I’ve debated turning off the anonymous option for comments, but haven’t up to this point because often folks choose the anonymous option because they think they need to have a blogger ID to post. You don’t, you can choose to post under any name you like.
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to turn it off, and I’m sad about that.
And anonymous isn’t really anonymous. My web stats tell me where folks are writing from, and it’s easy to see when many posts come from the same location.
If what I write ‘alienates’ folks, so be it. Anyone who is alienated by my blog would definitely NOT like a class with me or one of my books, which are filled with the same opinionated, strong thoughts that the blog is.
I write what I write, and I write the blog for me more than for anyone else. My goal isn’t to make as many friends and fans as possible, it’s to try to clarify – for myself – what is going on in my life and in my design world.
To read my blog when it offends would be masochistic. Stop hitting yourself. Life is too big and beautiful and full of joy to cling to things that pain us. So move on to something that brings you happiness, don’t spoil what time we have.