A lesson?Posted: August 11, 2012
An inexplicable spike in traffic led me to investigate, and this is what I found:
….and a related comment by Physioprof:
You realize that your feeling of “pretty safe here” based on “no one reads this blog” is fucken delusional, right?
So now I’m like, maybe DM is just fucking with my head, the way Miyagi-san does something that seems like a boring chore or something but then it turns out – suddenly! – to be a lesson. Of course, the greatest lesson was when Daniel-chan found Miyagi-san completely shitfaced.
I’m aware that a sufficiently motivated/savvy/curious person, someone I know IRL, or those I have identified myself to online could identify me from this blog. I just don’t think many people who would do that would have the opportunity or motive to turn this into bad consequences. There is some risk to pseudonymity (or blogging at all), but a calculated one. In the mean time, I’ll take DM’s recommendation at face value, maybe incorporate the blurb into my banner.
Has anyone faced negative consequences from compromised pseudonymity? I would honestly be interested to know about it.