14 Comments

  1. Liz A.

    Most people in your life probably won't read your blog. My entire family knows I blog, and they rarely mention it. Anonymous or not is up to you, and I know it doesn't bother me at all.

  2. I blog anonymously for the same reasons as you and also because we are a military family and our world is very small. I want my ramblings to be judged on their (very honest) content rather than who's doing the rambling ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cathy Kennedy

    Debbie, I understand why someone might choose to blog anonymously. The only problem I have with is it when trying to make a personal connection with the blogger. I like being able to put a name behind the blog. This keeps me from getting confused when I see a blog name. I feel connected when I know who the blog author is. It makes reading more personal somehow to me. It wouldn't surprise me, if I'm the only person you know who feels like this, but I'm sorta special like that. At least I now know your name from this post, Debbie! ๐Ÿ˜€ Perhaps for the weird few out there like me, you might want to add your first name to your About Me page. Have an awesome day.

    • Thanks for your comment. I haven't looked at it from that point of view. Now I stop to think about it, I know what you mean – it can be a bit awkward when you don't what to call someone if you are having a conversation. I think I will add my name to my about me page, thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Mrs Tubbs

    My husband and daughter know I blog. They read it every so often and will occasionally say that so and so can't be mentioned. (Always the good stuff, darn it!)

    When I started on the Internet donkeys years ago, no one used their real names so I've had the same online ID forever. I took that into blogging / social media so that's why most things are Tubbs.

    I agree with it can be helpful to be "Debbie at Random Musing", but if you don't want to share more than that, I don't see why you should

    • That sounds about right – always the good bits that are off limits lol. For me I found using my first name makes it easier for people to know what to call me (although I answer to pretty much anything within reason lol). I think it's a choice – some people are happy to have their full names, some aren't – whatever you are comfortable with is where you should draw your line ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jenny Ripatti-Taylor

    I was the same I didn't tell anyone in my family that I blogged until I was doing it for about 6 months and got nominated for the MADS so then I needed their votes and supports but if that hadn't happened I am not sure anyone would know about it in my family and friends circle. It's more online friends and circle on facebook that support my blog. I am getting a little more family knowing now. I think a lot of bloggers feel this way.Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  6. Milly Somewhere

    My friends actually read my blog a lot. Partially, because I have so many family members and friends living abroad (well, I'm the one who's living abroad when it comes to my family actually…), so it's a good way to stay in touch.
    Also, some of my closer friends (or even friends of my boyfriend) read my blog so to know what's going on.
    I do not blog anonymously, because I am talking about a really personal matter – my mental health. I want to be an inspiration and opening up was kind of a big deal ๐Ÿ™‚
    Whether blog anonymously, with a fake name or use the real one is up to every individual blogger ๐Ÿ™‚ There's no rules to that!

    Milly
    http://www.sevenseasaway.com

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