Just wondering if any of you guys keep a blog? I've had one since I was 17, and I love writing and posting for many reasons. Unfortunately, because blogs belong to the public sphere, one can't control one's readership. I find that when readership starts to grow (I currently get about 2000 hits a day), the number of "nasty" comments increases as well.
What is the deal with these people? Famous bloggers like Daphne (the original pinkshoefetish) and Xiaxue have plenty of detractors as well, so this isn't a new phenomenon. That's the thing that puzzles me - why would anyone want to leave nasty comments on a stranger's blog? What KIND of person does such a thing?
As a blogger I understand that it's beyond my control to prevent people from saying what they want on my blog. I just can't help shaking my head at why people delight in doing such things.
If you're feeling a little bored, you can check out this entry to get an idea of what I'm talking about: http://blindspot.blogsome.com/2006/04/09/avalanche/
Anyway, for my case I think it's probably because I don't take crap from anyone and I just shoot my mouth off and stand up for what I believe in. That probably pisses some people off.