WordPress just congratulated me on completing four years of anonymous blogging.
Okay I added that last bit. I have been running (not so often shamefully) this blog anonymously for for years now. And it made me think, had I been writing as myself should I have continued or wrote stuff that I have written?
I don’t think so. Being anonymous has somewhat given me a stronger voice probably because most people in my environment are not yet used to hearing from the real me. I am not saying I live in a repressive society but I believe people would hear be better with a cloak over my face.
Batman told Robin to wear a mask in Batman Rises. He said it’s not to hide his face, but to protect the people you love and care for.
I think I understand him now. Writing under a pseudonym has given me the power even to stand against my family, criticize them as someone not related to them, all the while not hurting them because I have a feeling if they heard those things from my mouth, it would cause them pain.
So what do you think?