Just a couple thoughts . . . .
Those title words are not mine, but a maxim from one of the longest-lived online communities, the Well, founded in 1985.
I don't do anonymous posts, ever. Or anonymous emails. Ever. I think they're cowardly. If I have something to say, I say it straight out. If I don't want to send it claiming proper attribution, I don't send it. I wish all the people posting comments on blogs would do the same.
You'll note by the title that this blog is about as non-anonymous as they come. No pseudonyms here. I'm not publishing my social security number or my credit card number, but my address has been tracked down from my blog. It's okay. I don't have a huge problem with that. I'm not paranoid about my cyber-identity. If somebody does get my credit card number, I cancel it. It's happened. No problem. Yeah, I might be a bit more circumspect if I currently had a career outside the home, but I wasn't any more secretive online when I did, so I honestly doubt it. I could tell you some cyber-stalking stories, too.
I don't delete posts sent to my blog, either, with the exception of blatantly irrelevant spam. If I post it, I feel that puts it out there in the public eye for feedback. Some of the feedback I don't like, or don't agree with. So be it. I'm leaving it up there for other folks to view the full discussion and debate in context. I love a good debate. I'm a big girl, I can handle it. I've had some of my comments on other blogs arbitrarily deleted, though, even by people who claim that they "don't delete". Okay, whatever. It's your blog.
I own what I say in the sense that I like proper attribution if someone uses my stuff, too. A link is always nice. Last year someone copied an entire blog post of mine verbatim and published as their own, which I found rather annoying.
I may be a smartass or terse at times, certainly. I don't mean it in a nasty way. I'm truly sorry if it comes off that way occasionally. I'll apologize if I realize that I've said something wrong or in a manner that I didn't truly intend.
I am a mean and petty person sometimes, though, I admit it. In the holiday food donation bin at school I put in a box of saltines that had an expiration date 6 months ago. Is that a sin?