"RE: Why blog anonymous" was originally published on kevingimbel.de.

RE: Why blog anonymous

I feel weird about using my full, legal name on the internet. I don’t like the idea of being Google-able. If I Google myself, the first thing that comes up is my work profile, as that is pretty much the only place on the internet that has my full name.

Frills via https://frills.dev/blog/240411-anon/

I’m long beyond the point of being anonymous on the internet. I tend to link all the things I do together and use the same or similar names on all networks (mostly my full name or atarijunge a nick-name I got on Twitter back in the day).

For most parts I do not mind linking things together and being non-anonymous on the web. It also keeps me in check about what I publish, if I don’t want something online to be associated with my name I wouldn’t wanna publish it under a pseudonym as well, given that some clever h4ckerz might one day find the pseudonym and link it back to me.

Before I started using my real name online I used a bunch of different usernames, all lost to the digital void now (sometimes for the better #cringe). I still publish one blog that’s somewhat private-focused and completely cut from work. It’s https://nerdcultu.re/blog/ where I write about all things I like (games, movies, music, books, …) in German. It’s more for me than for others, really. Otherwise I publish everything under my full name and on kevingimbel.de – and I’m fine with that.

So, if you Google my name you’ll probably find a bunch of social media profiles, my linked in, and this very website here (or kevin.gimbel.dev, depending where you read this post :D). For the future I’d like to mix-in even more personal things, after all this website is about me.