Every writer has different reasons to start blogging on a personal website or someone else’s. That purpose is the only thing that can tell if you should blog anonymously or use your real identity.
You see, blogs can cover just about every topic out there in the world. If the subject of your choice is somewhat sensitive in nature and you feel that there can be some backlash if it is posted under your actual name, then it might be useful to post as John Doe. But if the topic is something that will not have any negative consequences on your life, then you should think about using your real name or a part of it.
You also need to find an excellent website that will publish your article and keep you as a John Doe if the topics are sensitive. If you are thinking about why you can’t start a personal anonymous blog, there is one big reason:
Your Readers Might Not Trust You
When you write an article about an experience, opinion, or perspective, then your readers will have no reason to believe you until they can confirm that you are a trustable source. Your readers will want to know your background to verify that your story or reasoning can be trusted.
If you post on a reputable website that is known for checking each author’s background and publishing their stories, without exposing their name, then your blog will be taken more seriously.