19 March, 2013

~Writing and the nom de plume~

While blog-hopping this evening, I came across a quite sad post from a wonderful blogger. Someone has accused her of misleading and lying to other bloggers. This is all because she uses a nom de plume, French for a writer's name or pseudonym. She also does not post the actual names of her family members or details as to where they live. Well, this seems to be just intelligent blogging in today's world. I myself do not post identifying details such as our last names and where we live. The same complainer also told her that because the house pictured in her blog's header is not her house that it is also misleading. [She never claimed that it is her house]. Well, the old Singer in my blog's header is not mine.... That hardly seems like lying or misleading.

Using a nom de plume is legal and is done by many writers, often for security reasons and for privacy. 'Totally legal and acceptable. It seems harsh that someone would make such accusations against this blogger. Some examples of actual lying would include claiming to be another person, using a false name to avoid law enforcement, or claiming ownership of text and/or images that belong to someone else. Those actions are illegal. It seems to me that protecting one's privacy and the privacy of their family members is totally necessary on the web nowadays. Intelligent and safe blogging is admirable, not "lying" or "misleading". What are your thoughts on the subject?
Image: With A Russian-Dutch Heart

6 comments:

  1. I think it is very sad that people are so mean. I support whomever this is and have them in my prayers!
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

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  2. Morning, I agree with Cindi, how sad someone has to mention this to a wonderful fellow blogger..... Come on, enough already, lets all play nice, Blessings Francine.

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  3. My thoughts are the same as yours and I told her that. People are just mean. Sigh.

    Happy Spring!

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  4. Well said Danice and exactly how I feel. I was also saddened to read her post yesterday. Don't people have anything better to do than make trouble. SIGH

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