August 17, 2003

We interrupt this blog...

I guess maybe I'm too new to this blogging thing, or maybe I'm just naive about people...

Even though I had heard about bloggers sniping at each other, and at least one instance of a reader not realizing that Frank was joking, it never occurred to me that bloggers and their "fans" could be so petty and malicious as this.

Ever since I read it, and the associated links, I have been extremely disturbed by the whole thing. I don't have a side here. I am not a regular reader of either of these ladies' sites. And one of them, although I don't know which, has some serious "issues".

So, just in case I happen to have a seriously deranged "fan", let me clarify:
My "battle" with Kin is intended to be playfully amusing.
The Axis of Naughty is a joke.
Frank's war on the Instapundit is a joke.
Any and all exhortations to "take sides" in the Blog War, declarations for one side or the other, appeals for peace...these are all ways to amuse ourselves during Official Bloggers' Navel Gazing Month....

Okay? We all clear on that?

We now take you back to your regularly scheduled blogging....

Posted by Susie at August 17, 2003 10:38 AM

Luckily, I think everyone gets the joke as far as the BlogWars go...there is one person who seems to be taking it too seriously, but it happens.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 17, 2003 11:16 AM

Luckily I don't have any kids, and can't get fired for surfin' the net at work in the Technology Free Zone™....

Posted by: Susie at August 17, 2003 11:19 AM

Well, I AM seriously deranged, just not in the way you meant. It's a shame some people are too humor impaired to realize what's a joke and what isn't. It's just not as fun (or funny) when you have to explain.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by: LittleA at August 17, 2003 05:00 PM

i was shocked and disturbed by that news too, Susie. Just as in real life, there are wierdos in the blogosphere too. Ain't nowhere safe no more?

Posted by: annika at August 19, 2003 06:48 PM

Scary stoopid stuff. I would hope that everyone could tell that the blogwar was pure fun. I hate that you found it necessary to state it straight out like that, but in todays world, I guess it was wise.

Blogwar history: Susie - my enemy, my ally :)

Posted by: Ted at August 19, 2003 07:14 PM