Blogging can at times feel like a selfish pursuit. We blog because we enjoy the act, take pleasure from expressing ourselves or feel that we have something relevant to say. We don’t necessarily assume that people will read, but if they do we are delighted and we blog more, bolstered with the confidence that comes from having a supportive audience.
There are so many stories out there to be told, and whilst many of us use a blog as an outlet, sometimes those stories are best told elsewhere, where we cant be recognised, and where we can speak without wondering what people will think of us.
It’s something I’ve considered and wanted (maybe even done?) as although my blog is technically anonymous, people I know in real life read it and that can make you self-censor your feelings for fear of opening up too much. It’s amazing how we can open up more to the faceless internet than to those people we talk to every day.
As a group of like-minded bloggers, we started thinking about how we could support people who wanted advice, support or even just to vent in an anonymous fashion. We’ve learned that there are occasions where people wanted to talk in confidence but felt unable to do so, convinced that others would somehow recognise them. Our research brought us to a collective of blogs, all sharing the same ideology:
We are Blognonymous! We have decided to open our blogs to you, if you need them.
We have no idea where this may go, there is no strategy, no agenda. All we can guarantee is confidentiality, a sounding board, a blank page for your words and, if necessary an introduction and conclusion with links or signposts to places where others can find further information or support. You can have comments on or off, seek assistance or just vent.
There are a range of blogs available, with a range of readership and atmospheres. If you’ve got a story to tell and nowhere that you feel able to tell it, feel free to pick one of our blogs where you feel comfortable and get in touch.
We’re on Twitter too – @Blognonymous – please follow us and tell your friends – we really appreciate your support.