When I first started blogging, my URL was my first and last name. But I decided that I didn't want to be quite that public with my identity, so I changed it. Then I went through and edited every mention of my last name from existing posts. Then I got myself a more generic email address.
I'm still fine using my first name, but in the last few weeks I've been thinking long and hard about using pseudonyms for my children. I don't know if it's the upcoming arrival of Morty and Ferdie that has me contemplating the switch or something else, but I want your opinions.
Why do you (or don't you) use pseudonyms on your public blog?
Do you ever wish you did? (or didn't?)
If you've got a private blog, what is your reasoning for having it private?
I don't think I'll ever go private, but I may just spend some of my down time in the next couple of weeks editing any mention of my children.
(And no, I will not be naming my babies "Morty" and "Ferdie," but that's what we're calling them for now. Two points if you know where the names come from.)