Yesterday was the craziest day of blogging I have ever been apart of.
And I had nothing to do with it.
I have seen normal blog post go from good to really really bad and hurtful. Just check out this post here. But yesterday seemed to be a day filled with hateful comments all rolled up into a late night of hitting the refresh button and responding.
Here is how it all started, a little recap of the day…
Pete Wilson’s blog withoutwax.tv started the fun off by talking about monitoring staff twitter accounts (read post here). It was a very innocent post that had some good response. Until, the post was hijacked by some words of advice from a commenter to another commenter. What ensued was a back and forth about who was right and who was wrong. It was pretty silly to be playing out over the blog, but atleast it looks like Pete has a lot of comments now.
Next up is Jud Wilhite and Mike Foster of deadlyviper.org/blog
These guys have written a great book and have started a great discussion on their blog as well as their man cave videos.
Jud wrote a post the other day about apologies and the excuses that usually follow Sorry.
What turned into a conversation about how we like to use apologies as excuses was soon hijacked by this comment:
“How about saying I’m sorry that I’m pimping Asian culture by using superfluous references like Kung Fu and dragons on the cover of a book that has nothing inherently to do with Asians. Really, what’s the point of referencing Asian culture if only to exoticize us and place us on the margins? That doesn’t seem like serious character or integrity.”
What? Where did that come from? What followed was 80 more comment about how the book was highly offensive and that it needed to be taken out of stores. Blog post were written by individuals, private emails were shared that were not meant to be shared. It turned into an “us verse them” type of thing and really is sad where the conversation has turned.
Matthew Paul Turner ended the night very well though.
Matthew Paul Turner has a blog called JesusNeedsNewPR (he really does). He wrote a post last night about Joel Osteen that was probably one of the funniest things I have ever read. It could be offensive to some (could be? actual it is very offensive) but it calls out some things that we all want to say. It was going well until a guy (I assume he was a guy because of the language he used, very uncreative and un-lady like). He decided to throw some F words in there and say stuff that really was not true. The best part was that he did not leave his name to the comment.
Check out the post and comments here
I am probably missing some other great comments as well. But these were the three that really took over the blogging world yesterday and seemed to do way more harm to the body of Christ then good.