There’s a lot of talk in the scribosphere at the moment about posting under your own name, and whether you should or not.
I post here under my real name. That’s because I want people to know who I am.
In its own small way, this blog is an advert for my writing and myself, a way for people to find out a little more about me.
There’s a down side to standing behind my own name, and that’s this:
I can’t critique TV or film shows I don’t like.
This blog is associated with my writing, is part of the information footprint about me. While I would dearly love to spend posts and posts disrespecting certain shows, I can’t.
Because the people running those shows might want to work with me some day. And so leaving a trail of breadcrumbs about how much I despise their children might not be such a good idea.
Anonymity would help me get around this. A blog without my real name attached would let me rant and rave and vent about some of the rubbish that gets on our screens.
If I was anonymous, I’d lose the most useful part of the blog. Making contact with other smart people at the same stage of their careers as me. Getting my name known.
Given that, it’s not too difficult to play nice.