11/17/06

Are You Trying to Get Me Dooced?

An anonymous commenter believes they have discovered my secret identity. They left a few clues in their comment that certainly pointed to a particular company--and for that reason, I deleted the comment. I am not going to confirm or deny whether their suppostion is correct. That's all part of the fun of being anonymous. But I will say this--

"Ha-ha, smarty pants. You aren't half so clever as you believe yourself to be."


Just a few reminders to those who think de-cloaking me is a good thing:

1. I am anonymous to protect the integrity of the company I work for and the people I work with.

2. I often use real-life examples of issues and mistakes in this blog. I do it so NONE OF YOU WILL MAKE THOSE SAME MISTAKES! Were I and my company to be identified, I would not be able to do that.

3. Being anonymous allows me to speak a little more frankly about some of the bigger issues, like contracts.

4. If this blog ever interferes with my ability to function at work, or with a wrongly identified colleague's ability to do business, then I'll shut it down.


My goal with this blog is to be helpful, informative and fun. The minute it stops being those things, I'm out of here.

(Dooced--definition #1.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that you are anonymous. It brings a freedom to MY posts that I wouldn't have otherwise.

If I thought you were "The Publisher" who was currently reviewing my latest submission, I might be tempted to make tainted posts trying to win your approval rather than you honest appraisal and advice. Or, I may be so terrified by knowing your REAL identity that I would never submit my work to your company because I would feel too inadequate.

Your anonymity is a blessing to many who post so I hope others leave their speculations to Clue games and bishopric reorganizations!

LDS Publisher said...

Yes! You get it! Thanks for the support and the understanding.

LDSP

FHL said...

What's the origin of "Dooced"?

(Also, might want to do an edit on the title of this one.)

LDS Publisher said...

Put a link to the definition of Dooced on the post.

Thanks for the typo alert. Sometimes I'm half asleep when I post these.

FHL said...

Not that I'm complaining or anything, but I think your edit needs an edit. =)

I was suggesting you remove the 'R' (or, as the Proclaimers say, "Throw the 'R' Away"), but it looks like you removed the space after it instead.

Ah, the Urban Dictionary. Lots of twisted stuff there. I highly recommend NOT browsing through it, unless you have plenty of eye/brain bleach. "The goggles! They do nothing!"

LDS Publisher said...

What 'R'? What space? You must be hallucinating! :)

LDS Publisher said...

I don't browse the Urban Dictionary anymore. I learned my lesson the hard way. (Totally agree about the need to bleach the brain afterward.)

But "dooce" isn't in the regular dictionary. The only reason I know about this word is because I have a young and totally hip daughter who keeps me up to date on the blogging/Internet world.