Hey Guys, I hate to waste precious blog time on dumb people and dumb things, but we have bidness to address.
The internet isn’t as anonymous as you think. I am sure you know all about IP addresses, as leaving hateful snarky comments seems to be a hobby of yours. But did you know I have traced yours back a year and a half on my blog? And have been in touch with other bloggers who have traced them as well? Even when you try to sneak a nice comment in for whatever reason, I know those are you too. Also, sometimes when you leave so many fake emails you get confused and leave your real one. Which then links to your actual real life information. Like pictures, employer information. Another fact, most states, including but not limited to Illinois, have online bullying laws. And most cell carriers, like Verizon, take issues of harassment very seriously. Employers also tend to frown upon using work computers for such nonsense. If you don’t stop commenting here and contacting me, and the other bloggers I know about, I will have to release your real name and pictures and all of your hateful/bizarre/crazy comments. I am also not above taking legal action if you decide to make that necessary.
Because, here’s the deal. Do I really care that some crazy pants out there is hating on me? No, not really when some of the comments are about my “rainbow brite cluster*ck” cupcakes. I just don’t take that kind of thing super personally. And I also am lucky to have such a great community of readers who are so wonderful and so encouraging and I know not everyone out there has to like me. But this is beyond that. I hate that suddenly people think you can say and do whatever they want on the internet without consequence. I hate the general atmosphere of negativity that breeds. I am sure if your children were being bullied at school you would be horrified, but kids learn from their parents. The more hate you are exposed to, the more you become acclimated to it, and it doesn’t bother you so much. But it should. Criticism is fine, but you will never regret being kind.
So anyway, that is why I am not just going to go on a rampage and post your junk now, Jenn. Nor am I going to post the worst of your comments. Because I don’t want to be a part of the negativity, I just want it to stop. If you think I am bluffing, here are about 1/4 of the comments I have from you, with identifying info redacted. Next time it won’t be.
OK, well, I am glad we had this talk. Thanks.
Again, sorry for the waste of time everyone, but it had to be done.