Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question is about anonymity and blogging. Some of us, like me, blog anonymously. Other bloggers reveal their real names on their blogs. Someone recently asked me if my reason for blogging anonymously was because I didn’t want to be held accountable or responsible in the real world for the things I post on my blog.
That’s not the case. I have my reasons for blogging anonymously, including having had my real world identity stolen several times. But that doesn’t mean I don’t take any accountability for what I write in my posts. If anything, my posts reflect the real me — what I think and what I feel. What I say on my blog is unfiltered, whereas what I might say or reveal to others in real life is situationally filtered.
So my provocative question this week is simply this:
Do you blog anonymously? Why or why not?
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