After 5 years of blogging I should have known better…it’s maths, at some point you’ll be exposed.
What if someone you know, reads your posts? What if someone you know, reads your posts and says nothing to you? That’s spying.
I’ve thought that a lot, and according to circumstances I’ve changed a couple of blogs in the past. Not this year darling, I won’t.
I’m a five-year old blogger who deleted two blogs because someone I knew read my posts and said nothing. If I wanted anyone I knew to know who I am, I would show my face (and I’m pretty good-looking), I would expose my name, I would invite them to read me. I remember blogging as an online private-personal diary, a way to get things out of our system and write about what bothers us, share our every-day life experiences and some times, yes, we would bitch about people who, one way or another, hurt us. I have the right to keep my anonymity.
I have the feeling that people who read you and they think they know you, but say nothing to you, spy on you. They say nothing because they’re waiting for the moment. The moment you write something for somebody they know, something that you keep a secret, something to hold you on that.
So because I hate this kind of attitude, if anyone feels he knows me, I would appreciate the balls to confront me. Yah man, I’m LadyStou, your friend, who has a problem with her boyfriend, who you know, but wishes not to discuss it with you. Yes, I’m LadyStou, the blogger who studies history but doesn’t want you to know. Yes, I’m LadyStou, who has personality issues, an internetholic, a bloggerholic.
By the way, except from internetholic and bloggerholic, none of the above is true.
Anonymous vs conventional blogging. What do you thing? Check out the related articles, some even tricked me in attaching a face to my writing, which would be lovely, but I’m not there yet.
- The good and the bad blogger (ladystou.wordpress.com)
- I Do TOO Have A Life! (nrhatch.wordpress.com)
- A Blogger’s Invisibility Cloak – Anonymous Blogging. (blogs.vinuthomas.com)
- Anonymous Blogging 101: a Quick and Dirty Primer (http://www.problogger.net)