Friday, January 6, 2012

A Letter to an Abusive Anonymous Commenter

Dear Anonymous Commenter,

When you start off your comment by saying "This is a joke!" You have already lost me. A) Because a lot of my writing is just that- a joke- sarcasm, wit, dark humor, something you may not understand, and B) I already know you are about to attack from a place of irrationality and what strong woman would lend herself to that?  When you then tell me how I should have paid for a lawyer to consult with about taking out a private loan for my college education, perhaps you misunderstood my entire blog post. You know the whole part about how and why I had to take out a college loan in the first place- because there was no money? As for your comment about being an adult at 18, I laugh. Just because the government says so, doesn't make anyone an adult, nor does it make them magically financially eligible to take on the burden of 25 year loan, nor does it make them emotionally capable of picking up a gun and killing people on the other side of the world and walking away unscathed. As for telling me all good things come with a price especially the babies I want to have, I say thank you! You read my blog and read that entire post no matter how infuriating it was to you! It's nice to know I have new readers out there! I also feel I should say, because this is my blog, I have the power to delete your rants at will. You pay nothing to read this and so I hold no qualms about silencing your voice, sorry, your "anonymous" voice. I am always open for debate, but never for abuse.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Sincerely,

Lindsey

5 comments:

alexandrawrote.com said...

I can't wait to tackle the subject of comments. The creation of this little box to just type and publish whatever opinions at one's whim is used carelessly. If you don't have anything constructive to say (it doesn't have to all be rosy, but at the least be of help) then leave it for your journal.

Lindsey said...

totally! There's a difference between a rant and a comment. I find the blogging community overall pretty supportive but to leave an angry rant and then to leave it Anonymously!!! That's just taking out a bad day on someone.

mk said...

It's not easy to put yourself out there like you have Linds. Anonymous h8ters sometimes come with the territory. Even Steve Martin and Albert Brooks get them-so you are in good company! Keep up the incredible writing <3

Lindsey said...

Thanks, MK! Way to put it in perspective!

SteveB said...

Good for you. I've been lucky with the whole flaming spam commenters, which I count myself lucky.

Well thought out and presented points are worthy of a response. Flames and nonsense should only be met with