So I’ve been writing for this little blog for a year and a half now (probably closer to 2 years if truth must be known), and in the beginning I had no comments. Ever. None, zilch, nada, zip. For more than a year. Then, maybe about 4-5 months ago, I started really working hard at this ol’ internet blogging thing – i.e., trying to network, joining groups, commenting on other people’s blogs…and as a happy result, finally receive feedback and comments from my readers (not a whole ton, mind you, but 1 or 2 per post). I love hearing what other people have to say, and responding on their blogs, finding new interesting bloggers…what a world out there.
But the major drawback of the internet is that it’s anonymous – you can spread nastiness quite easily, and do it without fear of repercussion. Take my first nasty comment (above) on my post about how to DIY your own Katherine Hamnett tee using handcut thermoflex vinyl lettering. If the commenter had specifically said what they didn’t like, I’d be able to respond in kind, or at least be like, okay, that’s their opinion, perfectly legit, fine, whatever.
What’s hideous? Are you an SATC/SJP-hater? Are you saying my final product pales in comparison to the original? That I look hideous in the photo? (I’m probably with you on that. I’m no model.)
But wow. 2:45 AM may not be time for Anonymous’ close-up.
My first negative comment! I’m finally somebody!!
I’m not looking to encourage nastiness or negativity, and I don’t want (m)any crudeness on my blog.
How do I deal?
Bwahahahaha it’s my blog, I’ll DIY if I wanna.