If I were an anonymous blogger...

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The fact that I am not an anonymous blogger has restricted me in some ways, in terms of blog content. There are some things I definitely cannot put up here. But that's where creativity comes in. When you are restricted, cannot affoed to use offensive language, yet you still own your space when it comes to good content.

As you might know, I have always said on the blog that I had known that one could blog anonymously, before I started blogging, I would have been an anonymous blogger. I have this feeling that my life is way fuller than I portray it to be, and this blog would have been far more interesting.

So I was thinking. If I were actually an anonymous blogger, what would have been different?

I would have blogged more about the Nigerian kind of religion Christianity, and talked a lot about hypocrisy. God knows I have my own work cut out for me in this Kingdom-building business, and the way I remain sane is by focusing on the specific work cut out for me.

I would have blogged more about my mum. I think she's such a case, and I think writing about our conversation will make for great comedy. No, she's not funny, she's just... well, a case.

I would have blogged more about my relationship life. In fact, there's a particular one which we'd have gone on the journey together on the blog. I used to be more open about relationships and all, but now, I am the most private person in existence, lol.

I would have liked to say that I would have blogged more about my past. Fortunately, I am one of those people who don't have any adventure or secrets or whatever in their past. For example, I spent six years in university without attending a club for once. I am not from a dysfunctional family, I didn't jump from place to place, men to men, relationship to relationships, and I don't believe in premarital sex. No, I don't have a perfect past, I just don't have a spicy past. So blogging about my past would make this space a really boring one, and I would have sent a lot of people into slumber. So let's move on.

I would have blogged more about my weaknesses. I know I currently blog about my imperfections, but I would have delved more into things I feel I could be better at. I would have said some things without the fear of anyone using it against me in future.

I would have blogged about other bloggers, lol. Something tells me I'd have been a troublemaker, rather than the peacemaker I normally am, lol. I am just joking o. There's this saying that short ladies have sharp tongue, and insult people easily, as a defence for their short stature. I think this cliche somehow passed me by when God was creating me. I can't insult to save my life. Maybe that's why God gave me a fast speech, assertive voice, and a skill in the art of spoken word to compensate me for my lack of height and lack of insultive prowess.

My stance has always been 'Being an anonymous blogger doesn't give you the freedom to just talk anyhow even though you have a lot of freedom. You can read more about my opinion on this when I chose to burst some bloggers' bubbles here. Anonymity only gives a degree of freedom, and not infinite, so let's still be careful'



I think I would stop for now, and ask you. Are you non-anonymous blogger? If you were an anonymous blogger, what would you blog about, which you are not currently blogging about? Let us know in the comment section.Id

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  1. Anonymous is sweet sha but sometimes I envy non-anonymous bloggers like you.

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    1. Lol. Because we don't constanly have to look over our shoulders

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  2. I know I am already personal kinda on my blog but I would really love to be more 'no holds barr' because now you have to consider alot of things before you just type and how it can affect every other thing/person in the picture.

    Being anonymous would be very restricting too sha, because you don't want to still give too much away so no one puts 2 and 2 together... Sigh!!!

    I still grateful for the space to just be me sha, regardless.

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    1. Its true. When you are anonymous, you think "Hope someone won't guess who I am?"

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  3. I think the people that use anonymity for mischief are the ones that blab without filter. I'm semi anonymous but I still feel I must be responsible about what I post or don't post. But I admit it gives you the leeway to say a lot of things and I took that leeway when I first got started although my family members were reading. A lot of them are still traumatized till today. Lol.

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    1. What Cherry said, really!!!
      In fact, if i didnt know it before, some events that happened to me in the past 2 weeks would have drilled it right into my skull....maybe in due time, I will blog about those experiences.

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    2. @ Cherrywine: True. If you are intrinsically a good person, you will still be a good person when anonymous.

      @HD: We are waiting for you o. Please post fast. We need to learn from your experience.

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  4. Aunty Lola, can you start an anonymous blog on the side biko. You're very smart, you'll know how to advertise it for readership without anyone knowing its you.

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    1. See shade o.

      No, I am not starting another blog, thank you. I am running too many blogs and sites already, I can hardly keep up.

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  5. I would write on my love life I think. It's not drama filled though, I just have a few life lessons I've picked on along the way that would be really worth sharing

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    1. You write like a real macho woman. I'd really be interested in learning about your love life.

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  6. If I was an anonymous blogger, I will still say the things I write but in more details. Anonymity simply gives one a protective shield from from readers and commenters who don't really know the person behind the words. If I knew, I could be anonymous before I started blogging, I would have done that. It gives privacy.All the same, I don't regret it, because I enjoy being simply mee, and not trying hard to form a different image.

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    1. There's no need to regret, yes. Being a know ID blogger gives us a bit of "if they don't like me the way I am, then too bad."

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  7. I once had an anonymous blog and I must say there were some posts on there that I can't have on my current blog.

    I was free to express myself and say those things I dare not write on the current blog

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    1. Really? Oya tell me, what was the address? Did I ever read and comment on your blog? Oya whisper in my ears.

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  8. Hohoho! I give kudos though, to people who maintain a honest blog without some basic level of anonymity. Just gives freedom to offload, in my own opinion.

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    1. Yes o. They are the real courageous ones.

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  9. If I was an anonymous blogger... hmm, too many stories.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. Lol. I can imagine. Your blog would be da bomb on another level.

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  10. I had wanted to be anonymous but I just didn't have the power to be too careful so people don't put two and two together.
    If I were anonymous I would talk more about my job, the very interesting lives of the people around me and my family.

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    1. You work in a hospital, right?

      Yes. It is good not to have to constantly watch over your shoulders.

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  11. I am a blogger who's not anonymous but I don't think that has stopped me much. I say what I want when I want this doesn't mean that I haven't had to hold back from time to time.
    plys, well done Tamie, Atilola and everybody so because I moved to WordPress y'all abandoned me? Only Mfoluwa stopps by! I need my blog fam back even though its been years!
    New address www.accordingtolarz.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww. You didn't tell us you moved. Or did you? Lemme check you out now.

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  12. I started off being anonymous and then I realised there was no point! Even in my anonymity I was still too much of a chicken to insult or be naughty lol

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    1. Looolll at chicken. To me, you are still anonymous o. Many of us in blogsville don't know you. Put up your picture, let's see your fine face naa.

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  13. As an anonymous blogger I started out thinking I could write about anything and anyone I felt like. That was until I realized that it didn't take my brother more than 2 minutes to figure out who I was. I don't even know how he found the blog to begin with. A couple of days ago, I realized a friend who hasn't even lived in naija for the past 15 years or so had also decoded my identity. Only God knows who else knows. What I'm trying to say is, anonymous bloggers still have to be careful cause unless we simply portray a totally different person from who we really are, someone who knows us will figure out who we are. I'm actually on the verge of giving up my anonymity (mainly because there are so many good looking female blogger I'd like to meet/toast in person - I kid).

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  14. I'm semi-anon and i still hold a looooot of things back. My blog would definitely be more fun if i was totally anon. My life = jokes for dayyyyyys! I'm not even joking

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  15. looool @ Toinlicious......

    if i were an anonymous blogger, i'm sure to bare it all in black and white..... too many things happen to me that i can't even tell myself (*weeps*) . Being Anon would've been an escape

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