Monday, June 29, 2009

Dear Readers: A Reminder

Dear Readers,

It has become increasingly apparent that there is a misconception regarding the blogger/reader relationship on this blog.

This is likely due to the spike in new readers lately, and it's really my fault for not posting this information somewhere it can be read immediately. Though I smile at the notion that other people are finding value of some kind in what is posted here, you should note that I post here for my own personal amusement only.

That is not to say that I am not interested in your opinion or comments. In fact, I welcome them, and have had my mind changed by well reasoned comments in the past. So if you've got something to say, and the ability to say it politely, by all means; do.

But don't think for one second that I owe you a damn thing.

I am the person who reads this blog the most. I read it, re-read it, and dig through the archives for stuff I want to read, watch, or listen to. I've been blogging here for almost five years now, and in that time, I've changed in many ways. I love to revisit those times, and remind myself that I am the sum of my experiences. This is a blog about me, my opinions, my experiences, my writing, and the things I like. This blog is intended for me.

Look to either side of this post. There are no ads. There are no ads for a reason. I ask nothing of you, and expect nothing from you. I post here for me.

So when you bitch about content, make derisive comments, or try to goad me into a fight, I reserve the right to challenge you with a reasoned rebuttal, ignore you, berate you, challenge your sexuality, resort to childish name-calling, or simply delete your comment then and every one thereafter. (unread, of course)

Certainly there is room for poking fun, but know that the internet removes all emotion from your words. So unless you're a friend or frequent commenter who I can safely assume is kidding, I might not read your jest the right way unless it has a smiley or "j/k" at the end.

Like I said; it tickles me that I have return readers, and I'm actually kind of interested in what most of you have to say, but don't think for one goddamn second that I owe you anything.

Hugs and kisses,

PS: for further reading, check the disclaimer at the bottom of the page!


James R. Rummel said...

Good post.

Huey said...

Word! (as the kids say)

Anonymous said...

this anon poster would like to remind you that you owe all dwarvenkind another DF post.

don't do it for us unworthy humes.

do it for the Dwarves. Their story must be told.

Praise the miners!!

Fletch said...

Anon, actually, I was seriously considering another DF post like this one to punish the readers who thought I was writing for them. :)

I was actually working on a new nethack quest, but I was too rusty to keep my poor avatars alive.