All these years I’ve been blogging … starting in Yahoo 360º, in 2006 … I’ve met a lot of people. A few of them have even become personal friends! It’s a wonderful thing and I’ve been so fortunate in meeting great bloggers.
There’s another phenomenon, though, that strikes me every now and then: There are people, in my circles, I’ve interacted with for years and I know nothing about them. They write blog posts and I look forward to reading them, but they manage to write in a way so that it tells absolutely nothing about the person. I wouldn’t even know how to do it! 🙂 There used to be three, in particular, and in the long run they made me curious … I’d never seen them, I didn’t know what they did for a living … stuff like that. That’s none of my business either — it’s their posts I should bother about and nothing else. Perhaps I’m nosy LOL.
There have been times when I’ve read blogs, not being able to tell whether it’s a male or a female writer. At times, I’ve taken for granted the writer’s male only to find out ‘he’ starts to talk about the husband … or the other way around. Another person I met, she’d stated it openly, she’d made up a persona … a name that sounded totally ordinary. She was teaching highschool in a medium sized town, so that’s perfectly understandable. Tassitus isn’t gender specific either — perhaps I should set it to Becky Tassitus in the profile — but the ones reading this already know who I am 🙂
I sit down here in the mornings and write from the heart [mind?], I go at it without even thinking too much about what personal matters I might share. It could be those people have stuff to write about, and not only about themselves, as opposed to me … I want to write but quite often have a hard time coming up with a subject.
At times, I’ve had ideas about keeping a real anonymous blog, but it got too tiresome to keep that in mind all the time I was writing, so those projects always fell flat to the ground. Now I’ve pretty much given up on that — I can’t change who I am or how I write so I just keep this semi-anonymous and social 🙂