Hanneke du Toit

15 minutes of anonymity

As I sat down to register this blog, I yet again had to go through the rigmarole of picking user names, log-in names, nicknames and passwords. For the sake of simplicity I decided to stick to my good ol’ real name which I can look up in my passport in the unlikely event of ever forgetting it. I blogged under a pseudonym once before; to my mind for protecting the familia from the details of a few wild week-ends, but in the end it probably more accurately protected me from myself and my amateurish self-publishing. There is a lot to be said for the safety afforded by anonymity, but as the British blogging community realised last week, anonymity has suddenly become something of the past.

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