To Go Public or Not to Go Public....

So here's a question for you all (I know, the teeming hordes at the gate...all six of you!).

I am thinking of opening this blog up and no longer keeping it incognito. When I began it, I felt I needed the anonymity, that sometimes I might want to blog about things that I couldn't say in public as me. As time has gone on, either there's nothing I couldn't say in public or I am not as concerned about it! And, I would like to have a place to share some of the things I am (and hoping to) write, not only sermons, but prayers, book reviews, liturgy, random rants, etc. Of course I could continue to do so incognito, but I think I want them out there with my name.

For those of you who have gone this route--anonymous, then public--how did it go? Did you go back and check to see if there were any posts you would not want the public (or your congregation) to associate with your name? Did you announce that "the pastor now has a blog, well, actually has had one but now you know?" Did you change the name of your blog? How did it go? Suggestions, thoughts, warnings?

I know, of course, not to use people's names without their permission, to hold to proper boundaries, etc. I am just wondering if this is the right way to go.

Comments

Anonymous said…
You're not anonymous, MD.
Rainbow Pastor said…
Well, no, not totally. But at least partly. Anyone who knows me will recognise me. Maybe the question is around attaching my name to the blog and publicizing it more.
And ironic that you posted anonymously...

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