We all complain about what's on TV. There is a simple answer - it's called the 'off' switch - an under-used device that should be employed far more than it is. The same goes for blogging.
In the last week I have come across two blogs, who for one reason or another, mostly unfathomable, have been 'attacked' by someone in their comments box. Mutley was a victim to this person, who left giant sized repetitive comments all because he was a commenter on another blog. Mutley's blog itself is not for the faint at heart, with its mixture of off-the-wall rude humour, but why do some people behave like this?
A while ago I came under the same sort of attack. My blog rapist started with a few nasty comments on the blog and then turned his attentions to violating my email inbox night and day. I was gallantly supported by my fellow bloggers (HERE) through a nasty couple of weeks but I still do not understand what make these cowards behave in such a way.
If you don't agree with the content of a blog - then stay away.
This is the one place where there is still free speech - Big Brother has not poked his nose in, and although there are some very perverted blogs out there, mostly they die a death, or are flagged by the blogging community. You may not agree with the content of a post, or that of the blog itself, but surely we are adult enough to have intelligent debate about our difference of opinion.
My own experience shook me up a little, made me wiser about this blog thing - it also taught me how to put padlocks on me emails.
The only consolation that came out of the whole nasty episode was that my attacker very often called me a 'cnut' - the dyslexic tawt!