Anonymous in the City

March 11, 2010 at 12:48 am (Uncategorized)

What is blogging without anonymity? Whether it be comments or the actual blogging, the ability to stay anonymous is often key to keeping the conversation going.

Anonymity gets a lot of negativity thrown at it, but here are a few (semi-positive) things that I’ve come up with for the blogging world:

  • How else is someone going to threaten your life, compliment your writing, and challenge your ideals all in the same comment?
  • Without blogger X, how would you of gotten that great review on that new restaurant you love?
  • If commenter X hadn’t brought up that controversial comment about a certain someone you’ve been deploring, you might not have even thought about it again.
  • If a random, anonymous comment challenges your ideas, you can take it as unbiased (in a sense) and truly consider the comment and not the commenter.

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