What would you write about your job if you knew that no one could trace it back to you? I've toyed with that question myself a few times. Boy, the stuff I'd write if I had no accountability over it - could be quite interesting, I tell you. Still I try to share at least the politically correct stuff here with you :)
(on a brighter note, you can always leave an anonymous comment on this blog post, and write whatever you think you'd have said on that anonymous blog. It'd be an interesting read!)
The idea is great. I'm not sure how he got them to do it, but it seems like he did, and I applaud the idea. The possibilities now are endless. Just take a look at a blog like mini microsoft to see just how bold an daring you can be when your identity is hidden. Great things can happen, and great conversations can ensue.
But I'm not sure this guy gets it just yet. The past month of his blog has been, to say it mildly, mild. That guy could have written that blog under his own name and still have the same things to say. He takes no chances.
What's the point of writing an anonymous blog if you don't write things that could get you fired if someone found out? or things that would piss people off, but were absolutely true? Maybe he's planning on coming out with it at some point. Or maybe someone at his job already found out. That would suck. But let's assume neither.
Not even writing that you hate your boss in an anonymous blog seems quite unreasonable, and although I realize this does not apply to most people, chances are that this guy does.
So, if you were a team lead on a team, and you could write whatever you want, what would you write about? All the stuff you can't talk about in front of people, of course. The bad stuff.
Where did you fail lately? what's your biggest hidden fear at work? at real life? if you could say one sentence to your customer, what would it be? What do you think your team says about you behind your back? What are the biggest risks in your project right now? Who would you fire right now if you could? Who would you hire ? Do you think you're a good lead? Really? What pisses you off the most at work?
Answer one of these questions, and you're on the right track to exposure and bare bones truth. Right now, you're just another blogger.