It was 3 years ago today that I started blogging. I started with a pseudonymous blog, at the edge of the internet, as a lonely graduate student, trying to navigate my dissertation, a long-distance relationship, and unsure future career prospects. My blog, with my pseudonym, is still out there because the prospect of cutting it off made me feel like I was lying, like I was ashamed of what I wrote. But I’m thinking, on this anniversary, maybe it is time to take it down. Retire it, and the url too. Because maybe I could then bring my pseudonym back out of the shadows, where it has been dormant since I started co-blogging with ScienceWoman. I mean, my pseudonym still feels part of *me*. I want it here, even if everyone does know my name.
If there are any of you out there who connected the dots between my pseudonymous bloglife and here, what do you think I should do? Retire the old blog (perhaps behind a password) and bring out the pseudonym? Or do I have to let go of both? (Remember, my administration is watching me…)