So, if you are reading this, I am guessing you might have realised that the name I am writing under is an alias. I am writing this post because I received an email that was obviously just rubbish written by some internet troll who believes they have a right to say whatever they like and not be held accountable. I understand that there are a lot of people who might not appreciate why I choose to write under a name other than my own. There are a few people reading here who do know who I am and would vouch for the fact that what you read here is nothing I wouldn’t say out loud.
However, what I say out loud is completely on me, and honestly, I just don’t know many people. Chances of anything I say out loud ever reaching a big audience is minimal, but we all know how the internet works. It might be something as simple as a proclamation from me that rabbits are evil aliens, which may or may not be completely true might I add – and someone might pick it up and then the post could go crazy and I could have a million bunny loving alien space station fans knocking on my door or shouting horrid things in public spaces.
Ultimately I write under an alias because I need to respect that I have young kids, impressionable kids and I have to remain completely aware that what I share here on the big bad internet reflects on them too. Remaining anonymous gives me the opportunity to talk about my life and my relationships and my children, without having to censor anything. My option was to take this chance to share and give an accurate account of all the adventures were having here, or to let people know who I am and in turn who the people I write about are and not be able to speak openly. I know I am not the only blogger (try-hard, wannabe I am) who has had this issue.
If you are still reading, thank you. Thank you for reading along, thank you for sharing, thank you for respecting my privacy. This is a relatively new blog and I am still hoping that it will be something special. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment below.