For me, using a pseudonym isn’t about hiding from the government or whatever, it’s just an added layer of security from random weirdos and lunatics.
My follower count is roughly equivalent to the city of Nacogdoches, TX. A city that had 122 violent crimes in the last year.

Which is to say, you don’t need to do anything wrong to get death threats, etc. The law of averages in big numbers does that.
Any audience of a certain size will contain some number of psychopaths, crazies, murderers, along with some number of Saints, geniuses, artists, and innovators.
With fame, even the very minor form of it that is now proliferating because of the Internet, comes stalkers, extortionists, harassment of family and friends, dating problems, and ulterior motives.
I’ve been around famous people long enough to know that they are cut off from a normal life. Ryan Gosling and I used to frequent the same breakfast spot. I had the luxury of being able to eat at a nice table outside without strangers taking photos of me, he didn’t.
Another friend of mine is a well-known actor. The guy’s dating life is filled with suspicion and anxiety. It’s hard for him to know if someone he dates is really into him or if there’s some ulterior motive.
I’m not a celebrity or a very prominent person, but I have been targeted by people who were deeply mentally ill - not just from the left but people who are ostensibly in my own camp.

We saw just last night that some of these replyguys actually act out.
Pseudonymity is simply a way of holding all of that at arms length from personal life. It is a rejection of toxic celebrity culture and all that comes with it.

Something to consider in the ongoing “anon/facelord” debate.

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