My Lame Existence

I liked what Jenna and Rachel wrote on the subject of trolls. Those of us in the blogging community know why we’re here, for the most part. We all entered this hobby with skepticism and some level of anxiety. Would we be accepted? Would anyone read? Would holding up a mirror to ourselves expose things we didn’t want to acknowledge about ourselves?

And what we found was that we were accepted. Not by everyone, but by those with like interests and like minds. And readers materialized out of nowhere. And for the most part, they liked what we had to say, or were at least entertained. 99% of the comments are nothing but encouragement and healthy dialogue. Chicken soup for the soul, if you will.

And yes, many of us found that there were things about ourselves that we didn’t like, but were forced to acknowledge and face head on because of the public nature of our forum. Most of us learned from the experience, and we certainly all try to help each other through it all. I’ve found the level of care and support to be much higher in the blogging community than I have found in “real life.”

Most of the people that comment here are people I’d love to meet. Certainly all of the people on my “favorites” list. Is it crazy? Perhaps. But no more crazy than going to a bar or nightclub trying to meet people. This forum filters through all of the crap, and cuts to the chase. There’s a lot of fluff on blogs, but there’s also a lot of substance.

Only a person looking in from the outside could ever be a troll. Only someone so bitter and twisted that they’re afraid to expose their thoughts and claim them as their own.

  10 comments for “My Lame Existence

  1. January 21, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    Incredipete, everyone who reads your blog everyday knows you’re a good person – in spite of your rampant republicanism. I mean, HELLO, one person reading your blog was so taken with your words that she uprooted her life to go live in the middle of nowhere with you (I kid).

    Jesus – he’s in his 40’s and lives with his mom and dad? No wonder he’s going around and being a dick in your comments. LOSER.

  2. January 21, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    My thoughts exactly.

    And yes, Jenna was definitely an unexpected result of blogging… but a welcome one!

  3. Wen
    January 21, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    I wanna read the offending losers post. What’s the secret password?

    Also? HI Incredipete and Jenna! When you come to LA you must look me up.

  4. Livieloo
    January 21, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    I’m glad that you found the culprit. And it will be very interesting to see how all of this unfolds. Hope life is being good to you. Maybe I’ll see you soon. Maybe not. I have a lot of work myself right now but college is good.
    Amber

  5. January 21, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Wen! Long time no see!

    I’ll shoot the comment to you on email…

  6. AprilMayJune
    January 22, 2006 at 3:22 am

    Oh, tell me please who it is, I must know so I can walk by the person and just have the best look on my face. Ok forgive me as it’s 2am and I’m drunk, but still email me the name. Okay? Cool.
    To everyone else do not go out party and get drunk and then post on a friends blog as you will regret it tomorrow. 🙂 But atleast I’m not drunk calling anyone. 🙂 Goodnight all! Love ya!

  7. January 22, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Incredipeteie!!

    I found a blog I thoght you might like.

    http://terrorism-news.blogspot.com/

    Sic’em!!

    You sure you don’t want another dog?

  8. January 22, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    Hey, I wanna read the loser’s comment, too!

  9. Lynne
    January 23, 2006 at 11:00 am

    You’re so dramatic.

  10. January 23, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Outing losers is not dramatic. It’s fun.

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