Why is it that a blog writer can write piece after piece on all sorts of topics and get no comments, likes or attention however, when there’s a piece that someone disagrees with, there will be comments. I mean COMMENTS, half or better which are unfit for other human eyes and need to be deleted or dumped into the trash bucket. Poor trash bucket.
There’s a game that bloggers play it seems. They tend to like one another’s blog without having read more than half to one entry. Sometimes, they don’t read a word. It’s like an advertising campaign to get another blogger to like their blog in return. These are not the people I’m talking about here. They rarely leave nasty comments, if any response at all because that’s not who they are or what they are about nor, why they are around in the first place. The ones that I’m referring to, are those who have used a search engine to find information, find a piece in a blogger’s blog and proceed to insult the writer. Oftentimes, the comments are so raunchy that they cannot be approved for the public to read.
In the nearly 5 years now that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve learned to become a bit more bold in what topics I write about. Most of my pieces are of the “Opinion” category which technically means that I’m writing my own thoughts and opinions on a topic that either someone else has brought up with me during a week, some news story or perhaps, simply a personal experience that has evoked both thoughts and emotions in me enough to write about them. In other words, my blog is what has been inspired by something or someone who gives me the impetus to write something on it and, even though I have often researched facts for the piece, it’s written from the perspective that I, personally have derived from that topic and those facts or experiences.
When I write something, it’s because I have a) researched the topic and written the piece with what is known at that time about the matter I’ve written about or, b) it’s purely personal opinion or experience. None of them are invitations for personal insults nor, the type of pathetic comments that I have had to trash because they would cause my blog to become an X-rated place.
The saddest thing of all is that none of the insulting commenters have read many or perhaps, any of the other hundreds of pieces that I’ve written. They judge me according to the one or two pieces or the singular topic that they’ve chosen to read.
Let me get one thing perfectly straight to those who have comments like that. Yes, this is the internet and you are somewhat protected behind your computer screens in saying whatever you wish to say. However, take note that you do NOT know me because you’ve read a piece or two that I’ve written on a topic that you have had interest in reading. You may think that because of your anonymity behind the net that you’re feeling freer to say what you want to say, let me assure you that I can also see through you with your comments especially, the horrific comments that I’ve had to trash. Intelligence levels are showing when a commenter decides to defer to personal insults and attacks or crude and rude comments.
Before someone goes off into those types of comments on a post or subject, I invite you to read other pieces I’ve written first. I can pretty much tell which of the rude or insulting commenters have read what pieces and why they are resorting to such low-level comments or personal attacks. If they have read more than the one piece and commented on one or more with vulgar or thoughtless statements, they have tied or connected one to another of similar topic or content and think that they know me as a person to attack or simply because it’s easy to sit behind a computer screen bravely insulting the writer.
From my little corner of life, don’t look now but, for those types of commenters, you have shown yourself and painted a picture of who you are that I and others can see right through.
Have a wonderful day and remember…you don’t know me because you’ve read one of my blog pieces.