On Being a No-Name Blogger Using Her Real Name

So very sadly true. A must read!

Shapely Prose

In a coincidence that’s meaningful to no one but me, I decided to start writing under my real name (and fantasizing about developing a broader readership) right around the same day I first heard about Kathy Sierra. Since then, I’ve been following the endless discussions about cyberbullying, anonymity, blog civility, to what degree this is the natural consequence of the internet’s fundamental character, and to what degree it’s the natural consequence of a misogynistic culture (online or off).

Everyone seems to agree it’s the natural consequence of something, anyway, and was therefore totally predictable. Being viciously, persistently attacked for the crime of Writing While Female is something practically everyone with an opinion on the matter regards as par for the course–regardless of whether they believe that fact is outrageous and deplorable or merely, you know, the way the cookie crumbles. (And regardless of whether they believe Sierra’s real mistake…

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5 thoughts on “On Being a No-Name Blogger Using Her Real Name

  1. Barbara H. says:

    Now that we know who mysterymom is why don’t you reveal yourself honey. You know she’s eventually going to get you…..

  2. BabylonBabyDoll says:

    Did I miss something? Who is mysterymom? I thought the writer of this blog is mysterymom. Been down with bronchitis & an asthma attack. But I’m back. Someone please fill me in. Thanks!

  3. CPH says:

    HAHAHAHA ALL YOUR INFO IS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OVER THE LISK BOARD! ENJOY YOU STUPID CUNT SLUT HALF BREED WHORE.

    CRISTIN KENNEDY BORDERS.

    MYSTERYMOM7 =

    http://www.facebook.com/CristinKennedy

  4. Cheryl says:

    Guess that was submitted as well.

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