It's usually a bad idea to blog when you're having a particularly shitty, depressed day and are wishing death upon select people (unrelated to this post). But Masuka requested an update, and I will never let Masuka down. So if anything I say makes you wanna pull your hair out? Sorry. But I wanted to pull mine out first.
As I've said many times in the past, I love my readers. I do. The comments and feedback I get from you is a big reason I keep blogging. But the subject of anonymous posters keeps coming up.
The number of anony-commenters is continually growing, and that's not necessarily a good thing. A lot of you are hiding behind it to make remarks about things you know very little about, including aspects of my personal life that I don't even write about.
While I can tell who some of you are just by writing styles, and I figured out who people like Danger Owl and others are, that doesn't quite matter.
My question is - why? Why hide behind an anonymous comment to try and make a virtual stranger (or not, in some cases) feel like shit? I'm all for sparking debate and clearing things up in my comments, but at least have the conviction to make a name for yourself. Allow me to know who you are among the rest. Otherwise, nothing you say will ever be taken seriously and you end up looking quite the fool. Chances are, I do know who you are. Quite a few of you. And I'm unimpressed and frankly disappointed.
People have asked me to turn off anonymous comments - but I can't. If I do that, my regular non-blog folks with "internet nicknames" won't be able to comment. And I'm fine with anonymous comments - it's just the nasty ones that annoy me. I see no point in spending hours on a blog if all you can do is think up juvenile insults and judgy "pearls of wisdom" that lack any true wisdom or insight at all. (I especially laugh at those when I'm fully aware of who you are, yet you have no idea that I do.) Perhaps you need a new hobby, or to find your equally awkward life partner on Lavalife, hmm?
There are enough assholes and judgy know-it-alls among the shining stars in my real life - the ones on here affect me significantly less, yet the fact that they try so hard is irritating. So don't bother. Let's stick with the sunshine and lollipops, shall we? I'm negative enough for us all.