Do you have an online life that’s larger than just email or facebook. Do you write fanfic, like me, and have a bunch of people waiting for your next chapter? Maybe you post advice in a forum on a hobby you love. Are you close to people who only know your pseudonym?
What if you died? Like, today. Unexpectedly.
Sorry to be brutal, but nothing is certain. I mean, it happened to me…
I was coming from work, doing my regular thing, and the next second I was this close to being gone.
When I got out of surgery and rehabilitation and hospital and started on the long road back, the first thing I did was post an update to my followers. Despite being in a cast, in pain, and still nauseous from head trauma, I really really really did not want to just disappear without a trace.
Then I made a master list of my passwords to email and social accounts and sent it to my sister. Just in case. Like a will. I’m not being morbid, but if the worst happens, I am prepared.
So, go ahead and give a loved one a list of your online passwords. Like, now!