Sunday, May 20, 2007
Goodbye to Creeps
As I've been writing this blog, I've thought I've been thoughtful enough, sometimes outspoken, etc. I've talked about my own feelings, about pop culture, philosophy, about whatever. But I've noticed that there seem to be three people primarily drawn here: Neil, Julie (pictured to the right in all his Frank N. Furter glory), and Kilroy. (Apologies to the many others who have posted over the months, but these three, according to IP numbers, are the ones leaving most of the posts.)
Now, I've read other people's blogs, and, aside from the ones that get no readers and responses (like, well, Neil's blog), the ones that do have a variety of people reading usually do have some thoughtful and interesting responses. There's even occasionally a dialogue of some sort going on. No, not a gay, dumb, bitchy dialogue (sorry Neil and Julie) or a dumb stalker dialogue (sorry Kilroy), but, rather, an actual conversation between the blogger and the readers.
Which hasn't been the case on this blog, sorry to say. Yes, there have been 13,000 or so hits since this blog's inception, but I'm afraid that, aside from the creeps posting, many others were just checking in to see what the creeps were saying!
I'm bored with that, bored with the 5th-grade insults I've seen posted here. (And bored with my responses to them!) Luckily, this blog has a feature where I can screen all the responses. I'd initially chosen to turn that feature off, since I wanted a more exciting free-for-all, but...the 5th-grade insults (and my responses to them) have just gotten dumb and boring to me. As of tonight, though, I'm gonna use that feature.
I know I haven't been writing on a 5th-grade level, yet...that's the quality of the responses I've been getting... Hmmm. Guess it's about time I made an active effort to cut the creeps out of my life. Or at least my blog. Not that I'll be censoring any arguments that might disagree with what I've posted, just that I will be censoring creepy stuff from bitchy little queens like Neil and Julie. (No offense to queens in general---I'm just bored to death with bitchy little ones.)
So...just to let you know! Read on!