I think the internet is a wonderful place and I love reading people's blogs and seeing the interaction caused by a particular blogger but sometimes I'm baffled by people's insensitive hiding behind anonymous comments.
There was a post by Alice of ... the sight of morning ... about an anonymous comment which I think she handled really well. There wasn't any naming and shaming but I hope whoever "anonymous" is they are feeling ashamed. Brilliantly handled. Plainly the comment had, quite understandably, caused some hurt feelings and I hope that all the comments subsequently left have totally expurgated those feelings. It seems to me to be a very simple thing - if you don't like a blog then don't read it.
On a far more tragic note some friends of ours had a very, very serious accident on their farm on Friday. On trying to glean some more information I came across some comments attached to a news item. What was written there about a story that involved two fatalities was beyond my comprehension. How can people be so thoughtless, callous and plain stupid in making inappropriate comments?
Sad post over. I thought about writing a normal happy post but it just seemed wrong and inappropriate and I really couldn't actually do it ..... there are some families who are going to have a miserable and very sad summer and I'm glad it's raining.