Apparently the European Union is currently investigating whether to force all bloggers to register their real identities, with a photograph.
Now, I know of many bloggers who would simply stop blogging if they were no longer anonymous. I choose to be anonymous, simply because it suits the style of writing that I seek to achieve.
Personally I think it would be a shame to impose public profiles on people - it would certainly make the Blogosphere a less interesting place.
Thanks to Monday Books for pointing me in the direction of this.
Do please buy some books from them - it might be a bit cheaper to go via Amazon, but Monday Books always post via first class post, don't charge postage and are really nice people to deal with. When I look at the sort of books they publish, it makes me realise how valuable some of our small independent publishers really are.