I had promised Bhavia that I would come with answers to ‘Why people blog anonymously?’ People have various reasons for why they blog anonymously. While I can’t say why others choose to be anonymous, I can definitely give you reasons why I blog anonymously since I too have an anonymous blog you see 😉 (if you just ignore a few friends, cousins and one boss). For the rest of the world I am anonymous.
The main reason I choose to be anonymous on my blog was because I wasn’t too sure about my writing skills. I still don’t think I write very well and the few blogs of whose I was a silent reader were so good that I felt I wouldn’t be able to even come close to the standards set by them. Then the fear of criticism kept the start-a-blog plan at bay.
Being anonymous gives me an opportunity to say (write) about things that I would otherwise not dare say. For example I can say things like virginity is not synonymous with your character or say I have the same opinion about Lord Ram as Mr.Jetmalani does. I might not be able to say this when I am admist real people without being judged or raising a few eyebrows.
And then being anonymous helps keep up the curiosity of your readers does it not? You add a mystery element to your blog when you are anonymous. My imagination works overtime when I read blogs of Pepper, ME and R’s Mom. I wonder what their real names are and what they look like 🙂
Anonymous or not is a choice the bloggers make based on their preferences because at the end of the day it is our posts that connect with our readers. I am happy about the fact that I was able to set aside my apprehensions and start a blog anyway. I cannot claim I am a better writer now but I can say is I am a confident writer now 🙂
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