Tuesday, January 08, 2008

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY READERS (assholes and non-assholes alike)

My dear readers:

I started my blog on a whim two and a half years ago. The intended audience was family members and friends, who had always taken a shine to my writing. I had no idea that someday the large majority of my readership would be comprised of strangers but that is what has happened.

Now, I'm grateful for the readers I have (read any one of the comments to my posts and you'll see how impassioned they are) but there's been an increasing amount of truly offensive, hurtful, and insulting comments left by anonymous parties (talk about taking impassioned to a whole other level. Losers), who have taken it upon themselves to criticize the life that I'm leading (the single most active offender(s), by the way, is a reader from Montreal). I'm not sure I want to subject myself to this kind of nonsensical abuse any longer and am contemplating creating a private blog that only my friends and family can access.

I don't know what I'll end up deciding to do but I'm sorry that grown-ass, literate adults choose to spend their time abusing strangers, who intended to do nothing more than entertain. It's a sad shame. Goddamn punks.

The Nerddd


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear!
I guess the old adage, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, isn't followed anymore :o(

Best wishes

Sasha said...

I started getting hater-aid on my comments also. That's why there's no longer an option for comments on my blog and only a handful have the link. I like the privacy of it. I suggest it. There's no reason to take abuse from people who don't know you in person or decide to put rude things up here just to be mean because they can get away with it. Its harassment and you don't deserve that.

I understand that this is an open forum but people should also exercise a bit of common sense and use proper respect. Don't use hateful language like that just because it amuses them.

Its just rude.

Bottom line: I say go for it and pass out the link to those you want there, not those who show up and shit on you because they are assholes themselves.

sadoinnj said...

thats so unfortunate because i am one of those readers that came to your site by chance and have been hooked. since i don't know you, i won't be able to share in your journey onwards! but if it comes to your integrity, you shouldn't have to be beholden to the rudeness of others. if you do decide to go private, i wish you all the best with MP and otherwise. perhaps we can look forward to published stuff from you.. :)

SabilaK said...

Hey Montreal,

Rejected! Denied! Keep bitchin' to your imaginary friends, okay? And, seriously, if you are who I think you are, you're a bigger loser than I'd ever imagined.

Get a life.

Francesca said...

Don't let the bastards get you down.

Sasha: your article was vivid and immediate and conveyed quite a sense of what it must have been like to be in Karachi on that day. Glad you're home OK.

Terra Shield said...

Oh,I too came here by the next blog button, and have been hooked on this site since the middle of 2006. I bet I'm gonna miss it loads if and when you decide to make it private.

Well, I've seen the comments you've mentioned, and I understand your need for privacy.

Good luck!

Sasha said...

Thank you Francesca. It was a crazy night. I'm still exhausted and have been holed up in my apartment since I got back and have been recovering. Vacation after my vacation.




oh well, do what you think is better ^^