Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Anonymity?

Since I'm new to this whole bloging about our TTC and my feelings, I'm still figuring my way around. I've kept my personal blog separate from this one for the sake of anonymity, and as you see I don't refer to my name and my husband is simply J. I will mention specific places where I go for treatment, because I don't think that's giving too much info away. I don't want to mention specific dr's names, but since the practice there is so small, I bet I'll be creating nicknames for the doctors, to be able to differentiate them yet not reveal their identity.
Any other advice on keeping the blog ananymous? I mean, I suppose if anyone I knew in real life stumbled upon this it might be pretty easy to figure out this was us. (although I don't know how that'd happen since I figure you'd have to be blog surfing or searching specifically for TTC stuff) Anyway, how to you ladies all do it?

2 comments:

Angie said...

It looks like you have been busy ttc. I am hoping this works for you. Keep in touch!

Karen said...

I'm really bad about anonymity. I'm not good at creating pseudonyms or anything like that. The women that I see who manage to remain completely anonymous make up a completely believable name and stay very consistent about how they refer to spouses, doctors, locations, relatives, and employers. I'm not good at that. Just a cursory look at my blog and if you were from around here, you'd know exactly what clinic I go to, exactly which doctors I see, and could probably figure out exactly where I live.

But I'm okay with that. The odds of people I know in real life stumbling across my blog are slim. And if they do... I'm not sure it's the end of the world. Most people know that we've sought fertility treatment, though they may not know the extent of it. The worst thing that could come of it is that they get a little TMI about bleeding or transvaginal ultrasounds or something, but that's their own problem for being nosy. :)

So I'm afraid I can't give you much advice in the anonymity department, because I completely fail in that area.