Anonymous Bloggers, For A Reason

Simon Owens points to a really interesting graph depicting the concern that many bloggers have over revealing their true identity.

This is a fascinating subject to me, largely because I have used an anonymous moniker for the entirety of my blog-life.

Now that I am back in a professional work environment, the concerns regarding my employer have begun to resonate with me. But, when I first started this little political hodge-podge back in 2007, I wanted to remain anonymous not to protect myself from family or friends or coworkers, but rather to let my voice be completely uninhibited.

At the time, I felt that if my real name was on my work, that I would hold back with my opinions and editorial commentary.