My glass house has four walls. It’s an older model, so it isn’t shatterproof. I’m not afraid of fielding stones that might be thrown at it…being a former stuntwoman, I’ve learned how to duck and roll and get out of the way…and I have my own protective gear. If you toss a stone my way, you’d better put some guts behind it, because if I don’t deserve it, I will be throwing it back…make no mistake.
I hold myself responsible for things that I say and do. If there is blame to be placed for something I have caused, I will own it. I don’t go out of my way to deliberately hurt people, as I don’t like the feeling when it is done to me. In spite of my hard candy shell…I am all marshmallow inside. I can handle being hurt…I just don’t like being disappointed.
I’ve been disappointed in the construction on my cyber pyramid for the past couple of weeks. I’ve had to weather a complete computer meltdown and am rebuilding files that were lost in cyberspace. It was a catastrophe when it happened…now it’s just an annoyance and inconvenient. I really do prefer to fly without a net, and I think my writing is better when it’s off the cuff.
When I started building this cyber pyramid, I encouraged readers to add their own “graffiti” to the walls as well. I’ve read all of the comments that the cyber travelers have left…good and bad. I’m learning something new every day…some of it I’d rather not know…but that’s part of it.
Most of the guest graffiti artists have true talent and I welcome their addition to the wall. While I don’t always understand or agree with some of the messages, it is now a part of this blog and will remain so forever.
And then there are the parasites…Cyber Carpet Baggers, who jump on, attaching their tentacles so they can push their wares. Content is not important…it is quantity, not quality and the finish line for them is a profit margin.
My pyramid has been vandalized by Carpet Baggers. Ads for Viagra, Xanax and Fetish Porn have been plastered across its side…links to links to links….
I expected some of that now and then…but suddenly I was inundated…thousands of links began to appear…most of them laughable…some of them illegal…and the worst of the bunch…the ones that jump the boundary of class and decency.
I struggled with whether or not to remove them…I do not believe in censorship. I do, however, believe that in order to write on the pyramid wall, you should have read the blog.
I could not shut Pandora’s box…the links produced other links even more shocking than the front line attackers.
I really looked forward to the genuine posts, but washing the nonsense off of the wall was taking up hours of time. The comment box has been shut off temporarily.
I expect it to be up again soon. In the meantime, I will continue blogging and hope that in your cyber travels you will stop by and take a look.
Day Two Hundred and Ninety Two…forewarned is forearmed…