Most people that use the internet wish to be seen by their friends, acquaintances regularly to connect. However, some wish to remain online yet anonymous for reasons best known to them. Most people set up anonymous blogs and continue to write while assuring anonymity and remain unknown.
There are always some positives and negatives for every activity. People who wish to be seen and recognized have their reasons, and people who wish to remain anonymous have their own reasons for staying.
Protects freedom of speech
The internet is a great medium for people worldwide to express their ideas and views on any subject. However, there are always people who cross the line and trespass over the rights of other people.
Therefore, people who are very sensitive to their rights and are very touchy about what people say about them prefer to remain anonymous. While staying anonymous, you have the choice to listen to other people or not or to react to other people’s expressions or not.
Furthermore, if you stay online and make a habit of writing an anonymous blog, you can voice your concerns about anything without people knowing your true identity.
It saves you from administrative and police harassment.
Staying unknown and writing an anonymous blog is a blessing in disguise because some issues against government policies need to be voiced. In case you have expressed anything that the administration does not like, there is every possibility that the local police or administrative officers may harass you. Therefore, if you are anonymous online, there is little chance that the police will know about you.
Protects you from outside threats
At times there are hot issues on the internet for which you express your views. Some people who are directly concerned may not like your words and give you threats through their local goons or use the police for that. However, if you are unknown and writing in this totally anonymous blog, they will never be able to know about your identity, and you will be able to express your views to the world.
Allows data security
When you express with this anonymous blog, you stay completely unknown to the public. Hackers look for online accounts with a name and its details to breach so that their information can be sold to people for an amount of money. However, if you are anonymous, hackers will never hack your account, and you can enjoy all the facilities of the internet without being concerned about data security.
Discussions without prejudice
When you are online and a part of some group or chat forum, discussions happen regularly on everyday topics. All active group members and sometimes sleeping members contribute towards the discussion in their own way by expressing their views and ideas. However, if your identity is known to all members, there can be a bias against you for your views or a view you may support.
But if you are anonymous and your identity is unknown to all members, you can discuss the matter with everyone without any prejudice or preconceived notion.
Allows you to be yourself
If you decide to stay unknown online and write your views through an anonymous blog, it can help you be yourself. Since nobody knows you because you have not shared your personal details, you can openly discuss your personal and monetary problems with other people. You don’t need to be afraid that you will be uncovered in front of people, or people around you will know your inside story.
It saves you from embarrassment.
There are times when you wish to ask questions or doubts from other people but cannot risk disclosing your identity as it may cause embarrassment to you or people connected to you directly or indirectly.
Therefore, when you ask the same question with your name and identity, it may have a different feeling than when you ask the same question without name and identity. For example – you are a good student, but you doubt a very logical and wish to clarify it with your teacher. If you ask your teacher directly, you risk losing face in front of the teacher, while if you ask the same question in a forum in which you and your teacher are a member and you are anonymous, you can ask it very safely the answer too.
Source of income
When you keep your identity undisclosed and write anonymous blogs under some pseudo name, you not only fulfill your passion for writing on the internet or sharing your views with the world, but you also develop a regular and very handsome source of income.
Hundreds of companies online are ready to pay very well to people who can promote their business online. When you start writing blogs online, you get several offers that pay you very well for doing very little.
Some companies ask you to write a blog about their products in some trade magazines, some will ask you to write in some newspapers, and some will ask you to write blogs online for online customers.