I hope I’m not the only one who thinks that’s lame advice. Why would you feel compelled to blog anonymously? Is it because you’re providing confidential information about your company? If so, you should be fired, regardless of whether disclosure happens on a blog, in an e-mail or anywhere else. Are you blogging anonymously because you want to complain about a co-worker, boss or your company? If so, are there better ways to address the problem? How about talking to that co-worker, boss or someone else in the company? If you’ve already tried all those options, maybe it’s time to change companies/jobs.
I realize there are some situations where, on the surface, anonymous blogging seems like a great solution. Every time I come up with another scenarios I wind up picturing a coward with an ax to grind…someone who really needs to just open the lines of communication and work to fix the problem rather than simply complaining anonymously.
I guess this is just a further extension of one of the nasty problems you often see with e-mail: People sometimes say things in e-mail that they’d never say face-to-face. I’ve been guilty of it too. Perhaps that same person is more likely to think they can hide behind a blog and say whatever they want. If I feel strongly enough about something to state my case publicly, I’d like to think I’m willing to put my name behind that statement.
Even if you disagree with me, do you really feel there’s a 100% foolproof way to blog without a trace? If someone really wants to hunt you down they’ll probably find a way. It’s the same hubris that results in the occasional “anonymous” virus writer getting caught and prosecuted.