Blogging has become a popular way of getting good quality content because it is user driven and also, it gets more personal than major news websites and sometimes, it tends to give you more insight on certain topics.
Some bloggers blog using a certain identity, a certain pen name or identity when they are writing on their blogs. On the other hand, some bloggers prefer showing who they are by having their picture uploaded with their bio and they also have an about me page which is an extended version of their bio.
Are you ready to show you true identity? This is biggest dilemma that a blogger has to face. People might think that it is always better to show the true identity, but it may not always be the “better option”.
There are some pros and some cons to revealing your true identity which I will list down:
Once you decide to show your true personality, people try to believe in what you are saying, because now they know that you are not a bot but a real human. Once they start believing in you, they will start following you and your blog. This will, in turn help in building a larger reader base.
Treated as an Expert:
If you give your full details, people will recognize the weight of your personality. For example, if someone writes on a financial blog and he writes in his bio that he is a financial advisor for some xyz company for almost 3 years, he would be considered as an expert in that domain.
Great Addition to your CV:
If you made yourself public, it is more easy for you to add your blogging work to your curriculum vitae. It is a great addition to your CV because if you own a blog of your own, you can highlight your abilities to organize your blog effectively and to market it online. There are many things that you can lean from blogging, so there might be some really good points that you can add to CV.
Bloggers can write on thought provoking titles. Certain bloggers write on topics which can lead to a lot of controversy like writing on topics such as religion or exposing classified information. In order to prevent any attacks and harassment, a cloak or a mask is always better.
Keep Blogging Activity Hidden:
Sometimes, people around you might not approve of what you do. If they find out that you are doing something which is against their rules, you might have to face some serious repercussions. So, the best choice is to keep your blog activity hidden from others.
It doesn’t make a difference:
In some situations, it doesn’t make a difference, whether you reveal your true identity or not. It becomes more of a choice for a blogger to choose to show their true identity.
What do you think about showing your true identity? Is it better to be under the hood than being out in the open.