Well, after a lot of careful thought and ultimately a few mistakes that identified who I actually am, I have decided to take the plunge from anonymous blogging to blogging under my real identity.
This post is intended to give a background as to why I blogged anonymously and hopefully answer any other questions you have.
Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Alistair Sloan. I’m 21 years old and I am returning to University in September 2010 to complete my undergraduate legal education.
Everything you have ever read on this blog is true and has happened in my life. Nothing has been exagerated or was false. I’ve removed some posts purly because they are no longer appropriate now that my real identity is known.
I began blogging in January 2008 as a cheap form of therapy to try and help me regain interest in the things I loved prior to suffering from clinical depression. Due to the nature of what I potentially was going to be blogging about and the fact that my poor health was a secret (even from my parents’) I decided to blog anonymously so as to prevent people from stumbling accross me by accident – I really didn’t want people knowing.
As time went on I built up a following and still due to what was going on in my life Oliver Smith was born. Why Oliver Smith? In truth I have no idea!
There will of course now be changes, but I have still to decide how to impliment these. I am keen to continue blogging as I enjoy it and I have met some very interesting people through the blog and Twitter.
Anyway, that’s all for now folks!