Fandango’s Provocative Question #64


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

So my question this week is this.

Are you the same person on your blog as you are in real life? Do you like yourself more in the virtual world than you do in the real world?


This is an interesting question. The answer, if truthfully given, is that no, I am not the same person in real life as I am as a blogger.

Like Fandango, I blog under an assumed name. I haven’t revealed many personal details about myself either. This makes it easier for me to write whatever I want on my blog. A sense of freedom, you can say. Though my opinions are the same in the blogging world as they are in real life, I express my opinions more openly here. There are no constraints of society on me. No fear of criticism or the dreaded” what will people think”!


Anotherunderstanding.wasn’tdifferentpeoplebeforeII.compassionate and forgiving. I have also learned a lot about mental health issues.




22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #64

  1. The voice I use for my blog is slightly different than my true self. (blog voice is more impartial and sensible, whereas I’m more radical, feminist, and opinionated). Overall I think I’m about the same in real life as I am online though.

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  2. I think I am pretty much the same, although I do not speak the same way I write, naturally. I am better able to express myself through the written word, I think. It’s an interesting question and one I’d have to give a lot more thought to, but I think people close to me would say there’s not much difference.

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  3. I feel more freedom on my blog to express myself because I blog anonymously and, other than my immediate family, I haven’t really told other people that I am a blogger. Before I retired, I worked for a company at which most of my work associates were politically conservative, so I almost never got into discussions about philosophical, ideological, social, or religious matters with them, like I often do on my blog. I felt like I had to bite my tongue when conversing with folks from work, but I never felt that constraint here in the blogosphere. So one might say that my posts reflect more accurately who I really am than the person I am in the real world.

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