When “Just Forget It…” Doesn’t Cut It

If I were asked to write a new book of rules for communication through Social Media, or for writing “Letters to the Editor” of newspapers or on-line news sources, the #1 Rule would be that in order to be allowed to post or have their communique published they must sign a pledge that the following requirements apply.

1.  The Writer MUST have at least basic knowledge of the topic.

2. The Writer must have Read, in its entirety, the post in reply to the subject.   Glancing at a title or one-liner of a letter and firing off an angry, hysterical, uninformed reply attacking the author– would be not only frowned upon, but forbidden.

OK–that’s enough of that rhetoric.

I had a blogging experience yesterday that has left me shaken, so I have to write this in order to clear my thoughts and make a point.

In my comments queue yesterday morning was an unsettling post from someone I had not heard of before.  The post accused me of having written a “snarky” comment I had made on another blog.      Since I do not DO snarky…especially about sensitive topics, I resent the whole BFD.

……..     OK, thanks…I hope I have it off my chest now.  Obviously I deleted a LOT of content from this post…..

There is no sense in having hurt feelings.    All I would like to do is inform this person of my point of view…I would never knowingly hurt anyone or insult a fellow blogger, and this incident is clearly due to misunderstanding.       But when someone attacks–out of the blue–and states in so many words  “…I haven’t read what you said and I don’t intend to…”  well, what can I say?

Am I really a “rude, ignorant stranger?”    (rhetorical question:-)

end of rant





Sometimes there is an minor incident that just won’t go away.

11 thoughts on “When “Just Forget It…” Doesn’t Cut It

  1. Definitely agree it helps to write it all down, I so often find I can then breathe and most importantly sleep that night!

    Totally with you on your rules . . . and as for someone who admits they have not read what you wrote but still feel they can comment. Grrrr!!! I’m impressed you sound as calm as you do (even after editing). I think I might have thrown my laptop!

    I know sometimes I miss nuances because I speed read, but if I decide to share constructive feedback then I tend to go back and read again and again in case I missed something.

    Hope you regain your inner peace 🙂


    1. thanks Becky. I’m not calm so much as appalled. They even told WordPress support on me…and I do not know why. I read it all over several times trying to get a clue… I speed read too, but if I get a glimpse of something off-beat I go back to track it down.


  2. I can’t imagine a nicer blogger than you. I really appreciate the times you’ve read my blog and commented. I’m sending you 1,000 good will booster points to counteract that thoughtless boor!


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