Amrita is blogging about outing anonymous bloggers.
Though not a mommy myself I too used to enjoy reading themadmomma, who has now sadly retreated behind an invitation-only curtain. Is she a victim of outing? Whether she is or not, it's clear that there was some breach of the divide between her real and cyber selves...and not of her volition. A shame!
Using pseudonyms has been a long literary tradition and though I've been mildy curious about anonymous bloggers, I never really wanted to know their identities. Kind of takes away the romance, ya know? I like George Elliot. Who the heck is Mary Anne Evans? The internet does give us this wonderful anonymous option. But it also makes others want to break the seal of anonymity.
Amrita's post is wonderfully written so I am not going to expound much here (are those sighs of relief I hear?) but do you think there is at least sometimes a case for outing an anonymous blogger? Or should anonymity always be protected? I am just curious about what people think.