Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I WantNeed my Private Space to Blog.

Hat-tip: JoeSettler


OK, so I want to be seminonymous.

Is that a crime?

Unreasonable?

I don't think so.





Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

22 comments:

Ze'ev said...

Jameel, are you hiding from the Shabak again?

Chana said...

Who is blaming you? Ye gods. Be semianonymous. Why not? Who shall stop you?

Scraps said...

We're all entitled. Some of us just do a better job of covering up the details of our personal lives and/or stifling ourselves in personal areas that would make us identifiable to the knowing reader.

Is someone giving you a hard time?

Eshet Chayil said...

Been there...

Sabzi Aash said...

Methinks, with such a fandom at your feet, being semianonymous is like semi-jumping off a cliff. Your blog is just too good, and the populus wants to know who's behind it.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Sabzi: I think you're over estimating the fandom of this blog...

Scraps: Yes, someone is giving me a hard time. I hope they got the message to lay off.

Chana: I want to be semianonymous! Its when people ignore my request for semianonymity that I get annoyed.

YMedad said...

Funny, my blog is wide open to my identity and I never gave a thought to hide behind anonymity and I feel good about it. I mean, it's not as if you're a fanatic rightwinger and you post surreptitiously just slightly right of center to draw people over. You're just a fanatic right-winger (okay, maybe I am too) amd be proud of it. I think over at RenegadeReb they are trying to get together. Or maybe it's just a game you'd otherwise never get to play - guess who I am?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Fanatical? Moi?

the sabra said...

ha jameel..and to think that i can blackmail you now..

(but ye don't have to worry about spies or nuttin.. ;))

Ezzie said...

My *mother*, who sometimes reads my blog and checks out stuff I link to about once a month, somehow stumbled on the blog of an old friend, realized immediately who it was, and pointed it out to me. I commented, not giving away anything, and he freaked - not only don't his parents know, but he didn't think anyone he knew would stumble on it, clearly. He felt he'd lost his ability to speak his mind completely. Thankfully, my mother didn't mention it to her best friend (his mother) - but it's understandable why people wish to remain semianon, and people should respect that.

ifyouwillit said...

It's nice to beable able to choose who does and doesn't know who they are really reading about - as long as bloggers remember the internet is far from private!

tafka PP said...

Ymedad: If he was that fanatical, I wouldn't read him!

~ Sarah ~ said...

not unreasonable at all!
semi-anonymous is not too much to ask.

Rafi G said...

oh c'mon Jameel. Tell us who you are!!!

westbankmama said...

Jameel, I just found out that my mother-in-law found my blog (I had mentioned that I used this name when commenting on Littlegreenfootballs, so the fault is all mine). I never use my blog to kvetch about family, but it still makes me a bit uncomfortable, so I can sympathize with you.

Scraps said...

If anyone from my family ever came across my blog, I think I'd die. And then I'd never blog again.

StepIma said...

I've been dealing with this right now and it's making me nuts... at least you're semi-anonymous with a machine gun :)

Actually, people who tell me they know who I am don't bother me so much, I don't think I have anything to hide or that I wouldn't put my name, rank and and shoe size to (7.5, but no slingbacks because alas, I have narrow heels)... it's the people who say they know who I am and threaten to tell other people who make me insane.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

WBM: I never blog to kvetch about family (except playful banter about my immediate family at the muqata, which the wife reads...)

Scraps: I know how you feel -- some of my family knows...but not all. (One of the reasons I almost deleted my blog).

RafiG: What do I get in return? There's already a blackmail threat in this comment thread!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

StepIma; Yes, the M16 is a great conversation stopper (or starter...)

Scraps said...

Yeah...I guess that if anyone from my family had to find out, I wouldn't mind quite as much if it was a Sib. I would certainly watch myself more carefully when writing, but I wouldn't delete it. If Ma or Pa found it, though...well, if you ever try to find my blog and it doesn't exist anymore, you'll know what happened.

Elster said...

very cute - and so very true as well.

the sabra said...

hehe scraps writes that if anyone would find out about her blog, she'd die and then delete it. anyone else find this chronologically challenging?

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