I was asked a question during a lunch meeting today: “Would you write a blog for us, but using a pseudonym? You could totally express yourself, but we would want to ‘create a character’ for you”.
Interesting question, and I’m not sure I gave a complete answer. A lot of it depends on “why?”. For Good, or for Evil? Why would it need to be a pseudonym? If it’s because the company doesn’t want to be tied to my personal rants and such here, I can understand it – but I got the feeling that wasn’t it – like it was more of, “We want to create an imaginary person” – and I don’t understand why you would want to do that. There is only one blog I read that I know is written by someone hiding their identity (Violent Acres). I don’t really care if someone wants to hide there identity – unless there is profit involved. Then it get’s to be a stickier issue with me.
But what do you think, is it wrong to write a blog under a pseudonym (assuming it’s for someone else, and will be used in conjunction with a business)?