-noun, plural -ties.
- the state or quality of being anonymous
- an anonymous person: some fine poetry attributed to anonymities.
Such a wonderful word used for many wonderful things. My choice for anonymity is to avoid trouble with peers around my area, as well as problems with people over the internet. There was a time when a girl actually stalked me because she became obsessed with one of my older blogs, and according to her, it’s like we were best friends. At the time I was maybe 16 years old, whereas she was about 19, and it was the scariest occurrence in my life. Although worse could have happened, it didn’t and I would like to keep it that way. I might even write about things that may not be legal in certain countries, or things that should be kept secret but aren’t because of my public writing.
Some of the best writers out there write/wrote under a pseudonym, or for those that are used to lower diction, a pen name. Female writers started out writing under pseudonyms because there was no other way to get their work published. More than one author to a book or a book series resulted in just one pen name being listed. People banned from writing certain plots at certain points in history changed the racial origin of their pen names for the permission to publish. Some good examples are (written respectively): Karen Blixen, who wrote the famous Out of Africa, wrote under the male name of Isak Dinesen; Different contributors to Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys resulted in keeping just the first name that started to write/publish them; Brian O’Nolan used Flann O’Brien and Myles na gCopaleen for his writing (1940s – 1960s) because Irish Civil Servants were not allowed to write under their own names.
There are different reasons for anonymity and although I have shown my gender as a woman, as one may read in the About section, that will not stop the vulgarity and manly references I may make throughout my blog posts. I will talk about sex, I will talk about love, school, music I listen to, movies I review and love/hate, anything that comes to mind and is waiting to be published, will be on here.
I am determined to make something of myself, other than the schooling that I have already planned for the course of the next several years. It might be freelance writing or online magazine articles. I have no idea, but I will make something out of nothing, and a lot of it will be done freely due to the anonymity I will make for myself.
Au revoir et la bonne nuit,