Wednesday, March 18, 2009

To "Anonymous" With Nothing!


Once upon a time, I had only one blog... this one. It was new and for a few months, nobody knew who I was outside of a few family members and I got maybe one comment a day. I went for days and sometimes weeks without a single comment. All of us who have blogs went through this period.

I think around April of last year, I began to get some traffic and averaged around 6 comments on a good day. Today, I average about 20 comments a day and if I've written an exceptional post, I'll get about 30 comments. I love the traffic and the exchange of ideas. For that reason, I leave my blog open to not just people with Google accounts but, non-bloggers who wish to comment too. I have about 14 good friends who comment everyday on both of my blogs who do not have blogs themselves. If it wasn't for them, I might not get any comments at all sometimes. Herein lies the problem...

When you have a blog, it leaves you open to other people who do not always make their presence known. You see, the people who comment are not the only people who are reading your site. At any given time, any number of people could be reading but choosing not to comment. I read many blogs everyday and sometimes I just don't have time to comment (especially now, because I'm also on Facebook).

Public blogs like this attract a number of loons who can be so upsetting that they cause many of my fellow bloggers to wage holy wars of words with them in the comments section. I absolutely refuse to stoop to that level. I have two commentators who post under the name "Anonymous". One is a right-wing nut who seems to get annoyed every time I write anything positive or anything period about Barack Obama. He even told me that my blog should be renamed "Obama's Space" but, here is the funny thing... this person seems to comment the most on posts where I haven't mentioned Barack Obama at all.

I don't get it. This idiot seems to think he is cute when he leaves comments that say... "If John McCain was president, "this" wouldn't have happened. But, he's not president and this particular anonymous commentator hasn't realized that this is not his blog. I could disable the anonymous feature altogether but, I won't do that. Some of my readers have engaged this fool in "comment" battles... I don't intend to do that either. But, I do intend to exercise my option to delete his silly comments from now on.

Then, there is my second "anonymous" commentator. I suspect that this person is a female (at least, I hope they are, considering some of the things that are said). This is another person that likes to play on blogs. She comments mostly on my other blog... telling me how turned on a story or poem has made her and how she wants to throw her panties up in the sky or things like that. Most of my readers are amused by her comments (I sure hope you aren't a man) but, it's all getting to be a bit much. No matter what I write on that blog, I am always asked if a story or poem is going to have sex in it or something silly of that nature. From now on, her (or his) comments will be deleted too.

I've given both of you your 15 minutes of fame and I hope you've enjoyed this post. I don't intend to waste anymore time writing about you or allowing you to cut up on my blog. I'm not even going to tell you to go to someone else's blog. Nobody should have to put up with this kind of foolishness. From now on, when you come to my blog... Zap! You're gone baby, gone!

(This was a public service announcement from the Maverick of All Bloggers! )

31 comments:

Blu Jewel said...

Good for you Keith. While this is a public forum, it's still YOUR space and you don't have to engage the foolishness that people; especially anonymous comments bring. If they were so confident in what they're putting out there, then why hide? Hell, you can create any name and STILL be unknown.

Keep on keeping on Keith as I'm happy and proud to bare my name not only as a fellow blogger, but as a commentor.

love to live; live to love!

Political Sean said...

Tell em why you mad good brother!!
Tell em why you mad!!

James Perkins said...

Well written...Those idiots don't even deserve a post dedicated to them..That's what they want..recognition..But I understand that you probably just had to get it off your chest.

Toni said...

There is always someone lurking who makes it bad for everybody else.

Angie B. said...

Don't let the haters get you down
Keith.

Sunflower said...

This is one of the few blogs I can comment on because I don't have a google account, I would hate for that to be messed up because of some coward with a hidden agenda.
Glad you addressed this Keith.

Simon Bastion said...

As usual Well Written..This is the purpose of blogs to get things off your chest..You certainly show courage on this blog..It's a shame that some of your commenters can't do likewise.

Tate2 said...

Go get em Keith. Don't delete the panty tossing commenter,I find her comments funny as hell!lololol

Vanessa said...

Preach Keith! lololol.

Lisa said...

Speak on it Keith!! lolololol.

Halo said...

Haters come and Haters Go..It comes with the territory..Don't legitimize them.. I'm with James..
That's what they want..but I know how you feel.They do make you mad as hell.

Jazzy said...

Tell the truth Keith, Tell the truth!!lololol

Swaggie said...

It's Your Blog and they ought to know it...I'm glad you wrote this.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Lolololol @ Political Sean-"Tell em why you mad"- I concur.

Captain Jack said...

Great Post...You're putting the idiots on notice.

laughing808 said...

ok, I had to come out of lurking to comment on this.....

Its really unfortunate that someone feels the need to exhibit foolishness in other peoples space. It really takes time and engery for bloggers to put together a post, be it personal or business related, it's some work. And to have someone stop by and make light of your efforts with silly comments is really unfortunate.

Thanks for taking the high road and not stoopping to their level.

Jillian said...

what a bunch of bull donkey malarky! (have no idea but i just think saying that sounds cool) LOL

the blessing and the curse of a public space...but as someone else already stated K-Thizzle it's your space and you do with it what you want!

talk about both ends of the spectrum...a hater and a panty dropper...SWEET!!! hahaahahaha..one would assume they cancel each other out...hahahaha

*off current blog topic*
OH AND I SAY PARTY BOTH WEEKENDS! lol...I'll party with you in spirit out here in the lone star state!!!!

Keith said...

@Welcome Laughing 808- lolol-I was wondering when you were finnally going to grace my blog with your presence..Come back..Don't be a stranger!! I usually keep it smurfy over here..Well really,on both of my blogs!

Keith said...

@ Jillian-What's up Jilly Jill?-lol.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Good Ole Anonymous. God bless 'em.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Good for you!!!

SLC said...

Well written thought I'm sure he'd disagree. I've grown accustomed to seeing the names associated with the comments on your blog, and have come to appreciate these individuals. You generally attract good people, and if the ever create their own blogs, their conduct here will draw me to them.

See ya at Escapades
SLC

LadyLee said...

LOL@ "throw my panties up in the sky". HILARIOUS!

(Yeah bruh... I uh, hope that is a woman. REALLY).

I enjoy your writing over at Escapades. But I ain't throwing my dayum drawers up in the sky. Sorry, Keith. It ain't happening.

LOL!!!!!!

I very seldom have anonymous bloggers. And if I do, I will erase their comment if it is out of line. If you too shy to leave your name, then that says a lot about you, right? Hence, your comment disappears.

Good post.

RiPPa said...

Dang Keith, don't you know how this internet thing works?! People, especially the anonymous one's, get super gangsta from the kilobytes. These are the people who wouldn't bust a grape in real life. But feel the need to HIDE behind a computer screen.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I say put them on blast!!! I know when I did, a lot of the dumb comments ended. Although, April has since apologized, and has tried to comment like she has some damn sense...I really think she is idiotic.

A.Smith said...

Anonymous posters are a problem all over the blogosphere. My personal issue with them is that they won't use a name so that in some way they have to be responsible for what they say.

It's for that reason that you can't help but laugh at them. If they really believed what they said, they'd put a name on it, right? I don't get people who do and say things just for a reaction. Why waste your time?

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

My prayers are with them in hopes that they join google and get a blogspot.com address.

Love ya.
Like you, I read a lot and not every blog deserves a comment but are just an interesting read.

Peace and continued blessings!

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Interesting...maybe they're the same person...lol. This is the reason I don't allow anon comments. I figure if you're big and bad enough to say it the least you can do is post it under some kinda (psuedo)name. To bad Blogger doesn't allow us to block IP addresses.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Just came back to say I'm facebooking too, it's so much fun and addictive. How do "we", you and I get any real work done with all our blogging and facebooking? LoL

Have a blessed one!

Kofi Bofah said...

Looks like these two are obsessed with you...

Marcus LANGFORD said...

I dig your blog Keith; there's a lot of good and intellectual stuff going on over brotha.

I'm getting back into blogging more consistently and there was a time when I was averaging from ten to fifteen comments and much like yourself, I'd get more comments based on the content of the blog post. I'm going to keep blogging and rebuilding my network.

And as far as anonymous bloggers who create mischief on others' blogs are despicable!




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