The majority of pf blogers are anonymous. But the majority of really really successful pf bloggers? Not so anonymous, at least not anymore. (There are certainly many exceptions to that rule!) They are provided with compelling reasons to reveal their identity, so they do it. Or they never considered being anonymous in the first place.
I have very little intention of becoming non-anonymous. My closest idea was to start up a new non-pf blog and be open on it, but… I really don’t have the motivation & energy to put into that right now. Or this one, half of the time, for that matter. Maybe someday, but I have and love my main job, and I really really love my hobbies.
However… You might see a few more photos now and then. Not a lot, since photos of me don’t really have much to do with anything, but I’m not so shy about them. And here’s why:
- I’m not so worried about my readers knowing what I look like.
- I’m not too worried about long term loyal readers knowing my real name
- I’m not so worried if someone I know stumbles on this blog and figures out that I’m me. Because they must be interested in personal finances if they wound up here, right? And they’d probably easily figure out it was me if they read for little bit. I’m not so secretive about my activities.
- Still, I don’t want my blog to come up if friends, co-workers, or acquaintances Google me. It is a part of my life that I don’t want to share with most people I know
So… that’s my current policy on anonymity! If you are a blogger, how did you decide your policy? If you are not a blogger, do you think you would be anonymous.