Should I blog using my real name or should I use a fake name? This is one of the most difficult and most important questions you might face when starting a blog.
Whether to use your real name depends a lot on what the focus of your blog is going to be. Are you going to be sharing intimate details of your life? Would you want your mother to read about those details? If your topics might cause you to blush at the dinner table then you might consider writing anonymously.
However, if the focus of your blog is to share recipes, DIY tips or other useful knowledge you would probably be okay with writing under your real name.
With this blog we blog semi-anonymously. We don’t use our real names but we do have our pictures posted on the blog. We also have friends, accquaintances and family that follow our blog so they of course know who we are.
With that in mind there are times when I think of an idea for a blog post but then reconsider. Its easier to share some things about your life with strangers, people you may never meet in real life. But I always think, what if my mom read that? Or what if my boss read that?
So for those of you that blog, do you write using your real name and photo or do you blog anonymously? What made you decide to do it either way? We’d love to hear from you!