Do you think the anonymity is important? Are you concerned about privacy? Please, enlighten me...
It's impossible to get to know people when you don't let yourself be known. I have met some absolutely delightful women from blogging. Some I've now met in real life and I am very grateful for their friendship. That only happened because we let ourselves be known. We have email addresses as part of our profiles and our profiles are viewable. I've had some terrific discussions about reviewing books on my book blog with other book bloggers because our emails are part of our profiles and our profiles are public.
You can still maintain your privacy and protect your family by the way you blog. I have an email address that is only used for blogging and separate from my personal one. I choose to keep Facebook personal, but my Twitter and Pinterest accounts are not. I don't have a lot of identifying information on my blogs.
So often, people will ask questions in a comment, but there is no way to reply to a comment via email and so I have to respond in the comments themselves. But, how many of us have time to subscribe to comments every single time we comment on a post? That is a ton of notifications and I don't have time to go back and forth, especially when it is so much easier to respond via emails. Who really goes back to visit a post and see if there is a response?
So tell me, if you haven't made your profile and email public, why not? Just curious...
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