Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here's a question for you....

Outside of one person once saying I led a "boring and paltry" life and they couldn't imagine why anyone would want to read what I write...ahem...I haven't ever had any negative, naughty things said to me here on my blog. That person might've thought so but this isn't written for him/ her so hopefully my grandsons will enjoy it someday. But I've been noticing a lot of deleted comments and "If you comment here, be nice" kinds of disclaimers elsewhere. How have you found most of your readers to be? What's the meanest thing anyone's ever said to you?

11 comments:

Suburbia said...

I have been very lucky and not had anything offensive but now I've written that down I hope I'm not jinxed! I did delete 2 comments that I made recently, but that was because I made a mistake in them!!

This is such a great way of keeping a diary for the future, for you and your grandkids. I would never write a diary unless it was in blog form.

Meadowlark said...

I don't think I've had anything mean said to me at my place, at a few other places people have got on me about things and it's devolved into somewhat of a bitchfest.

I have had an anonymous commenter lately that makes me feel a bit skeevy. Nothing bad, just an awareness that someone is "looking" at me. But I'm weird that way I suppose.

And yeah, I write for me and the few family that visit. The rest of you are just gravy!!!! :)

Lynda said...

Meanest? Can't really think of anything in particular.

I hope this is not an issue for you going forward.

Donna said...

The worst thing I've found in my comment section here on Blogger is some spam. Oh, and one former AOL chat person who is bi-polar... he doesn't get too bad, but sometimes he pushes my buttons.

The worst thing I ever had on my AOL blog was a comment from a former "Christian 50 plus" chat room person. I linked to a gay man's blog from mine, and this guy says, "And you pretend to be a Christian?"

The gay man's blog wasn't sexual in nature, so the implication was that a good Christian wouldn't be reading the blog of any gay person.

Hogwash. If I had to agree with the beliefs and lifestyles of every blogger I know before I could read what they had to say, I wouldn't be reading much.

Other than that, I've been quite fortunate with comments.

Melissa B. said...

I've had comments that disagreed with what I said, and one time a really long post in some kind of Asian language (Japanese? Chinese? I have no clue, plus I have no idea what it said), but never anything nasty. I do know a few blog friends who take comment moderation seriously, and won't post comments until they've approved them first. My policy is to go with what's out there, and let the chips fall where they may.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I've also been fortunate and have never had a negative comment. And I've never given one; I have deleted a comment or two that I sent but because they didn't make sense the way they were written; so I'd correct it and resend.

Some people are jealous or resentful; some are having bad days and take it out of you; and I think a few are just plain malicious!

Alaine said...

I get so few comments that I'm sure I'd know if it was mean. I can't think of anything. :) The meanest thing someone COULD say to me though is that I don't care about my kids. That would kill me. But I don't think anyone would say that...or could.

Danielle said...

I am going to answer this in a blog post ~ perhaps tomorrow ~ because the only nasty comments I ever received were from my own "family"

Dori said...

Never anything bad or mean...a couple of "get some perspective and stop being so whiny" comments--to which I had to explain that I am able to gain perspective once I get the thoughts out of my head and onto paper or blog so back up and let me deal the only way I know how. Then there was the "friend" who just left inappropriate comments-but she's on meds now and no longer bothers me. :D

I'd never dream of attacking someone on their blog--I've disagreed a couple of times but I'd never be disrespectful or hurtful. It's their space--not mine!

Meadowlark said...

Dori, please get some perspective and stop being so whiny.

Oh, wait, this isn't your place? So sorry ;) but it still made me giggle.

Danielle, I can't wait to read that one. Comment here when it's done so we can check it out. Family. You can't live with 'em and you can't kill 'em. :)

Liz said...

Catching up with your posts.

I've been fortunate not to have problems in commenters ... so far!