Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Real Me

When my blogs suddenly show a large surge in readers, it's usually because Rafi, Life in Israel has included a post in his "Interesting Posts series.  Rafi reads a lot of blogs and gives a good variety of posts for those of us who are less friendly or ambitious.

Tonight I looked at his latest selection, #348 and began reading Modern Uberdox, Secret identities and blogging.

As you must know, I blog under my real name and even use pictures of myself.  Those of the family are more discrete except for those in public life, like my husband, who also blogs as part of his identity, not hiding much.

Here's my comment to the post:
When I started me-ander.blogspot.com, I had also planned to hide my identity, but I just couldn't write what I wouldn't say under my real name. So shilohmusings.blogspot.com is more political and me-ander less so. They are different sides of the same me. Rarely I write something that could go on either blog.
Many of the bloggers I follow also blog under their own identities, although a large percentage of those who comment don't reveal their identities. What do you think?


Chanalesings said...

I absolutely couldnt blog annonymously but sometimes wish I could!

Batya said...

Yes, I can't write fiction. Maybe the two are related.

Mrs. S. said...

I blog "semi-anonymously" - at my family's request. But anyone who knows me in real life should be able to figure out my real identity after reading a couple of posts.

Batya said...

Mrs. S, since I don't think I know you I've never guessed. Actually I don't try to guess the real identity of any blogger. It was fun meeting lots of secret bloggers f2f at the blogger conferences.

I don't think people from my "real world" would find my blogs by chance.