A conversation I had last night brought up the question, should anyone have unfettered access to say whatever they want on someone else’s blog. When I first started this thing, I set the setting to allow anyone to write whatever they wanted on here. I changed it about a week later after I started getting strange, twisted, and downright dirty, messages.
The way I see it, no where else in our lives do we allow people unfettered access to our private things. We don’t give our house keys to strangers or let just anyone borrow our cars. People come into our homes by invitation or invasion, and the two outcomes are very, very different.
The side effect of having a somewhat popular blog these days is, if I have a disagreement with someone, the blog always comes up. Do you all remember the most recent Stalker Incident? Well, the thing that really upset him about the whole thing wasn’t that his weirdo behavior had freaked me out, nor was it how everyone he contacted had blown him off. It was that I would not approve his long, Stalker Manifesto comment. He was super offended that I would screen him on my blog site.
Seriously, dude? Send me your Facebook password so I can write on your wall.
One really cool thing about all this blogging stuff is, anyone who wants to start their own blog can. It costs nothing. But when you visit other people’s sites, it’s not yours to besmirch, disrespect, or antagonize. This is my blog. My beach, my ocean. If you need to put the word out there about something going on in your life, start your own blog. Don’t bother getting angry with me because I won’t lend you my soapbox to preach something I don’t agree with from. Get your own.