For bloggers and writers, using pen names has been a normal scenario, some of which who would want to keep their identities apart for privacy reasons. While some would not care and would want to gain the due recognition for their work, it entirely depends on what the blog or composition is all about.
Privacy over the Internet is only normal. Who would want to be cited for something which may become a means of ruining their reputation online? Risky is the right term for most people, but upon voicing opinions, making a stand and living by what you believe in despite what critics may eventually say is something that people would want to be known for.
For sure, this may draw varied criticisms and comments, but the bottom line of it all is that it depends on how daring a person can get and up to what extent he is willing to push himself.
[tags]privacy online, identities, pen names[/tags]