Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm a Wuss

Thank you everyone for you comments on my last post. Unfortunately, because of my reaction to that negative comment mentioned, I have decided to disable anonymous comments. It really is unfortunate, since I have received helpful comments from anonymous in the past. Also, I get very few comments as is, and now I have probably decreased my chances by half.

I know what you may be thinking, because Ly has said it. “Wuss!” But I don’t think I’m being “overprotective” of myself as Ly says. I think I’m just avoiding people whom are intentionally trying to hurt feelings. We have a friend whom has her husband talk to people whom have unintentionally hurt HER feelings then would go as far as avoid people who don’t like her but mostly ignore her. Now THAT’S overprotective. Me? I’m just trying to force the evil ones to ignore me, so that I know that most of the comments are made for good, whether I can initially handle them or not. Believe me. Once I start working again, I’ll be dealing with a lot of comments intended to hurt. But in real life, they're easier to weed out and quickly dismiss, because there are often circumstances that lead up to them. Here on my little blog, there isn’t.

3 comments:

jen said...

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people who want to make comments to identify themselves. If they don't want to take the trouble to register, it's their decision.

Marshmallow said...

I think it is a shame - since it disadvantages users on Typepad and Wordpress who don't have Blogger profiles. But it is your blog, and its your decision ultimately :-)

Salma Gundi said...

I don't like anonymous comments either. To me, they take on much more importance than if someone would just bother to type a one-use Other name in. Anonymous comments read like the Voice of All the Internets talking to you - which I find invasive when the Voice is talking all about my stuff on my blog.

I don't think you are being a Wuss. I think you are making use of a tool at your disposal to remove a chance of unpleasantness - kinda like giving up freedom of movement for the security of a seat belt. And as long as the cost-benefit ratio makes sense to you, I think that's all that matters.

Pft on wuss. Posting something shitty while hiding behind anonymity - that's the action of a real wuss.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.