Should Bloggers Remain Anonymous Online?

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This is something I haven’t figured out yet. I have told a few people that I blog and the most common question I get is, “Do you hide your identity?”. I understand why they are asking, they want to make sure I’m safe online. I’m in general a very private person so creating a blog was a big step for me. I haven’t mentioned my age or name specifically, but I’m sure somehow it could be found out! Since my posts can be pretty personal and opinionated I get nervous that if someone doesn’t like something I post they will harass me. I hate having people mad at me.

I know, I’m probably being paranoid. I have posted a few pictures of myself on my blog but have taken strides to make sure that my face isn’t shown. I like how beauty bloggers show their outfits and make up without hesitating too much about showing their face. I wish I was able to do that without getting nervous!

So I’m sitting here reconsidering how private I should be on my blog. I like connecting with my readers, it just feels a bit odd doing it anonymously.

 

7 thoughts on “Should Bloggers Remain Anonymous Online?

  1. Shri says:

    I dont know, sometimes I would like to be anonymous, but sometimes I do feel like I want to share who I am. But I do also have the worry that I would give out too much information, and if the reader doesn’t like my writing they would harass me. For now I’d like to remain anon, but maybe at some point i’ll change that. Great writing by the way 🙂

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  2. Maple Bacon Please! says:

    I grapple with this also … I use my first name but not my last name (but I’m sure it wouldn’t be that hard to find it) I also blog about things my husband or son have done or said but I don’t use their names. I do however post the odd picture of us but lately, I have been thinking I shouldn’t post them of my husband or son because maybe it should be up to them what pictures of themselves appear online and what doesn’t. I think you just have to go with what is comfortable for you.

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  3. mochasunshine27 says:

    You can remain private if your like. It personal for you. I know people want to know they are talking to. whether private(without face) or public(with face) what you blog about is what you blog about. what you write is your opinion. Do what’s best for you 🙂

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  4. A Floating Speck says:

    Hi ! I’m choosing to remain anonymous. I want to have the freedom of being able to post anything and the material is liked because of the material not because of me . ( hope this makes sense ) but I do have friends that are not anonymous and that’s fine too !

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