…On Pseudonymity – Transterrestrial Musings
I would also say that I agree that there is an important distinction between pseudonymous and anonymous blogging. The former establishes an identity and a reputation that must be both established, and upheld.
While a lot of people know who I am in reality, I still like the pseudonymous blog persona. I think if you’re trying to sell something, or want to be a consultant (same thing, really…) having your name right out there in front is probably the way to go. I have nothing to sell (except ad space, and I’ve been quite a failure at that).
I still personally encourage people new to blogging to do it under a Pen Name, because everything on the internet is now archived forever, or until the power goes out. If you like it and your mom thinks you’re good at it, announce your presence! Be bold!
Just don’t think you can be bold because you’re anonymous. You’re not. (Neither am I, but this is not a call for an outing…).