I'm amazed at the number of comments I've been getting, though my tiny little corner of the blog world is nowhere near as significant as most. Some people have scrolled past the front page into older posts, to leave their thoughts on a piece of my writing that apparently has meaning for them. To those who take the time to write, I thank you. I understand how easy it is to click on past.
Of course, there's comments...and then there's diatribes. My dictionary defines diatribe thusly: "A bitter, abusive denunciation." I decided to reproduce the following comment to illustrate the sort of crap a lot of women get on their blogs. The comment is in response to this post. You wouldn't think that would get people so up in arms, now would you?
(Since I don't know the gender of the commenter, I will dub thee "it." The sentences in quotes are what I originally wrote; my replies to the comment's idiocy are in italics.)
Finally: You'll notice that the last three commenters to the original post have the same (pardon the profanity) chickenshit moniker: Anonymous. (No. #2 started out as Anonymous but ended up as Special K, so that doesn't count.) Personally, I don't comment to other blogs very often. However, when I do I use my own name. I feel if I'm going to write it, I should have enough gumption to own it. One wonders what other forms of cowardice the commenters display in their lives, if they can't stand behind some words on the Internet.