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Sometimes, it really ISN'T all about you... well, this is...


While gathering up credits for my blogging via BlogMad, I came across a couple of blogs... actually, comments in blogs... where it was kind of obvious that a "critique" that was obviously leveled at a general thing was... well... taken VERY personally by the commenter.

This is not to say that the "blogger" did a post saying, "You know, so-and-so and their blog really tick me off!" and then "so-and-so" comments negatively...


It's more like this example...

Blog Post: Man, when I go to MacDonalds, I'm really not a fan of The Big Mac. Yeah, I really don't like The Big Mac. I'm a Quarter Pounder with Cheese person!

...and the response is...

Comment on The Post Above: YOU HATE ME!?!? How dare you!!! I love Big Macs and I think you're an absolute turd for daring to suggest Big Macs are NOT the superior sandwich from MacDonalds!!! I hate you with a passion and I hope your home burns to the ground!!!

Okay, I know... this is dramatic... and it is possible that the "commenter" is joking... but in about three instances, I don't think so... considering the venom about the post spills onto other forums and there's almost a concerted effort by the "commenter" to take shots at the "poster" even in different venues.

With certain things like politics and philosophies, I guess I'd give this more leeway... but I've found comments and general kvetching about everything from "favourite authors" to "musical tastes"!

To those "commenters" who take criticism of "something" they like by a poster as some sort of bizarre personal attack... please consider this...

#1: The poster probably doesn't even know you... or at least, not well if at all...

#2: Because of number one above, your thoughts and preferences were most likely not a consideration when they made the comment.

#3: Believe it or not, it is entirely possible that people have different tastes then your own... and may vocalize this as a "critique" or even a "meme" of sorts... it is not a personal attack at you. I promise!

This piece of advice would serve at least three "bloggers"/"commenters" I've come across well... and probably lower their blood pressure... and extend their life a little.

Oh, has this happened to me or the The Paranormal Blog??? No... but I have seen it and felt the need to comment on it.

Consider this a kind-of "blogger service message"... I know it's not my part to do that, but I came across those three comments last night and thought, "Gee whillickers, people! It's not always about you... heck, this (the blogs/comments I read) are not even close to being directed at you at all. Calm down, folks!"

Thanks for reading... better post tomorrow, promise! :)


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