- The privilege of tenure;
- A sense that privacy on-line is an illusion;
- Blogging seemed a natural extension of writing & publishing, which had been doing under my own name since I was 17 years old.
I started blogging after I got tenure. And when I began, I had already been "out" on the web under my real name for a couple of years. When I started my first weblog, it never occurred to me to post anonymously. I didn't think about it at the time, but the decision to post under my own name was the result of three things: