Thursday, April 09, 2009

I gave myself a good talking to today

First I want to thank all those who commented on my last post. I read all the comments and appreciate all the concern. I also received email from a couple of good friends and I appreciate the advice from everybody.

Next, what's done is done. The post will not go back up but in the next couple of days I will work on something similar.

Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy and other times I just don't do myself any favors. My problem was I let a
troll get to me.

Cliff Note:
"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion." Definition courtesy of Wikipedia.

I was on a message board the other day(minding my own business) when one of my online friends had congratulated a local talk show host. The host was named number 78 in
Talker Magazine's top 100 talk show hosts in the United States. This host had told me on the air when I called his show in August, 2007 to grow (a set) when I told him that I posted on the radio discussion board on Cleveland.com because I didn't use my own name. I wrote a post here that day detailing the phone call, and giving my opinion of this host. The troll in question started posting on that board the next week and I was one of his favorite targets, saying that I was jealous of this man's success. Funny thing is the troll has never revealed his name.

Back to yesterday. the sissy called me out, once again saying I was jealous. I responded that I would not compromise my core moral values to even attempt that brand of "success." The troll then trivialized this blog and another one said
"
I think most blogs are self serving to begin with.
We have a bunch of nobody's putting up websites about themselves as if most people care." But then again the handle of this poster is "Hammersucks" a slam at a producer on a sports talk station in this area.

For the record, I think bloggers do more good than many talk show hosts, especially those who refuse to join the 21st century.

Anyway, I had went to my site meter and saw there was a hit from a link I had posted on the message board. the exit click was to Seek Him First, where I saw the anonymous comment.
I deleted the post because when I wrote the post, I made an assumption about the newspaper columnist who wrote the article I linked to it. That was wrong of me and unfair to the columnist who is not only an award winning writer, but as a Christian is the real deal. I know I have seen it first hand. So it wasn't my personal opinion, but an unfair assumption which brought me to this decision.

Yes, these are my blogs, but I want
Seek Him First to glorify the Lord. Having a (spitting) contest there defeats it's purpose.

And if you want to insult me, at least be big enough to leave your name.

11 comments:

Mike Golch said...

No cowards do their dirty work anonamously.that way if they do know you,your are their friend to your face and when your back is turned in goes the knife!
If I ever have a problem with a posting I speak my mind and do not hide from anyone on any blog.no now not ever! Cliff I hope that you are having a great day today and tomarrow as well!!

Shellmo said...

I despise anonymous comments - if someone has something to say and they believe in it - then they shouldn't be afraid to put their name to it. I hope you and missus have a nice Easter!

dons_mind said...

darn - i miss coming here for a couple of days and look what ya do! man, i never get to have any fun...cliff always has the good times...it's just not fair...

lol lol lol

sorry you had such hassle cliff - - remember the internet is trolled by 12 year olds who are trying to prove their adults. they're just out for kicks.....

don't give up the ship because of one anonymous youngster.....

Syd said...

Cliff, sorry for the typos in my other post. I hope that you'll continue to do your thing here. I like what you have to say.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is a pity someone as honest and positive as you has to deal with idiots.
Just ingnore them. They have nothing else to do.
Keep on being you. that is what we like.
Suz

Pat Jenkins said...

wixy i for one appreciate your integrity!

Tim Lones said...

Cliff:
As I've said before, a number of the posters at that "other" message board are just wannabes and never-wases that just want to put down those that have integrity because They want to take the easy way out..Having integrity is hard sometimes and some people dont like things that are "hard to do"..Write what you feel Cliff and dont let the naysayers get you down..

Karen said...

I was given this bit of advice earlier in my life - ignore ignorance! Cliff I hope you, Kathy and your family have a most wonderful and blessed Easter.

Ms Hen said...

((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

MikeDane said...

Cliff, You're a good person, don't let others get you down. Ignore the
problem makers and stand with your
friends. You'll be a lot happier
and have less headaches.

Sue Wilson said...

Cliff:
All good advice, advice we should all take. Yet, I for one, still get upset sometimes when I get a nasty comments or emails or complaints or whatever, especially when anonymous. So cowardly. Hard as we try, we are human beings with feelings. We get hurt. I remember once when I was involved with a man who was a highly negative and critical personality type, who tore me (and others in his life) down regularly, a wise man once said to me "there are people cast their demons on others then do battle with them". Mr Coward sounds like one of those. The problem is his. Just keep being you. You are a blessing to so many.
Sue