As I’ve said before, I post on my blog under the pseudonym ‘Jane’ and have given my kids the names of the boys from My Three Sons. I do this so that none of us turn up in google searches for our real names.
There’s a new trend right now to do the same thing due to more serious privacy concerns. Check out Queen of the Bad Mommies and 8 Centimeters Deluded for some details. Oh, The Joys is going through the tedious process of changing old references to her kids’ names to nicknames as we speak. (More power to you OTJ, but what a drag!)
I have been considering this post for several days, and frankly didn’t want to get in the middle of all of this. I don’t want shithead molesters emailing me or commenting on my blog because, well, they’re shitheads. But I really want to get the word out about this issue so folks can be thinking about it. I’m far from trying to get everyone to use nicknames, but I do think everyone should be aware of the issue and make an informed decision.
I think giving air-time to fuckhead molesters by posting their rants isn’t a perfect solution, but I’m very glad that these smart ladies are bringing this issue to the front. It is something everyone who blogs about their family should consider and then see where their comfort level is.