Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NE Ohio
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I'm only asking because my OLD boyfriend found me on myspace and he requested to be my friend...I haven't because I don't really want him to see my blog...i just don't care to open that door, he was sorta obsessed with me...that was so long ago too and i'm happily married now with my two kids...
As someone who has been around the blogging block a lot in five years...
Imagine someone you don't want to see your blog. They will find it. People will find you via google through some weird search and then realize it is you. Anything you ever write about someone, be it a boss your crazy ex will be found- and possibly used against you.
If you put your name of any combination of your family's names, you are at risk.
I'm very careful what I write about or how many pictures of my children I show. I've been in trouble with family (cut off), fired from a job, had pictures of my pregnancy stolen and then used elsewhere, had pictures of my children "favorited" by "child lovers" (all male-- all with pics of children in various states of undress) on Flickr.
I've had people threaten my family. I've had people go around and use my family's full names elsewhere on the 'net....and half of this was done when I was "anonymous."
So, no. While people are good-- many are-- the anonymity of the net allows the worst to come out in people.