While not deliberatly hiding who I play, I have in a way hidden and avoided announcing my main toons Name, and guild name in any form, and its not because I’m ashamed of what I write, but because I belive in the old school honour – Don’t bag out the guild – don’t bag out identifiable people, because you never know who will read what and when and if they will take offence or judge you for what you write, but one of my ‘ live my life ‘ rules is a Hamlet quote. ” This above all be thine own self be true”
A real life story of lessons learnt when it comes to what you publish on the internets is when I got my 2nd tattoo, because my mother told me when I got my 1st that if I got another one she would cut it out, I hadn’t told my Parents that I had gotten it, I was biding my time and was going to consider telling them when I went over for dinner next. That week my brother was showing my dad my LJ account and saw the Pics I had posted of my 2nd Tattoo. They then printed out a picture and left it on the coffee table for when I came over for dinner…..
my mum never cut my second tatt out.. but it upset them that i didnt tell them
I know some bloggers either have guildys that also blog or have mentioned some experiences of their guilds reactions when they found out and I guess what it comes down to is have you written anything that you would be ashamed to see on the front page of a newspaper? and I must answer YES!
My spelling is terribad. My grammer is lazy, and I’ve perhaps written some stuff that If published on a guild forum people might take offence to, but then there is the backlash of if someone did find out so far down the path – would they get even more upset?
I’ve been thinking of comming out – I don’t want this blog to ever be a big issue, but would my GM want to know? Does he already know? The internets is a small place and various google searches with Shadow Priest and wow will turn up either me.. or one of my posts or comments..
I look back on some of my posts and I’m proud of some, some not so proud of but that’s me… and there is that Edit tool… :)