All this week's kerfuffle over, blogging has been building up over sometime. What I hope are my final words on this subject, just sums up how I feel on this.
At the heart of the current problem, is the weight of callous criticism, leveled at those whose only crime is to take part in political debate or even report it.
What motivates this mindless, obsession in some, is beyond me, of course there is always room for informed criticism, which I have been guilty of myself.
I personally make no apology for occasionally, taking issue with the people like, Paul Carter, Roger Gale, Stephen Ladyman and Sandy Ezekiel, these people are in the public arena, and therefore it is legitimate, to refer to them in connection with the views or policies associated.
Judging by many of the comments, circulating throughout Thanet's bloggerati, children don't grow up, they just get older.
Much criticism has been made, of people's success, their motivation, and their achievements, ignoring the very positive contributions they have made to the local community.
The very British trait of knocking success, motivated by envy is much in evidence, in the negative schoolboy comments and advice.
Much of my life I have myself been subject to gratuitous insults and the hostility, from those I consider to be damaged goods. Still at the age of 50 plus, I get personal insults for my physical appearance, fortunately I have developed a mature attitude to this and rarely rise to the bait from those I know to be complete wankers.
Observing the irrational, corrosive and continuous name calling of one of our local bloggers, is just as spiteful as it is without justification.
It's interesting to note that without exception, those who have, continually indulged in their campaign of spite hide behind their anonymity for no other reason than their spineless bullies or
incapable of distinguishing between fair comment and offensive remarks.
Simon Mooores has understandably reacted not surprisingly to what has become a de facto campaign of abuse, for what, well in the main reporting facts, and asking readers to contribute and serving the community, clearly a big mistake for some feeble minded readers.
I doubt any of us bloggers expect to have our egos massaged with praise, and for readers it quite simple particularly in my case if you don't like the politics, sentiment, opinions, grammar, spelling etc just sling your hook.
THANKS TO VAST MAJORITY OF READERS WHO HAVE THE DEPTH OF CHARACTER TO TAKE THESE BLOGS AT FACE VALUE.