Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Back to my cheerful and grumpy self...

Apparently, being grumpy cheers me up. Woot!

Here's my observation of the day:

I love getting comments. I love when people read the blog. I love when newcomers stop by and say "Hey." If they like what I write or feel compelled to share a similar story (or one completely off the subject... I'm not picky!), that's cool. I'm totally cool with that. I'm all for intelligent discussion, expounding and deliberating issues where people don't always agree... emphasis on the word, "intelligent." People aren't going to agree about everything, and agreeing to disagree is just fine with me.

What I don't like is when someone stops by to leave a comment and is nasty about what was written. Or leaves some comment that slams all the other comment-ers. If you don't like what you read, move on. I've done the "Next Blog" button a couple of times. In fact, that's how I found a few of my favorite "Cool Kids." If I happened upon one that I didn't like or whose contents shared opinions directly opposing mine... I left. I moved on. I didn't comment to tell those bloggers how stupid they are/were for feeling the way they do/did. I just moved on. No harm, no foul. I wouldn't just jump on someone's SPACE to slam them when I could just quietly leave...

So far, I don't think anyone has done that here. Someone did today over at Maliavale's place. I don't know what it is in me... but that really set me off. Enough to blog about it (I know, I know! I need a life).

So... what's my point? I truly enjoy reading all your blogs. You're all fun and different in your own way. And if anyone jumps in your space to badmouth you, your interests, your writing... I've got your back. I'm there. I'll strike back with all the venom I have (it may not be much, but I'll spew it anyway). So that's my story today. Yeah. I'm done ranting now. Thanks for listening.

16 comments:

Kim said...

Psst! You published this post twice. I'm not being critical, just letting you know. Please don't kick my ass. :o)

PS I enjoy reading your blog too.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Why, Kim... whatever are you talking about? I don't see two posts. ;-)

Thanks for catching the mistake. Still have no idea how it happened. And there will be no ass-kicking today. TODAY. I can't promise anything for tomorrow.

Master Peebody said...

I've had some comments written on my blog that shouldn't have been written, by people i don't know and by some people that you know from the blogging world that i didn't really like. Most of them were stupid comments that had no thought put into it and the only reason they've written it is cos they thought it was funny. I just deleted them. If i don't like what you say on my blog, i'll tell you then delete what you wrote, cos i can. :D

don't call me MA'AM said...

I'm with you, MPB... I just don't understand why some people actually spend time churning out hatred or insults to PEOPLE THEY DON'T KNOW. I always say that I need a life... but these people literally do.

Red said...

Is it OK to say that I'm just happy you posted a new entry and pushed that freaky ass picture of the dead OC girl further down? I'm ashamed to say how much that scene terrified me. I have a thing about little girl ghosts. As many of us would, I imagine.

Master Peebody said...

What freaky ass picture of the dead OC girl?

*goes off to find freaky ass picture of the dead OC girl*

Master Peebody said...

Oh i couldn't find it. :(

don't call me MA'AM said...

Anything for you, red. I'm here to please.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Sorry, MPB. It's not coming up now... for some reason. It's Mischa Barton when she played the little dead girl ghost in The Sixth Sense. You know... the one that puked in the red tent with Haley Joel.

Alyssa said...

I'm thinking of becoming a horrible commenter and running - except that I totally get lazy about commenting on blogs I like... let alone on the blog of some crazy asshat.

And please don't kick my ass.

Red said...

Holy crap, the freaky ass girl is still coming up for me on your page. I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT SEES HER! I'm officially completely freaked out now.

therevhead said...

'wouldn't dare arouse the ire of the grumpmeistress!

*Beams big warm fuzzy good vibes all round*

Master Peebody said...

No way! I didn't know that was her. Not that..... ah, i really care, just some more useless infomation thats now taking up what little space i have left in my brain.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Alyssa: I won't kick your ass. Unless you're calling ME the crazy asshat. Then I'm TOTALLY kicking your ass.

red: the server isn't responding for me, so I can't see the picture. Maybe it's a sign that you can.... ?? ;-)

Thanks, rev!!!

MPB: Me, too. It would be nice if all the trivial crap I remember would make way for the really, truly useless stuff I am SUPPOSED to remember. ;-)

Gabrielle said...

Excellent post! Yeah, I don't see the point of nastiness, either--seems to me to be people trying to make themselves feel better while making others feel bad. If I disagree with someone and feel a violent urge to say it, I'll say "Hey, what about..." But I don't get nasty. No point in that. It's just petty.

Luckily, though, I believe in karma :P

don't call me MA'AM said...

So do I, Gabrielle. What goes around comes around. Yay!