My blog is anonymous and I’d like it to stay that way, but I think that one of the people I’ve been writing about (and who I don’t want to read my posts) found this website by typing a line from one of my poems into a serch engine. If this is in fact the case, it won’t change very much, but it would put my mind at rest. Not knowing is the most difficult. Is there any way of finding out if this was really him?
The blog I need help with is glitteringsoot.wordpress.com.
Please understand that there is no such thing as anonymity on the web. We may choose to blog under a pseudonym and to have a “private” blog but that does not make us “anonymous”. We all leave digital footprints and they are quite easily followed. If you have a “private” blog and one of the official user that you allow to read your blog, and they quote your poetry in their public blog and/or choose to link to it in your private blog, or refer to it anywhere on the internet, then it will be available on the internet. If you use an RSS widget on your blog then your posts will be available as well.
These are the privacy options we can choose from:
video > http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/14/setting-your-posts-or-entire-blog-to-private/
Note that the most “private” of all is this one “I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose”. It’s not the setting you have chosen. I can read your blog.
Provided you choose that ^ setting #3. and do NOT tell anyone at all your blog exists, and you do NOT create official users, and you do not post an RSS feed, and you never ever share the URL of that blog anywhere then you will have done the most you can do.
Thank you timethief. I’m aware that I didn’t set my blog to private and I guess I’m contradicting myself or something when I say I didn’t want it private. I made the mistake of offhandedly mentioning it.
Thank a lot for your time, I really appreciate it. :)
The only real ways of finding out if it was him involve mind games and that sort of thing. Best not to get involved with that sort of thing. I speak from experience.
I agree, raincoaster, I guess there’s no other way, but in the end, what does it matter if he’s read it? It only shows he doesn’t matter – that’s my positive stance on it :)
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