Writing content anonymously for people to read is one of the safest options to express the views, thoughts, and perspectives without attracting any unwanted attention. At the same time, there are a lot of disadvantages that come along with anonymous blogging.
Most readers would love to read posts of courageous people to reveal their identities as they find such information to be more legitimate and credible. Despite gathering all the data from valid sources, an anonymous blogger will never attract as many fan followers as an authentic blogger with true identity does.
This can be one of the major drawbacks of anonymous blogging. Even though there is a lot of research done on a particular topic, the reading might immediately dismiss the information to be a hoax, which can impact the blogger and lead to mental disturbances. Therefore some of the bloggers do not choose to write anonymous blogs.
It is easier to connect with people.
When a blogger chooses to write posts on their blog pages, they would certainly expect a lot of reading to happen. Some readers would be pleased about the post, and they may even love to pass comments or feedback to the person who has written.
In such cases, if a blogger is hiding behind an anonymous identity, it becomes tough for them to connect with the people. As already mentioned, readers would be interested in connecting with those bloggers who are writing using genuine identities.
It becomes easy to interact with the audience.
Some bloggers might come up with a tremendous piece of writing, and they may even attract many media folks towards them. During such cases, they would even be called for an interview to discuss the same issue that they would have thrown light upon.
If the post is brilliant, it becomes important for the world to know about the writer. If the writer is hiding behind the tag of anonymity, then the post would lose its essence, and there are many chances of others taking credits for the same post.
The effort and hard work that would have gone behind creating that particular blog might go down the drain. The anonymous blogger may not be able to come and show their faces off to the public at that moment, and they may have to even compromise with someone else stealing the content.
No legal issues at all
When a blogger chooses to blog using their own identity, they do not have to face any legal issues. They would be well aware of all the policies, rules, and regulations regarding the writing, and they would abide by all these things without any fear. Even though they develop posts on controversial topics, they would face it with complete confidence if they are penalized by the readers or anyone else.
These writers would also be open-minded, and they would love to face criticism, unlike the anonymous bloggers. They completely understand that writing is one profession where they will have to face criticism in one or the other ways through different channels and mediums. They would be completely prepared to overcome all these things without any problems.
They know the topics very well.
The bloggers who are not hiding behind anonymity tags are well aware of the topic they should write upon. They understand that controversial topics are going to attract a lot of unwanted attention. They refrain from writing such topics that can actually put them into Limelight. They would stick to topics that are safe to be written and something interesting to the readers.
By developing such kind of writing style, they do not have to worry about their identity. Topics related to traveling, food, cinema, and others are considered to be light-hearted topics. The majority of the writers who choose to write with their identity revealed would focus on these things because they are equally interesting. They do not attract any legal issues or complications towards them.
They love attention
The writers who would love to blog with their identities revealed, like seen on Huffpost, love the attention they get from the readers in the form of comments and feedback. While some of the feedback can be disturbing, most of them would be encouraging because the kind of topics they write are pretty interesting, and most of the readers would love to read them. Their fan base is also going to be extremely good when compared to anonymous bloggers.
These are some of the major reasons why a few bloggers would not want to wear anonymous caps when writing.