Remaining anonymous is a choice that is given to every person who uses the Internet.
Most people don’t know who you are behind a username.
This is both important, but dangerous.
It is important that people are able to keep their private lives separate from their online profiles, but it also creates an easy pathway for literally anyone to harass whomever they please without consequence, in many cases.
But online, you can decide who you would like to be as opposed to who you are offline.
You can create a whole new identity for yourself.
This is not a threat.
Creating a new identity can be a way of expressing oneself. In some cases, it brings out one’s true self. In some cases, it encourages fantasy.
Your identity online does not necessarily need to coincide with your identity offline and this also helps keep your privacy. Many platforms also allow those who do wish to share their personal lives online privacy features. Over the past decade or two, social platforms have become much more advanced in increased their privacy settings and providing options for the public to go, generally, unnoticed by most. Although companies may be given copyrights, information and images can be quite well hidden from the rest of the world.
My blog is allowing me to live a dream that I may not have had the opportunity to do, if the Internet and social media did not exist.
I get to choose exactly what I wish to display and what information I provide.
Most people who visit my page will simply know me as The Raincity Fairy.