Monday, February 23, 2009

Anonymous

To be or not to be.

When I started this blog I was fully prepared to be anonymous. I have found out that the world wide web isn't as big as many think. I sit right across from someone who posts on BBC. I have posted on BBC for 7 yrs too. I found out that this person was having an affair and have carried this with me for the past year when inside our office she constantly lies to everyone with her fakeness. Sometimes I wish I didn't know. Once you know, its impossible to not look. Sure when I see her screen name I could not look, I could even block her but I am far too nosey for that.

Anyway, I wanted this to be a place that was all mine. I could say or do whatever I want. I haven't told anyone IRL about it, except for The Husband. The problem is I am not very good at being private. I have already told my daughters name, one of step daughters names, told you guys my name and showed a pic of my daughter. Its very hard to stay anonymous. Alot harder than I thought. I want to play the games and show the pictures more than I thought I would. I kinda like some of you and want to share my life with you. (that sounds a little creepy!)

So how did you guys chose which path to take? Was it always that way?

10 comments:

My3Ro's said...

I tried to be anonymous at first but then I figured what the heck. I knew if I blogged it would be therapuetic and also that maybe my life struggles could help someone else then maybe I could do something else in this world and help someone else. That is what strongly influenced my decision. Knowing that there were other people in this world who might need my true self and also could learn with me.

Staci said...

I never attempted to be anonymous, but I tried to be careful.... I used my kids names, my name, and my hubs name, but I try to shy away from where I actually live... The general area may be implied, but what suburb may not be known. But with all the blog trackers I guess its not too hard to figure out.
I do make sure that our tags aren't in pictures and that my house number does not show... Who knows if that makes a difference.
I would have a hard time not sharing so much because I am by nature an over sharer. If they ask I shall tell. lol I know what I mean about likeing some of us fellow bloggers! I do too! I look forward to reading some peeps blogs, even though I don't know them IRL. Sometimes I think maybe I'm a weirdo?!?!
ps: I miss BBC!

Skyehaven said...

So far I've stayed anonymous and I expect that will continue. It's not like I'm hard to find on the interwebs, though. I'm a ham radio operator so with my full name (which is fairly unique) you can use their database to actually get my latitude/longitude!! That's one of the reasons I'll stay anon...I'm far too easy to find otherwise.

I expect it will be easier for me to stay anon, though, since my family is not generally a subject of my blog.

That Girl said...

Staci, are you on the Canada board? I go there but not nearly as much as OBBC and I hate NBBC.

Mammatalk said...

I was a closet blogger forever. Then, I told a few friends. My family knows, but have restricted access b/c I come from a male dominated family. No boys allowed!

Thanks for supporting me on my Blog Jog. Fingers cramping, but am having so much fun. Here's a big bloggy High Five!!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

Some of my real friends know about my blog, but I still use fictious names and never ever use our last name.

Staci said...

I am on the Canada board some.... BUT nothing beats the old bbc. Om my I wasted mucho hours there! lol!

~~Mel~~ said...

I never thought I'd be anonymous...I mean I of course won't share personal info like our last name, neighbourhood, exact address, phone number, etc. You can never be too careful...BUT like the old BBC days...I do like to share my life experiences, pictures...all the fun stuff.

I like to write anonymous(ish) lol...because it feels like I'm telling a story that way...hence the reason I use 'the boyfriend and the boy'.

Schmoochiepoo said...

I want to be anonymous. I do post on BBC but I use a different name there and I lurk more than I post. But if someone wanted to figure out who I was it wouldn't be hard. :)

I just don't want the people in my real life to know. After all, it's THEM I'm venting about and macking fun of LOL.

I have posted a pic or 2 of the kid but they are far and few between, not really enough to make a connection.

That Girl said...

schmoochiepoo, I tried to comment on your wii post this morning but the word verification wont load so you cant comment. Ive been able to comment on other blogs today though.