Abel Pharmboy of Terra Sigillata and PalMD of denialism blog are planning a session of the ScienceOnline’09 conference which will focus on

the needs and justification for anonymity or pseudonymity in blogging.

Abel is requesting some reader input on this topic prior to his meeting.

I’m closing in on three years of blogging as Abel Pharmboy and, as I’ve said before, I am often referred to in meatspace as “Abel” regardless of whether people know my real name. What would Abel Pharmboy lose or gain if he wrote under his real name? Would he be any different? Do Abel’s voice and my real voice differ in tone or authority?

Please go over to the comments and answer the following query:

Do you trust me and the content I provide here under my pseudonym?
Why or why not?