Why blognonymous?

Those of you who know me on twitter might have heard me, and a number of others, talking about Blognonymous.

If you are a visitor to the blog, you might have seen the pretty badge in the sidebar (you can pick a badge of your own up here), or noticed the extra page on the tab at the top.

But just in case that had all passed you by, I thought I’d tell you some more. And tell you why.

In my mind, this all stemmed from Josie’s Writing Workshop. The prompts that it gives really inspire you to think deeply, to think creatively. And for those of us that write light hearted blogs about our kids, that doesn’t always sit well.

A quick chat on twitter, and a seed was sown. Blognonymous was born.

We knew that there were places to post anonymous content. You could create your own blog if you wanted. You can post to sites like Parent Confidential, one of the Blognonymous sites.

But sometimes all you want is a friendly, non-threatening and familiar place to lay your hat and hide your name. And so here we are. A number of blogs, with a number of different styles and readerships, open for you to post on. To ask for advice on. To vent on. Or to explore your creative side on.

Anything you don’t want to do in your own name.

Obviously, and this is the lawyer in me, we reserve the right not to post your content if we think it will get us into trouble. But if this offer is accepted in the same way as we are offering it, we don’t think that will happen.

There are so many stories to tell. We are trying to remove any barriers which are stopping them being told.

We’ve had a great start, with three great posts, and great support for the posters. I know that those that have taken the opportunity to write in a safe place have benefited from that support. And I know that people who have read these stories have benefited from realising that others have similar experiences to them.

We’re overwhelmed by the support. And we want to keep it going.

If you would like to post on BumblingAlong, please just contact me using the “Contact Me” widget on the website in the right hand column. Or DM me on twitter.

Or contact any of the other bloggers participating in Blognonymous.

Sandy, from Parent Confidential
Nickie, from Typecast
Paula, from Battling On
Jay, from Mocha Beanie Mummy
Emily, from MummyLimited

Or you can even DM Blognonymous itself, a twitter account manned by me or one of the other bloggers named above.

But don’t let your voice be silenced. Let it sing out. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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6 responses to “Why blognonymous?

  1. I think it is a great idea & the posts so far have shown there is a need for such an ‘anonymous site’.

    Well done!

  2. What a fantastic idea! There’s definitely a call for somewhere for people to post without fear of being judged.

  3. I think it’s a brilliant idea and I’m sure that at some point I’ll be taking advantage of a place to be anonymous!! Hope you are well x

  4. Fab idea hon. Look forward to reading more :)

  5. I think it’s an inspired idea. No matter how personal your blog, sometimes there are things which you just can’t put out there.

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