How to write a blog anonymously & how to get readers for such a blog?

How to write a blog anonymously and how to get readers for such a blog? Is it even possible or has acting online anonymously been made impossible already? You will find the answers to these and a couple of other questions in this post.

From time to time, I have written tips and reflections for my newsletter subscribers, in which I have reviewed the pros and cons of writing anonymously. The topic sparks a nice discussion every time and I have received many reasons (in addition to my own thoughts) why someone wants to write a blog anonymously.

Also read this: 123 ideas how to get more readers to your blog

Here are some of the reasons I listed:

“One reason why anonymity is a good thing is your own peace of mind.

 Many ponder questions such as: 

  • ‘What will others think if they know I blog?’
  • ‘How much is this for me?’
  • ‘What if no one likes it and they just feel sorry for me?’
  • ‘How many people end their friendship if they find out what I write?’

Sometimes the topic of the blog can be so difficult that you don’t want to share a challenging life situation publicly with everyone. In these situations, I think anonymity is understandable.”
In addition to this, my readers are thinking about starting an anonymous blog because:
  • a relative / friend / acquaintance slanders everything the blogger does or says
  • a relative / friend / acquaintance likes everything the blogger does
  • social media has become “followers” of stalkers
  • yourself or a blogging friend receives hate mail
  • thinking about how to present oneself in a way that does not conflict with e.g. academic education / workplace

How to write a blog anonymously & how to get readers for such a blog?

 

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, starting a 100% anonymous blog is extremely difficult, if not impossible. It is possible to find out the IP address with a few clicks. And even if you could set up a blog anonymously (there’s a tip for that later), the next challenge is social media.

You can set up your own Facebook page for the blog, which will be “under” your personal profile. You can publish posts on the blog page under the name of the blog, but if you share posts in other groups, they will appear as shared by your personal profile (there may be an exception to this, which I will explain later).

Facebook probably doesn’t give the possibility to create a new user directly with the blog name, but it recognizes whether the first name is really a first name or a fake name. In some situations, this can be worked around, but it is quite difficult.

Facebook also looks at how many friends a new user has and makes an assessment whether the user is a real and reliable person or not. If you’re just looking for some random guys as friends, you might get deleted from Facebook pretty quickly.

So there are plenty of challenges. But if you still want to blog anonymously, here are some tips on how to do it.

I WOULD LIKE TO EMPHASIZE that I do not favor anonymous blogging or giving false or false information about myself to different parties. But anonymous blogging requires it.

there are exceptions [like this amazing blogger] earning income anonymously is hard work.

In my opinion, anonymity and the acquisition of income always raises suspicion. Do I want to support a possible gray economy by buying products from a blogger who does not give his name? What is the blogger possibly hiding? And if you add affiliate links to this without proper announcements in the post, reading the blog will pretty much stop there.

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