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?