When I was a fairly new blogger, I often wished for the day that someone from somewhere would come visit my blog, read its contents, and then leave a precious comment. It took a couple of months before the very first comments came in and naturally I was happy.
As I look at the comments on my blog now I really feel like belonging to a small group of friends taking their precious time commenting on each other’s blog, leaving jokes here and there, ogling at pictures then leaving remarks on how nice that window drape is, how yummy that food seems to be, or how wonderful that place is at night. Everyone is at peace and I am happy in my own little cyber place in cyber space.
That’s why I really get quite disturbed, agitated and irritated when I see nasty comments on the other blogs I read. Comments on Sassy’s post on Yellow Journalism got her really worked up. Because of the Open Letter (which I email-forwarded to everyone I knew within minutes it was posted), Bong’s blog comments now is a hodgepodge of semantics, grammar police forces, idolatry, craziness, analysis and sometimes stupidity. Let’s not go and even describe the comments in MLQ’s blog, or PCIJ, or Ricky Carandang’s. Suffice it to say that after visiting their comments section, my eyes just wanted to pop out and my brain ready to explode from the barrage of information, opinion and bloated egos. Sometimes it was just simply exhausting to read.
I know that there are moves for bloggers to come up with a Blogger’s Code of Ethics. It makes me wonder if it’s even possible to come up with a Blog Commenter’s Code of Ethics?
I know my position on my blog: I want and appreciate your comments, but if you diss me on my blog, your comments will not see the light of day. It’s my blog and I can do whatever I want to do.
How about you, what’s your take on this?