posted by Tom Harper @ 1:43 PM
OK, I won't answer that. But it is a fine question...rhetorical or no.
jadedj: It's definitely a question that needs to be asked, and the "media" certainly isn't asking it.
What happened to your "readers," Tom? These postings of yours have essentially no comments. (Other than yours, of course.) Such a meaningful endeavor on your part! I'm sure "the system" is quaking in their boots...
So what? Some of my posts get a few comments, some just one or two, some none at all. Whatever. I could use your method instead -- it's obvious who you are, even though your ball-less self doesn't have the 'nads to use its own name or even a URL. After every post, I could write 50 or 60 anonymous comments and pretend they're all from my friends and admirers. "Hey, good one Tom!" "LOL Tom!" "Another great post, Tom! Thank you for what you're doing!"Etc.There's only one thing sadder than your pathetic blog that's seen by nobody except you and 60 or 70 of your closest imaginary friends. What could possibly be sadder, you ask? The fact that you don't even know how pitiful -- how totally sick and twisted -- your blog looks, with all these "commenters" falling all over you with praise and laughter. Someone who alienated everybody he ever knew -- turned himself into a blithering laughingstock, and then left town with his tail between his legs -- suddenly has 60, 70, 80 devoted fans who follow his blog and leave adoring comments at every post. NOT!!!Anyone else in your predicament would seek professional help ASAP. But you, you'll probably just keep writing post after post about this mean old town that wouldn't fall for your scams, and finally caused you to flee in embarrassment. And your 70 imaginary friends will keep showering you with swooning comments."The phone calls are coming from inside the house!"Remember Psycho, where Janet Leigh overheard Norman Bates getting screamed at by his mother? You probably figured out whose voice the "mother" actually was. Multiply Norman Bates' "mother's" voice by 50 or 60 or 80, and you have........drumroll........Max Mania and his "friends."Run along now. The voices in your head would like a word with you.
Kudos, Tom! What a puffed up, self-important asshole! Not that I, or anyone else who follows you needs to justify our comments, or lack of, but on any given subject or day, we may not have time to comment...or maybe some posts don't need commenting on...or whatever. It's not a measure of a good blog, by any stretch. The fact is, with or without comments, we are still following and reading your posts and I for one, look forward to your well thought out insights. So, bugger off anonymous...aka, quintessential dribble mouth!
jadedj: Thank you for your kind words.
I once read for every one comment there are probably 10, or more readers. Sounds like you know who this clown is, ignore him. I enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work.I get many comments everyday, but I don't post them because they are from guys like anon. above. There are currently only two people whose comments I post, and you are one, thanks. Otherwise I get less than one comment a week. So what!
Well duh of course she is. She is being held to a way higher standard because he has only done this once and he's being graded on that curve.
Luke: I've heard similar statistics about the number of readers compared to the number of commenters. I've dealt with a few blog trolls in the last 10 or 11 years; the only unusual thing about this current clown is, it's somebody I know personally. He moved out of this area 3 years ago and then started blaming everybody (online) for his own thwarted political ambitions. But I digress...Thanks for your advice and encouragement.Erik: Thanks!Jess: You're right, it's grading on the curve; the bar is set much much lower for Trump than for Hillary. But that's OK; Trump will stumble over the bar even if it's 2 inches off the ground, and Hillary will clear the bar no matter how high it gets raised.
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