In one respect, starting a blog has taken me back to my early days as an academic economist. Since I have an unusual name, references to my work initially often employed a variation on Rodrik, typically "Rodrick." I was happy enough to get referred to, so I didn't fret too much about it, and in due time, the misspelling virtually disappeared. I took that as a definitive sign of having made it.
But I have been reliving this experience in the last couple of days, ever since Greg Mankiw set off (I think he is the one) an avalanche of references and links to my new blog. "Rodrick" has remade its appearance, along with other imaginative variations. See here, here, and here.
Once again, I have no complaints. I have been called a lot worse things in recent years...
And in case you are interested (and let me know if you are), I will tell the longer story of how I got my name in some later entry.