MarinaM in her latest Musing wrote,
For one thing, many blogs are not anonymous, unlike the writers of surat layang. Therefore bloggers who write under their own names are taking responsibility for what they are saying.for those of you who may not have noticed, I blog annonymously.
but I am not totally annonymous.
When I first started blogging, I dropped a mail to a lawyer friend to inform him that I've started to blog, and to help me keep an eye on my posts and advise me if I get out of line. This helps me maintain some accountability to what I post. Also, some accountability to my movements in case I suddenly "disappear".
After a few postings, I told my sisters that I blog at whatalulu. twas no big excitement cos none of them had dropped by before.
At my 50th post, a few more friends were told.
And again, at the 100th post, a few more know that I am the person behind Lulu.
There are some bloggers out there whom I have never met, who know me by name, real name that is, and also have my handphone number, just in case they want to or need to contact me.
And the folks at Rocky's last hearing also met the Lulu... and enjoyed her cupcakes :)
I am tracable via my IP even though I've been given numerous tips on how to maintain a i-forgot-what-it-is-called hidden IP.
I don't think that MM was hitting on those who posts annonymously, but the general perception IS that those who do not leave their names are less credible.
I hope that you will also accord to me the same kind of respect as you would those who put their name on their blog. I do take responsibility for what I post. But it's a matter of privacy that I do not leave my name in the public domain.
btw, if you recognise me and are jumping up and down with the "it's her! it's her!", kindly remember, no names, ya?