Blogging Identity : Expectations vs. Reality

Blogging-Identity-Expectations-vs-RealityWith so many writers out there, it is no surprise that there are millions of blogs available online. Blogging can be fun and will get you the exposure you are looking for. There are people who choose to hide their identities in anonymous blogs. While they have their benefits, not all bloggers need to have anonymous blogs. Here are some reasons why you may not need an anonymous blog.

  1. Legal issues

For some, having an anonymous blog protects them from being held liable for their posts. If you want to use your blog to bully or slander others, you are better off not doing it at all. You will enjoy the benefits of being on an anonymous blog but it’s only a matter of time before the anonymous tools used become outdated and your identity is revealed. What happens next is that you will be held responsible for all the things you wrote in your blog.

  1. You want to spread lies Are-there-bloggers-that-want-to-just-write-lies.

People read blogs so they can get entertained, get informed or learn more about what other people are going through. If you want to spread lies to other people through your blog, then you should not get an anonymous blog. Spreading lies will have a larger effect online as people will share the information you post. You will lose your credibility if your audience realizes that you are misinforming them.

  1. You cannot handle having your identity discovered

There are several reasons for you to start an anonymous blog. Even if your subject is not sensitive or controversial, you hide your identity for a reason. If you are an introvert who values privacy, you will not want to risk having your identity revealed. For this reason, you should not want to have an anonymous blog if you cannot handle being outed.

  1. You cannot handle criticismDo-bloggers-hide-their-identity-because-they-do-not-want-criticism

The greatest thing about a blog is connecting with your readers and has discussions with them. Not everyone will agree with what you say. There are some who will criticize your work. You need to be able to accept and respond to what your readers throw at you. There are people who enjoy causing drama since their identities are hidden. You need to have thick skin so you can react properly to what is said in the discussions. If you do not respond well to criticism, you should not be a blogger in the first place.

  1. You don’t have the time

To run a successful blog, you need to have time to write and post regularly for your readers. If you have a busy lifestyle, adding a blog to the mix will only complicate things for you. You will not have time to create and post content. There is no need to start a project if you do not have time to invest in it. You will end up stretching yourself too thin and this will have a negative impact on your life.

  1. The subject is harmless

This depends on your audience. You can find that the topic you want to discuss is not sensitive or controversial. If you will not offend or segregate a section of your audience with your work, you can blog freely without using an anonymous persona.

  1. You want to boost your reputation

You might find your blog dealing with something that is not related to the work you do. That does not mean that your blog has to be anonymous. You can find yourself boosting your reputation through your blog. Depending on your niche, your blog might end up being something you can brag about. Being anonymous will only hide your talent that you should be showcasing to the world.

  1. The content is not that important to you 

One requirement for any blogger is to have a passion for what they are blogging about. That is the only way you will enjoy blogging even if it is anonymously. If you want to write something to inform people but are not passionate about it, there are different ways you can do this. You can create content for a specific audience and send it to them. For security purposes, you can password-protect the content and send the logins with the intended audience.
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