Wednesday, June 4, 2008
My Anonymity Level is Going Down a Notch
After speaking with my rebbe, I have decided to downgrade my level of anonymity to MoChassid levels. This means that while I will continue not to have mine or my family's names on the site openly, I am no longer going to be ambiguous about things like my Shul and my rebbe.
I started off anonymous and stayed that way for reasons I explained in this guest posting at A Simple Jew. At that time, Rav Weinberger recommended that I stay anonymous, at least for the time being, in order to see what kind of reaction I was getting. Over the last few months a number of people have figured out on their own who I am. Plus, the blog's been going for well over almost a year and a half now and B"H virtually nothing bad has come from it. To the contrary, several great ruchnius'dikeh (spiritual) opportunities have come to me personally that I wouldn't have had access to but for the blog. I discussed some of these factors with Rav Weinberger and he felt that lowering the strictness of my anonymity would be fine.
You may not see any major changes, but hopefully I will enjoy being able to feel freer about what I write, since I'll no longer have to be concerned about avoiding giving clues as to where I live/who I am. I'll also be able to have less of a sepperation between what I do on Dixie Yid and what I'm doing in "real life," just as A Simple Jew wrote about today.
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