If you blog using a pseudonym, why do you do this?
Let me clarify that I have nothing against people who do blog under a pseudonym. Saying anything you want to say using your own name is not always what is best in the land of the blogs. Employers, family members, neighbors, etc. can be hurt by your thoughts or become angry.
When I began blogging, I was only going to be my name. It's relatively unique, and where I live if you know my name, you can probably figure out who I am. As Phill joined with his own blog, any pretense I had of being just my first name was gone. He publishes books; he wants you to know who he is. He does have a nom de blog. Because of this he never discusses any patients. Any medical stories are sufficiently blurred such that the former patients wouldn't even recognize themselves.
Also, when my father died, a change occurred in me. What I had been hiding in terms of emotions leaked onto the screen. I wanted everyone to know that this man was gone. I wanted you to know his name. I wanted you to know how much I loved him and how wonderful we all thought he was. You get his name. You get my name. Any one can find me.
I reveal myself every time I begin typing. Oddly, I am comfortable with that.
So, what makes you blog anonymously, or what makes you keep your name while you type?