That’s crazy talk, Hermia!
You can be whoever you want to be on the internet!
But a lot of people like myself didn’t feel a need to be anonymous when they started blogging and were open about who they were and didn’t mind friends and family reading.
The thing is though sometimes you have a bad day or a bad week or a bad month, and you feel like you’ll explode if you can’t tell someone about it!
You want feedback, you want sympathy, you want advice, but you don’t want anyone to know to know about this issue, in case you hurt someone’s feelings or makes things worse or feel like people will think badly of you.
So you bottle it up.
But what if you didn’t have to?
I’ve been a-thinking and have decided that I would like to help out fellow bloggers who need to vent but can’t.
Keeping things to yourself can be dangerous but sometimes you feel trapped into keeping quiet.
So what if A Chick Named Hermia became of forum for these necessary vents?
It could also be the place to tell your secret stories; the ones that eat you up but that can’t bring yourself to tell anyone.
Obviously this is all about anonymity and I spent a good bit of time trying to figure out how to achieve this.
Luckily, I had a vague memory of coming across a solution to anonymous posting at some stage in the blogosphere and this problem was solved.
I could set up an email address.
I’d publish the username and password, you guys could send your posts from that anonymous email account to mine and then delete it from the Sent Items, and voila, your story has been published, you’re getting the support you need and no one knows who you are.
And so, a tiny idea has been formed.
What do you guys think?
Note: Just to put your fears to rest, I’m not planning on scrapping normal posting for Hermia. I’ll post as usual and then baby once or twice a week I’ll have one of these anonymous posts.
Also it’s been suggested that I FormSpring instead of an open email address to protect identities, which is a great idea!