What If We're Anonymous? - La Scrittura Street

December 28, 2018

What If We're Anonymous?



I started blogging when I was 16 years old and that was 9 years ago. Of course, I didn't think of going anonymous at that time, I never even knew that it was possible so I just blogged using my real identity, until today. Growing up and found some anonymous bloggers, I sometimes feel like going anonymous too.

Anyway, I believe most of us knew Teme Abdullah, an architect as his profession, writing books with each of them became bestsellers and drawing as his excellent hobby, he's a pro at it. He is anonymous, never reveal himself, except for that one time he went out in the public for his fan meeting but still concealed himself by wearing a beanie, shades and a mask.

I remember I've read it somewhere that upon being asked why he would never reveal himself, he said something like, being Teme now became part of his job but once he feels like he can no longer be Teme, like until one would ask, "your writing is no longer as good as before," he could quit this job of being Teme.
(p/s: Anyway, if Teme read this and found that this is not accurate, do explain so I could correct this. I've asked you formally on your Insta and Twitter but obviously, I didn't get a reply).

This, however very different from my intention of wanting to go anonymous. It's not because I could quit but because I'm too embarrassed to tell people that I write, especially to the people around me because I think I'm not qualified enough to do it. I do put my blog's URL in my social media but never actually tell people myself that I have a blog. I also find it's intriguing to go anonymous because I could write more freely maybe about my work or my depressed feeling or a confession to someone or talk bad about someone I don't like with them not knowing.

But of course, there's this fear of losing my current followers if I were to go anonymous, that's why I didn't do it, tehee. And there's also the bad side of going anonymous, especially if it's someone who is very toxic and full of negativity. These negative anonymous people think they're free to talk their mind, being a cyberbully and leave hurtful comments to others they don't like or to people they don't even know.

Though the feeling of wanting to go anonymous is still there, I don't think I'll do it. But I couldn't predict the future, maybe I'll do it later on, we'll just see. How about you guys, have any of you bloggers ever thought of going anonymous? And dear anonymous bloggers, what does it feels being anonymous? I'm really curious to know!

Till then,
Lya.

10 comments:

  1. kan..!! last time i used my real name. later i changed to what it is now. half half. huhuhu..

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    1. Me too, half-half. Thats why tak tukar2 pun hehe

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  2. great post, make me wonder why sometimes I didn't want people to know me.
    i remember I used to write lots of fanfics. i wrote my stories, what is in my mind, with lots of ideas (and fantasies too) and I share them on a famous website. I gain lots of readers and they kept wanting me to write more and more. Until when I finish uni, and I started working, I don't have much time to write, that is the time when I stop or I write just a short stories. I kept myself anonymous. See, now when I disappear, I left anonymously too and it all just memories, nothing to feel sorry about.

    ☆ Atheera ☆

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    1. Wanting to write fiction made me having this feeling of wanting to go anonymous because I'm afraid my writing won't be good and too embarrassed to tell people hee.

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  3. Being anonymous is both a bliss and a curse. Sometimes, you could want nothing more than to reveal yourself to people, but sometimes, when your life gets celebrity-like, thats when your life will never be at peace.

    Hehehe :) Hye.. Salam kunjungan :)

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    1. I had neither experiences; being anonymous and life gets celebrity-like so not really sure but surely is a wonderful feeling to experience but I guess nah, I'll stay the same for now huhu

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  4. I feel the same too. For some reasons, I feel uncomfortable when people from my real life (except family members and close friends) reads my blog.

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    1. Well, that's the opposite of me. I'm okay if strangers read my blog but would be too embarrassed when family or friends read it tehee

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  5. I wanted to be an anonymous too at first but then, somehow I decided to just forget it and let it be.. haha

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    1. I didn't even know that going anonymous was possible. I think if I knew earlier, I'd go anonymous instead.

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