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As this blog grows in popularity, something is happening. People are actually commenting on what I write. This is a good thing. This is what I want. I encourage dialogue—talk amongst yourselves, I am happy to join in when I can. This is a very exciting time with the growth of the blog and everything, and I’m excited that things are happening.
However, last week I had my first every negative comment on the blog.
Wait, that’s incorrect. I’ve had comments along the lines of, “You’re wrong and this is why,” but those I have no problem with. I don’t actually see those as negative comments on the blog in the least. It’s part of having an open dialogue with my readers—I want to know when I’ve messed up.
This comment was not like that. This was a personal attack, sent from a familiar IP address. I won’t get into the details of what it said (although I did reference it on Twitter the day it happened), because it’s not important.
It’s important for me to remember that when I am being criticised for just doing what I do, it’s actually not about me. People are cruel for all kinds of reasons, and it’s not up to me to figure out why they decide to take that anger out on me. They just do, and I hope they figure out a way to do it better, because that sure isn’t a positive way to live your life.
So, sadly, it's time for Miss Jes to lay the hammer down. Negative, personal, hurtful comments will not be tolerated. I screen comments for a reason. Personal attacks attempted to be posted on the blog will be deleted, marked as spam, and IPs will be blocked.
I am working very hard to keep this blog and all online presence as a positive space. Of course I have issues–everyone does. Everyone in the whole entire world. But I don’t need to play them out online, and I certainly don’t need them played out for me.
I love you all to bits and bits forever!