Another person got fired because of her blog. Does this sort of stuff make anybody else nervous? Not that I have a job to lose or anything… but I’ve always been up front about my identity on the Web. I think it’s important to be able to connect real people with the pages you visit and the things you read. Otherwise it’s all too easy to flame, badmouth, and hack people, because they’re not real human beings to you. But could this come back to hurt me? I’d like to say that I’d never work for an employer that would seek to censor their employees, but I’ve never been poor enough to test my morals like that. When I started at my last company (See how I didn’t mention them by name? I’m learning!), I made sure they knew about my Roald Dahl site and the personal pages that were contained within it. They were fine with it. Then I started web-goddess, and over the course of the two years I was there, more and more people found out about it. I still get e-mails from former co-workers who visit this site to see what the Snook and I are up to. (Some of them even leave comments – Hi Stefanie!) Basically what I’m trying to say is, sure, I lose some freedom of speech by being honest about who I am. There are people and subjects that I can’t talk about without hurting feelings. There are some that I won’t touch out of embarrassment (my parents read it, for God’s sake!). But is that a good thing? Sometimes I consider setting up a completely anonymous blog where I can say everything I can’t at w-g. Have any of you other bloggers had similar thoughts? Do you practice self-censorship? Which is better – to be anonymous and free to say anything, or to be yourself and accept responsibility for the things you do say?