Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dear Commenters


Dear Readers:

Today's subject has to do with blog comments....those little snippets that bring joy to any blogger - somewhat like a little treat for a dog. We all love comments - especially the comments oozing with praise and ego-stroking gratification that justify the hours spent toiling over a post.

However, when we get a comment from "Anonymous" that goes something like this:

"Opulently I agree but I think the post should have had more information" -

-it leaves me shaking my head in a "what the hell?" sort of way.

There are so many things wrong with this - so let's begin:

First, "Anonymous." Who are you? If you can't put a name to your comment, you don't deserve to get published. Period. I don't even ask for real names - use "John Smith" for all I care - but put a name to your words - or they don't mean squat. Hiding behind "Anonymous" is just that - hiding. Man up and use a name.

Second, "Opulently". Another "what the hell?" moment for me. As in, "What the hell does 'opulently' mean?" I looked it up in my Mac dictionary - it didn't know what it meant either. Opulent means rich and luxurious - so are you saying, "Richly and luxuriously, I agree??" What? Whatever. So - for future reference, whoever you are - use a word that I (and my Mac) can understand. It helps get your point across if I can understand what you're saying. I'm just saying. You can call me dumb if you want - but my peeps and I aren't ones to go around using "opulently" in our every day conversation. Or bloggings.

And third, "the post should have more information." Oh, really? Do you not understand what a blog is? I can tell you what it is not. It is not an encyclopedia. It is not a reference book. It is not a "how-to" manual. It is a BLOG, for crying out loud. It's whatever I want to make it. It's whatever I want to write about. I give you as much information as I see fit. If you don't like it - move on. I'm not even sure what "information" you're looking for - that sounded rather creepy or stalker-like, if you ask me. Ugh.

So, be gone with you, "Opulent Anonymous Commenter Who Seeks More Information."

I will stick with my non-opulent writings of little information. And proudly sign off as the one and only,

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5 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I think, most of the 'Anonymous' post are well known to us!! They shouldn't bother us, if they are polite and precise to the point. Usually, 'anonymous' have a different personality than us, who writ openly an 'opulently'!! I would say 'anonymously' that you post is excellent. Cheers.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Man, that anonymous dude stole my idea of going around and posting nonsensical comments on everyone's blogs. (Did you like how I slipped a big word in there?) I allow anonymous comments, but I go back and delete the ones that are in Chinese or trying to sell something. Sheesh. That seems like a stupid way to advertise to me. I'm just gonna delete it was a waste of their time.

Drama Queen said...

Phivos, A.J. - and others -

Thank you for your support - I have to apologize, though...I was in a very cranky mood this morning. Too much fun and frivolity and wine and Bailey's Irish Cream last night at our Reindeer Games left me in a very - um - not-so-happy mood this morning. This was a case where I read the comment and then blasted with both barrels - and I should have just taken a deep breath, gone to church, and then come home and responded. :) My hubby said I was too hard on the poster - and he's probably right.

I am okay, now...not so cranky - and always enjoy comments - good, or bad...I guess I just want them to make sense!

I love the big word, AJ - at least I know what it means. As opposed to opulent. But now I know what opulent means and I have been using it all morning - much to the dismay of my husband!

Noelle said...

i'd have to just say this was an opulent post and made me feel opulently opulent.

mmmmm hmmmmm.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love it. I'm fortunate enough to not have had any Anons, so I'm good in that regard, but I am sure that it's a total pain. Opulent = a fancy word they're using just 'cause they can.