Right! Are we over-thinking, or being wisely cautious? Part of it is purely psychological, not wanting someone I don't like read my thoughts. But, what if I published a book? Would I add a byline that lists the people who will be neutralized if they pluck it from the shelves? Even if someone goes to the googlerrific effort of connecting my sites, so what, not like they have my home address.
Sometimes I want to write all of my aliases on one sheet of paper. I wonder if it would spontaneously combust. I don't even know what name appears when I comment elsewhere. It was Pearly Blythe for awhile. I chose that because it felt like the furthest thing from myself. But, I prefer Patty Purviss, my longtime and favorite alias. I actually could answer to Patty in a crowded room, though that, gasp, is not my real name. I was amused to find through googling, (wow, that is a word!), that there are actually a plethora of patty purvisses out there.
Patty Purviss, is that your Pledge Pin?!?!?
ps - thank you, lurking Yo, for responding and inspiring