Bloggers seriously candid, but anonymous

I blog under my real name. The readers “comment” under such pseudonyms as “bellesouth” or “statedawg” or “koolaid” and are seriously candid in their reviews. “Bellesouth” takes several whacks at me a day.

They know who they’re talking to and I haven’t a clue who they are. One thing I’ve learned about blogging is that anonymity breeds responses that live somewhere between clarity, obsession, common sense, and at times, downright wingnut stupidity.

But I learn a lot from the conversation and I like the immediacy of it.

Sid Salter
Clarion Ledger
2/3/8