Sometimes you want to go where nobody knows your name.
Wait – wha…?
Yup. Some people just want to be left alone, and that gets hard on the internet.
Red went on his first play date. His playmate’s parents maintain a blog and don’t mind using real names. Red is mentioned by his real name there, but I don’t mind much because I’m only hoping for psuedo-anonymity via obscurity here. The parents of another of Red’s playmates, however, have requested a higher standard of anonymity. Specifically, they have requested that I not use memorable nicknames for them. That’s going to be tricky, though, because that which is hard for strangers to keep track of is also hard for me to maintain. Anyhow, I just wanted to give you, dear readers, a heads up to be on the lookout for weird strings of alphanumeric characters representing other families and their members. For instance, RF, RM, and RS might be what I call the father, mother, and son in family R.
To make this post applicable to Fatherhood Friday, I’d like to open the comments up to discussion of privacy on daddy and mommy blogs. How do you handle privacy? Do you worry about it at all?