Blogging Tells

Shifra’s post caught me eye.

The blogging world is a weird one: aliases and screen names, fighting for justice from behind a monitor, and telling your deepest secrets to total strangers are all commonplace activities.
Sometimes I think we’re all a little messed up. Lately there has been a new phenomenon which I’ll call double-blind blogging, even thought thats not really the right words for it. I’m talking about new anonymous mini-blogs like the Hot Channie blog (spawned by snappy catch phrase on my blog) and the Dov Weasel blog (designed to bring down the bear by exposing instances of sentence lifting and plagiarism.)

Most bloggers I’ve spoken to assume that these new adept bloggers, who seem both technically Savvy and very aware of who’s who in the J-blogging world must really be other bloggers in disguise. Based on that assumption they try to figure out who it might be (even if their detective work will only take them as far as their usual blog alias. )

Who is on their email list? Who’s blogs do the quote? What is their level of technical skill on the web? What is their writing style, temperament, target audience…
Who would have the time to maintain two blogs?

As I mentioned in the comments at Shifra’s place. I maintain several blogs. It is taken incredible effort and discipline, but I can now admit that I am the following bloggers: DovBear, Ezzie, Ren Reb and I used to be ClooJew.

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