJohnson? :whip

    • Heidi says:

      If I use Mistress Heidi on anything, I am *so* going to get the wrong type of followers. You should see some of the spam we get here. :dropmouth

      And it has to identify me as Heidi Betts the *author* not Darling Dwayne’s love slave! :whip

  3. Laura J. says:

    HeidiBettsPinMe just sounds dirty. :muahaha

    Of course my first choice is THEHeidiBetts, but I do like the idea of MistressHeidi being in there, but the consequences of that may be some rather interesting followers.

    • Heidi says:

      He he. PinMe was kind of a nod to Mistress Heidi without inviting too many pervs to the party. I also thought it was a little less risky than SpankMe :rolf

  4. tamibates68@hotmail.com says:


    :jumping :jumping :jumping :jumping :jumping

  5. Tina B says:

    I don’t use Pintrest, but I like THEHeidiBetts! :winkwink

  6. Hollie says:

    I like them all! :jumping

  7. Donna A says:

    How about The Real Heidi Betts?

  8. Jay says:

    THEHeidiBettsAuthor, combine the two. Lol! :jumping

    And MistressHeidi for some kicks and giggles. :muahaha

    • Heidi says:

      There you go. It’s such a bummer when somebody else steals my name. I’m of the mind that, like Tigger, I should be the only one. :curses

  9. Heidi says:

    Okay, must vent here… :curses

    Pinterest is seriously getting on my last good nerve. I swear to you that when I tried to open an account the other night, it let me type in “HeidiBettsAuthor” & said it was fine! But I wanted to post here & see if any new, brilliant ideas cropped up.

    Just now, I went over & tried to use “HeidiBettsAuthor” & it’s telling me it’s too long. I *wasn’t* but not it is. Which means HeidiBettsRomance is obviously out.

    Think I may have to go with HeidiBetts1 or TheHeidiBetts, after all. But I really wanted to use HeidiBettsAuthor, dammit! :curses

  10. cinnamon says:

    h.bettsone&only is only 14 letters, (sorry, best i could come up with) understand your frustration. went to register on a site and was told i couldn’t use my name, so i went with ‘cinnamonismyrealname’ and it was accepted

    • Heidi says:

      :rolf That’s too funny! I do kind of feel like writing somebody a letter & telling them that I should get to use the name first & foremost since it’s on the cover of ALL OF MY BOOKS!!!! darn it. And if they’d let me use as many letters as I wanted, I’d totally write out something wicked or at least…telling. :moon

  11. Bonia says:


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