Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog-O-Nymity ?

Does anonymity exist online?

Tonight, very tongue in cheekly, a friend made the comment that since so-and-so was following her blog she had to watch what she said. 

So, on my drive home, I started thinking (shhhhh, I don't really want the whole world to know that I'm not just a beautiful face), anywho, I started thinking that I definitely edit myself (I know, you're thinking "what the hell... this is her edited version?".  It is, it is indeed) on my blog.  As much as I try to keep my blog anonymous (I have chosen to not use "real" names or discuss where I'm from, etc), I know I'm far from from it.  I have scrapped certain blog ideas because I knew that discussing that particular issue would cause more drama than it was worth.  And I've definitely been approached about a blog posting, by those who felt my message *may* have been aimed at them (uhhhh, they were totally right).

As a blogger, how do you balance representing your authentic self and respectfully keeping the peace?


  1. Not sure who this cheeky friend is exactly but I hear that she, just this moment, found out from her husband that possibly maybe a certain matriarchal by way of marriage person may read her blog. Goooooood thing to know!!!
    I sensor myself some and therefore am not being my "authentic self"to keep the peace sometimes.

  2. Uh oh... I don't know what I'd do if a certain matriarchal by way of marriage person read my blog... But knowing is definitely better than not knowing. It definitely reinforces the "vent about certain things to friends *only* not to the whole internet"