I have to stop comments on this blog. I don’t know what it is about my writing, or maybe every blog experiences this and other writers are just better at coping with it, but I get such a lot of really nasty stuff. Not related to anything I’ve written. It seems that me simply being female and writing things is offensive. Or maybe it’s just that they can fling abuse at a woman with no repercussions. All I know is that there is a lot of abuse flung.
I get maybe one or two real comments a week. And to those people I do apologize. Please, don’t think I don’t like our communication. But I just can’t cope with all the dozens of messages of nastiness that I have to wade through. And I have to wade through it. There is no filter that just blocks it automatically. I have to see and manually reject all of it. Yes, I can add things to automatic rejection lists, but that doesn’t slow down the slurry of first-time foulness.
So I’m just done. Yes, they win. Or maybe not. Because it really does seem like my scribbling is what is getting to them and I am NOT stopping that. But I don’t get to talk with anyone because I don’t want to talk with them. So I’m sad regardless of winning or losing.
I still accept email (though that too has its detractions… rather explicit ones). And I’m on Twitter if you know where to find me. For now, I even have a Facebook account though that seems useless most of the time. Far more performance than communication in that medium. I don’t know how long I’ll keep up the effort on that. I don’t get much out of it, so why?
I do sincerely apologize to the few people I talk with on this blog. I hope you understand. I just am not cut out for vile things. I already don’t like humans too much. I don’t need more fuel on that flame.
So, no more Wednesday Discourse. It will just be Wednesday-me-with-my-pen like every other day.