The Internet is a great and wondrous place. Everyone can find their niche. Here is a guide to figuring out if this is the place for you. This is a decision you should be able to make for yourself. If you determine this is not the place for you, there is no need for a dramatic exit. Just head off to find your happy place! There is no need to tell me you are leaving. I am not going to beg you to stay. In fact, many people need some help leaving here. I can assist with that if you need the help. I have a lovely area called the Window Licking Section (WLS) where we will never hear from you again. Here are some ways I will send you looking for a new place to express yourself.
1. Telling Me How to Blog or What to Blog About
This is my site. I decide what I post here. That said, if you see something you think fits my interests, I love getting emails at [email protected] I always appreciate a heads up on breaking news! If you have a link I need to see… email me, rather than placing things in comments.
TWO TOPICS THAT I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION
Words or terms that offend you. I don’t care. If you are easily offended, this is definitely not the site for you. I’m not here to blog using a lexicon within your retarded comfort zone. See what I did there?
UPDATED: A reminder about abusive comments about anyone, especially those on a reality show. These are real people with real feelings. And they read here. So there will be not comments debasing people’s looks. Bad surgical choices is one thing. But there will be no body shaming. Racist or homophobic comments ARE NOT TOLERATED HERE.
Typos you have noticed. I don’t care.
If you post that you are not interested in the topics we are discussing. Or that the typos are just too much for you, I will moderate or WLS your comments. When recapping shows live, I try to have them up as soon as possible after the show ends. There will be errors. I will mix up some names. I’m writing a 2,000 word essay in sixty minutes while watching the show, adding photos, tags, categories and links. There is no time to edit. If you know I said black when I meant white, so does everyone else. Sit down.
2. Posting Links to Other Sites or Mentioning Other Sites
Believe it or not the world of blogging is very complex behind the scenes. It’s impossible for me to explain what is okay and not okay to link to so I do not allow links at all. Trying to get around the link rule by saying, “just go Google this set of words” is the same infraction. Just don’t. Comment on my post in my comments and what you see elsewhere at that site. If another site has a different information than I do, POST YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THEIR INFORMATION THERE. They did their work and deserve your comments. If you don’t believe them, don’t mention it here. See how easy that is? Don’t drag me in to blog wars, I will not go there. I do not care that you left another site to come to this one. If anything it just makes me think you are going to be a problem.
3. Using Stupid Nicknames for Housewives or Other People We Discuss Here.
I know this one perplexes many of you. Maybe you post at other sites where bloggers never even mention the actual name of who they are being hateful to. On rare occasion it can be humorous if I do it. You should not.
My spam blocker does a great job of deleting spam. I have this feature to keep my comments limited to on topic, comprehensible conversation. I am not the grammar or spelling police. However, your comments should be comprehensible.
If using punctuation is too difficult for you to do on your phone, don’t post in my comments.
DO NOT POST IN TEXT SPEAK. TYPE FULL WORDS (example: The word is because, not bc; you not u; your not ur) USE NAMES ( actual names not initials) SENTENCES ( that start with a capital letter and end with one period) OR DO NOT POST.
If you cannot conjugate simple verbs, don’t post in my comments. We all use a dialect from time to time for effect, but if your comments are full of “I seen” instead of “I saw” I lose faith in your abilities to offer any intelligent discourse to the group. I’d rather piss you off and have you leave. We are a reasonably intelligent group here and I’d like to keep it that way.
5. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY. I’m Telling This story.
I’m reminded of my mother recounting her travels with my father, when my father would interrupt with a point she would say, “WHO IS TELLING THIS STORY? ”
I am the storyteller here. Your comments should be on MY TELLING. If you want to tell stories, there are free websites you can create. Go tell yours. If there is nothing that interests you in MY POST go somewhere else where random babbling is encouraged there are PLENTY of blogs who want lots of comments. I don’t want multiple five paragraph essays on your thoughts in comments. I don’t need you to come in each week and list all of the people on the show and give your critique. If you have that much to say, get your own website.
Ask yourself. Do I really have 87 comments a day that Tamara wants to hear about? Don’t keep posting your same opinion after ever single other commenter. We got it the first time. And most people skip over your comments as soon as they see your name if you ramble on all day long. I’m interested in insightful comments. Not every thought in your head.
Is that so hard?