I am sitting here today with a blogging hangover. I did something yesterday and got involved with something that I’m very ashamed of. Some of you know where I went and some of you know who I’m talking about. But for those of you who don’t, I want to keep it that way as to not give them any more attention.
I’m left wondering today, why we do this to one another as human beings.
I’ll put it in a nutshell. I had gone to this site because I’d like to teach my granddaughter a little more about cooking this summer. She tends to get bored and she’s shown an interest in helping me more and more with it. I wanted to get us matching aprons and I’d seen them at this site and and wanted to look at them better. I go there and there is this HUGE WAR going on about spanking. I wasn’t about to get into that one when it was already going on just nifty without me adding my two cents but I couldn’t resist reading about it. Then the writer goes on to write another post hoping to get right back into it and earn herself more comments. I think it’s all about the comments on this site and those who get more have more control over they they get to write about.
Okay, I was fine with that but then I read where this writer is pointing out certain people by name and calling them names. That’s when my dander got up because we all have our rights. Our opinions matter to us. So, I got into the whole dang thing and let me tell you, I BLEW UP! I hadn’t made a comment there in a really long time and I missed going there a lot and that’s really why I started blogging on my own, I missed the human contact. I didn’t get blasted as much as I thought I would by her and her cronies. You see, she has a very popular personal blog and all her friends bled into this site with her. That is really why I left. I didn’t agree with them most of the time and felt…well…what can I say, I felt bullied. No matter what this person says, they all laugh at her and rush to her side NO MATTER WHAT.
So, now I sat at the stupid computer all day watching for comments that are sure to tear me apart. I was ready. I knew I wasn’t going to make any more comments to add to the ones she wanted so bad, so the one made, I made really count.
But, I sit here today and don’t feel good about it. What is it that makes us behave this way? I am a pretty rational person and live a life that’s pretty much on the up and up. I would never walk up to someone and hurt them in real life so why, why did I do it on-line? I have never as much as slapped anyone. I’ve never been in fisticuffs with anyone. Do we feel braver because nobody really knows us?
I guess the bottom line with me was that she was saying really nasty things about someone else’s personal choices and she was making them feel foolish for things she’s admitted to doing in the past and I felt it was unfair
I think maybe I should learn to keep my big fat trap shut because I don’t like myself for getting involved and doing that