A note on naming
December 11, 2008
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The more eagle-eyed among you might have spotted that I am no longer simply 'bagelmouseuk'. I have morphed into 'rachel bagelmouse'. I've been pondering the anonymity of the blog for a few weeks now; the main purpose of that anonymity originally being to prevent employers finding it and sacking me for my intolerance towards, say, Christians. Having no employer this is no longer a consideration. Blogging at Londonist I felt it was important to have a 'real' identity since it's somebody else's site. And… well, when I do eventually get round to looking for new work, do I really want it to be for any company that wouldn't be comfortable with my status as a blogger? Do I want to work for a company whose corporate identity is so rigid and po-faced it can't accept a bit of blogging individuality? So I'm starting to emerge onto the interweb in my real form.
It's not pretty. I do apologise.
What do we think about anonymity on the web? Just how linked up would you want your internet presence to be? I don't even publicise this blog on Facebook (family members, etc; though I'm sure I can block that somehow). Thoughts, abuse, in the usual place plz.