If you think libelous blog posts or defamatory online comments writen by “anonymous” people are safe from lawsuits, well… think again.
In Model forces Google to reveal ‘skank’ blogger’s identity you will read about Liskula Cohen and how she is finding out the identity of a blogger who wrote defamatory things about her.
(Please note that I am not a lawyer. If ever you find yourself on the receiving end of a libelous/defamatory comment, please get assistance from techies and investigators who are experts at this sort of thing. Focus on what you do best, let others do the checking for you.)
What if the name used was fake? There are still ways of getting a clearer idea of who is behind the attack. You can check IP addresses, for example, and date or timestamps. Sometimes, someone slips up and gets careless.
Anyway, as I’ve said earlier, there are experts who can easily ferret out certain types of people online. It’s all just a matter of time.
In the meantime, just focus on what you enjoy and what you do best. If it’s writing you like, then go ahead and blog. Write to your heart’s content. Try not to get down when some people write false things about you.