Obviously this is a strange question coming from someone who signs her posts “The Princess.” I actually should be better about remembering to tell people that they CAN use my name in association with this blog, though I appreciate it when people are cautious.
What I mean by pseudonymous is a hypothetical blogger who calls herself a perfectly normal name on her blog, something like Emma. So you go along reading her blog, and you’re thinking “I like this Emma person, she’s neat.”
Maybe that’s not so odd. Maybe Jennifer has a desire for privacy.
But let’s say Emma/Jennifer posts pictures of herself on her blog all the time. She writes about what town she lives in, where she shops, etc. If anyone who knew her came to her blog, they’d be like “Hey, it’s Jennifer’s blog!” So she’s not doing an anonymous blogging thing per se.
What happens when you finally meet Jennifer? Let’s say she goes to a blogger meet-up. You recognize her, and you’re like “Oh hey, you’re Emma.” Then she says “Actually my name is Jennifer.”
When people, including myself, use wacky pseudonyms on their blogs, the reader knows what’s up. You’re expecting to find out that Wild Empress of All Suburbia is named Pam. But when Emma turns out to be Jennifer, it’s just seems like a bit more of an adjustment.