My advice: Don’t. Or, more precisely, don’t blog anonymously if you absolutely need the anonymity. Because it will fail you eventually, in ways large and small.

On the other hand, preserving as much privacy as possible is often a good idea. And, you know, there are ways to do it.

Remember Belle de Jour? Blogging as a woman and a sex worker at a time when that was all very scandalous in the country that invented and “perfected” the most horrid sorts of tabloid journalism, she got a ton of focused unwelcome press attention. Her anonymity didn’t hold up forever, but she did a lot of things right and she learned a lot from her mistakes. On her current blog, she’s posted a summary of what she knows about it:

How To Blog Anonymously (and how not to)

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