I’ve had several people ask me lately why I prefer to stay anonymous.
I think to some degree I enjoy the ability to say whatever I want without the immediate worry that I’ll hurt someone close to me. I can vent about my family, my job, my relationship.
I’ve thought about being more transparent, about just letting the restrictions drop. Just using twitter under my real name, and perhaps closing the blog. Every time I get close to going through with it, I read about someone “outed” and I get nervous.
When I read about one of these outed people, and his situation, I immediately shivered, knowing at one time, I was just as at risk. I had someone threaten me.
I’m not quite there yet, ready to shed the cloak.