The beautiful thing about the internet is that most things stand anonymous. You can create new personas and alter egos on your myspace page or choose to chat with someone and tell them you’re a hottie. Who’s to know the truth?
This comes in handy for new business owners. You can present a sense of professionalism even if you’re a complete newbie. That’s why i didn’t put my picture or my real name on this website. I can pretend to be whatever i want. I find that a lot of make money bloggers post real pictures of themselves on their site. Some wear suits and even strike a pose. I kinda laugh cause it seems rather funny. I would understand if the blogger was an attractive person. But most are borderline fugly. I guess they were copying their heros. (johnchow, shoemoney, problogger)
I believe that the less you know about something, the more curious you’ll get. I’m still curious about the identity of Kumiko from cashquests. Is she hot? Is she fat? Is she old? Is she a he?
Pasting your mug on your blog can be counter productive for noob bloggers. What if i don’t like the way you look? What if you look silly in your suit? I’ve never seen your face before, why should i listen to you? These are questions to consider if you’re thinking about revealing your offline identity online.