It is important to maintain you anonymity when you post the drivel that I do.
After all, I have a reputation to maintain, and some of the crap I post is way below my standards under my own name. Some people have accused me of hiding behind the pseudonym. To them, I would say, "Look at my past post". Did you notice that I have posted pictures of myself all over the place from age five to the present. Anyone who knows me would recognize the pictures and most of all they would recognize from the post text that slight loopy acquaintance they know.
One reason that I use a pseudonym is that some of the things I print in both post and comments are so ludicrous that they would destroy said reputation. I can deny that I personally ever said that and blame it on my alter ego. The other reason is that I have certain members of my family who love me but wish to hell I would shut up and stop spreading the "BS" in public. To them I owe at least a passing nod to privacy.
Another reason is that just in case I accidently post something that is profound and world changing, future historians will have to search hard to find who actually wrote using that pen name. I have cleverly used a dyslexic composite to throw people off the track.
Still another reason for a pen name is that other famous people have written under pen names and that allows them to maintain dual personalities without being diagnosed as a Schizophrenic .
However, there is an overriding reason for using a pen name. Before I started to post in BCN, I had a friend send me a link that he thought I might enjoy following. After reading some of the Orwellian Doublespeak, I decided that if I were to follow my narcissistic instincts and actually submit post for publication, it might be a good idea to hide behind the curtain like the Wizard of Ox.
All right, you forced me into it, I am really a "Liberal Southern Baptist" and the SBC are out to get me. Bobby Tony has left the building.