"Is it alright to blog anonymously, especially if you claim you are Filipino?"

I’ve been down this road before so I know better than to stoop down but someone’s spreading some bad vibes leaving an unsigned comment, expressing an opinion.  Again, no working e-mail or URL to track back to means you don’t get published.

Such anger.. I wonder what blogging anonymously has got to do with being a Filipino..  Well, I wouldn’t really know because I am not blogging anonymously.  Those who have read my posts will know who I am, and practically my life story, complete with an e-mail to reach me at.  But then again, what’s the connection to being Filipino?

Nakakalungkot isipin na may mga nagbabasa ng akda ng iba na walang takot humusga, gayong sila mismo ay nagtatago sa likod ng kuro-kuro na ayaw nilang angkinin at bigyan ng katauhan.  Gayunpaman, ako’y nagpapasalamat at pinag-aksayahan ng panahon ng sumulat na iwanan ako ng kanyang saloobin kahit pa animo’y may bahid ng pang-aalipusta at pantutuya ang kanyang tugon.

Mula pa sa simula, paulit-ulit kong ipinagsisigawan na ang aking pagsulat dito ay tunay na personal at wala akong hangad na kumita o magpasaya o di kaya’y humikayat ng iba na angkinin ang aking saloobin at mga haka-haka.  Kung mayroon mang mga nakakita ng dapat ikatuwa o may napulot na aral sa aking mga sinulat, ito ay aking ikinagagalak.

Salamat pa rin sa pag-iwan ng iyong mga katanungan na sa kasamaang palad ay hindi karapat-dapat patulan.  Kung may tiyaga kang basahin ang mga naisulat ko nitong nakaraang halos limang taon, makikita mo ang kasagutan sa lahat ng iyong mga tanong — pati ang pangalan ko.  (Sorry, Pat.)

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One thought on “"Is it alright to blog anonymously, especially if you claim you are Filipino?"

  1. How deep your Tagalog that I had to read the entry more than once!

    I blog anonymously. I used to live in NYC and Manila to be fully aware that one cannot give oneself away to strangers. This is for security and privacy. These two factors ARE very important to me and especially so I can protect my family members. Others who know I blog, fully understood why I remain nameless. I don’t care what others say about not opening your whole private life to the public. And one doesn’t have to be Filipino.

    Here’s one example: I had to tell a blogger friend that she did not have to tell the world her full address and her full name on her blog; nor show pictures of her actual home, even if it was meant to brag. There are numerous creeps and identity stealers who would jump for joy to steal naive people’s identities; or come to your door looking for trouble.

    Yarn Hungry Piggett

    p.s. I visit your site so I could reminisce about New York. I miss it so! It’s been 17 years.

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