02 March 2011

anonymity.

I flirt with the idea of doing a completely anonymous blog. (My friend said she was toying with the idea and that got me started thinking about it.) A blog that is linked to an unknown email and which has no outward connection to me at all. It would be a faceless voice in the blogo-void. I could say anything I wanted about anyone and no one would know.

In having a known blog I have to use restraint in posting. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I think twice before blabbing all about this funny thing to happened to the people near and dear to my heart. But an anonymous blog? No such restraint would be necessary. No one would know who was typing, nor would they know who it was about. Ah, the bliss.

But that got me thinking more. What good would this do me? And the more I thought, the more I realized that it would be more harmful than anything, at least for me. It might be freeing to type whatever I want, but self-control and restraint are two virtues that most people, especially me, need to exercise. And if I'm spilling my guts to the interwebs that can do nothing to help me, will I really want to repeat the whole thing to God who can actually do something about it? 

So my answer is no. No anonymous blogging for me. But it was a nice thought while it lasted.

6 comments:

Rachel Medlin said...

amen sister!

Tricia said...

thanks, parallel life friend.

Crystal Lynn said...

Ah, this is interesting to me! I have also considered anonymity! But that would be for a specific reason...actually the opposite! I would be anonymous just so that I was appealing to more than just my friends who already know me. Thoughts?

Tricia said...

Crystal, It makes sense. Most people think much higher of the unknown person than the one they know all about. I hadn't thought about that side of it. Good point. Although, the greater your blog following, inevitably it would soon incorporate people you don't know and in a way you would be anonymous based on the fact that they would only know you by this blog window they looked through...at least anonymous to the majority of your readers.

XOXO Dr. Kay Elizabeth said...

That was an great point. I don't know you so you're anonymous to me. I have myself thought about doing an anonymous blog because I don't want the people I know to know what I am going through and find more to laugh about. But you're right only God can help us and sometimes He helps us through people.

Unknown said...

Hi, Nice blog!