I was a fairly regular follower of the blog that I am going to point you to in a minute, but I have a few points to bring to light first.
I like to comment one others blogs when there is something posted that moves me to.
I always try to keep my comments in the spirit of which the blog appears.
For example on serious blogs I usualy leave serious well thought out comments.
On blogs that seem to be light hearted I try to comment in kind.
If I find something offensive, (hard to offend me. So rarely), I ignore and go away.
The freedom of speech thing dontcha know?
Well just recently it was pointed out in a not so subtle way that my comments were not welcome on one persons blog.
Unfortunate, because this is a blog that I always found fun, easy reading.
We had commented on each others posts, and always seemed to have an amicable relationship.
Well, yesterday there was a problem.
I jokingly pointed out that I was no longer included in the blog roll on this particular blog.
Not a big problem.
I don't do this to set records for popularity, and while I consider it an honor if others think enough of my blog to add me, I could realy care less about the number.
Maybe this is a status symbol to some.
So, yesterday I receive an angry email from this individual.
I'm still debating weather or not to post it?
I was a little confused about what I had done to spur this great animosity.
I responded to the email explaining that I hadn't intended to create a problem, and apologizing for what was to me a simple misunderstanding.
I had a four hour drive today which gave me a lot of time to think about it.
So I get home and check my email expecting at least a go to hell email, apology not accepted, but nothing.
Then I went to the blog in question and, well read for yourself and decide.
Unfortunately any comments that I left have been removed, so all there is is my word that I don't believe that I ever did anything to try and provoke this type of treatment.
So here's the email.
"Your "removal" was something that happened and I don't have any idea how. When I tried to put you back up there, my whole "link list" has now disappeared.
Just leave me the (censored) alone and quit bothering me with shit that is beyond my control. I don't control (censored) Blogger!
And now I've got a lot of work to do, just to satisfy you and your ego. I'm sorry I ever connected with you in the first place and if I never hear from you again, I don't really give a damn.
But, I do wish your son all the best and I pray he stays safe.
"You're removal", refers to my comment about noticing that I was no longer in his blog roll.
If the comment had been left in place, you could better judge the spirit with which it was made.
It has never been my intention to offend anyone, or for that matter try to change opinions about anything, let alone my political beliefs.
Anyway,while I enjoy the interaction with the few of you who stop by. And I found this a great stress relief while Matt was deployed, this episode has quelled my enthusiasm for blogging.
I'm seriously considering shutting it down, and finding something else to occupy my mind.