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Blogging anonymously

2024-04-17 09:50

Before grappling with the dilemma of anonymity1, I had blogged under my real name for years, even decades. However, concerns about the potential clash between my personal beliefs and professional relationships led me to choose anonymity1. In a first time, I mixed up my real name and a pseudo, and it was easy to find my real name by searching my pseudo in search engines. So, I decided to create a new identity, from scratch and to no more refer or link with my previous internet identity. I keep using my real identity on internet for more professional stuff.

Anonymity1 allows me to express myself openly and honestly without fear of repercussion. It creates a safe space for dialogue and discussion, where individuals can connect over shared interests and ideas without judgment. While navigating anonymity1 comes with its challenges, it ultimately allows me to maintain privacy while engaging with my audience authentically.

Moving forward, I aim to maintain transparency and authenticity in my interactions with my readers. Whether you know me as Adële or by my real identity (some of you know both, but don't link them), I'm grateful for your support and engagement.

Blogging anonymously1 is an experience of self-discovery. It's allowed me to find my voice, connect with others, and share my experiences without reservation. While the decision to remain anonymous1 may not be for everyone, for me, it's been a path to freedom and authenticity in my writing.

This post refers to posts from fLaMEd and Kev Quirk, discussed on this Fediverse thread.

  1. To go further and to be more precise, it is not anonymity, it is pseudonymity. In short, anonymity refers to the state of being completely unidentified or unknown, while pseudonymity involves using a fictitious name or alias instead of one's real identity. Anonymity conceals any trace of the person's identity, while pseudonymity allows for a recognizable but not necessarily true identity to be used.