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Is there a way to put yourself out there, creatively, on the web, and not have it come back to bite you in the arse?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2721points) November 14th, 2011
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I have an idea for a vlog. I want to have the freedom to have a creative and unadulterated voice, something of an stream-of-consciousness-type deal. But I imagine I’ll say some racy things. I was planning on wearing face paint to hide my identity at least a little bit. But I am weary. What goes on the web now seems to undoubtedly come back to you. It scares me. It keeps me away. And it kind of sucks, but ‘tis the breaks. I would also, of course, not have my name or anything on there. It’d be a character of sorts…something separate from me. Thoughts?

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tom_g's avatar

Why must it be video? Grab an anonymous domain (and pay to have it private), and just host a good old Wordpress blog. If the stream-of-consciousness thing is what you want, can you record your stream and either convert to text or just post the audio after you modify the voice somewhat?

JonnyCeltics's avatar

The video aspect of it is something I’d just like…visuality is everything on the web, but you do bring up a good point. I guess the conundrum is that I would like to get it out there…but protect myself…

Thammuz's avatar

ToddInTheShadows has a gimmick that works pretty well in concealing his identity, then again there is no secret that can’t be uncovered with enough tenacity. Not even a written blog for that matter.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

i guess in that sense it’s simply about standing by your work.

Thammuz's avatar

@JonnyCeltics Yeah, in the end it all comes down to whether you’re ashamed of your opinions or not.

downtide's avatar

Can you avoid including images of yourself in the videos?

janbb's avatar

Are you really “weary” or are you “wary”?

Raven_Rising's avatar

Gotta agree with @Thammuz here. You can conceal your identity, but if someone has the drive to figure out who you are, it can be done.

wundayatta's avatar

Video fluther, eh? You’d need an animated avatar that would move in imitation of your facial muscles and expressions.

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perspicacious's avatar

Well no. you’ve much to learn about life

JonnyCeltics's avatar

the tongue-in-cheekness of this thread kinda stinks, but I do appreciate the feedback

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