As a follow up to my very first post (at this blog), I am finding that I am having a very difficult time deciding whether I should blog anonymously or not.
On the one hand, by blogging anonymously, I have a little more freedom to discuss things going on in my life.
On the other hand, I already did the blogging anonymously thing and it turned right around and bit a huge chunk out of my ass.
On the one hand, I feel that when writing, you should write what you know and you shouldn't edit yourself to only include the happy, not-going-to-offend-anyone bits.
On the other hand, some people in my very own family will only accept that truth if you are 'in-fact' a writer...something that apparently can ONLY be defined by having a degree in literature, a previous history of the desire to write (which, incidentally, should NOT include any failed English classes no matter how much better you would have been in school had someone only recognised and treated the signs of ADHD in a way other than closing you up in a box in front of your entire fourth grade class so that you didn't daydream away from your assignment), published the great American novel to great acclaim and a weekly showing on the NY Times best seller list.
If I blog anonymously and say what I want to say and then someday get found, I could end up hurting others, including myself, all over again.
If I don't blog anonymously, I might feel censored and the whole point of starting this all up again was to be able to write.
I am at an impasse. I don't know what to do.
What would you do?
PS - while you are mulling over the answer to that question, can you also give up a suggestion for what I should be calling myself over here until I DO make a decision? Because, well, MZPuzzled is...uh... ...lame. Thanks.