I’ve been asked recently from one of my readers why I don’t disclose my identity, why I don’t display a picture of myself on my blog. And those questions have stirred a dispute in my mind. Those questions have been on my mind for some time and now that I’ve been asked, I can’t stop thinking about it.
It’s not that I don’t want to disclose my identity. Do I fear being judged? Possibly. Do I fear hurting people in my life with my opinion so boldly stated? Possibly. Do I fear being misrepresented due to my content by colleagues, my employer and other affiliates? Definitely.
My blog has always been the place where I went to show my frustrations and vent. It’s been my home for letting out everything I have in me, whether good or bad. Its been my place to talk about whatever I wanted without being judged. And now, to just expose myself, would probably leave me a little vulnerable.
You see the other thing is that many of my family and friends don’t know the battles I’m fighting. In front of them, I have a happy, strong demeanor. I’m the one that can get through anything life throws at her. But if they read my posts and saw how much I was battling behind that demeanor, it might cause concern for them. Do I really want to be the subject of people’s questions? No. I don’t.
So, do I tell everyone who I really am or continue to live on my blog as Tamana and/or Serene?
What are you thoughts? Do you show your true identity on your blog? Or are you anonymously writing? Share your thoughts. I’d love to hear what others are doing.
- Is you identity a thought? or is that just a thought? What is the relation to consciousness? (zencerity.wordpress.com)
- Identity (Part 2) – Ask The Right Questions! (davescafide.com)
- Your Digital Identity aka My Internet Identity (seeingfuture.wordpress.com)