Friday, January 15, 2010

Reflectitude...

Thank the gods for Friday, y’all!

Lawd, have mercy…this has been a week, hasn’t it?

Anyhoo, next month...February, baby...this blog will celebrate 5 years of bitchitude.

I know, where did the time go!?!

I’ve been reading through past blog posts and reading the comments and developing a new appreciation for those who comment.

Oh, I don’t just appreciate those who comment to agree with my ass – though I do adore you folks and you are, of course, brilliant (wink).

But I also appreciate the folks who have taken the time to disagree with this bitch and who have done so without ig’nant rancidity. It takes a lot of skill to challenge without apology yet with respect…I ought to know, since I’ve been moderating my comments for years and Lawd knows that there are too many folks out there who can’t resist their inner bigot or who confuse being condescending with being clever.

For five years I have had the opportunity to experience the good, the bad and the rancid of comments. I didn’t moderate comments when I started blogging, but I quickly learned that some people see comment sections as opportunities to spread hate across the internets…other people see comment sections as a space where they can anonymously proclaim themselves absolutely right and everyone else absolutely wrong…and then there are the missionary comment makers, who feel the need to save this bitch (they aren’t so bad just kind of sad, but are usually so off topic that a bitch has to reject them).

Yeah, I’ve had some really fucked up comments…but I’ve also had folks who have some serious shit to say and who have offered up some amazing and different perspectives on various blog topics. Those folks have made me a better blogger…not because I’ve changed my mind on shit, though I have on some things over the years. No, those comment makers have made me a better blogger because they make this bitch pause and consider before I continue.

Add to that the many comments I’ve had in support or in agreement and…well, I’ve gained so much from that mix that is has been well worth having to suffer the knavish trolls!

Sigh.

So, thanks to all who comment…those who agree, those who sorta agree and those who think a bitch is way off target and needs to know why!

Pause…consider…continue.

But you knavish trolls can go fuck yourself twice on Sunday.

Toodles!

12 comments:

Dusty said...

Congratulations you sweet, wonderful human being! I can not imagine my morning without your sometimes angry, always wise words..I simply can not!

Hugs and enjoy your weekend sweet woman. ;)

SagaciousHillbilly said...

I don't ever remember disagreeing with anything The Angry Black Lady ever said. Maybe I'm wasting my time here. . . and yours. wink,wink, nudge,nudge.
Look forward to your 5 yr party.
BTW: Just saw this. . . "after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says "WTF.""

Shark-fu said...

LOL re: the calendar! Mercy, you made me snort ice water.

And don't go thinking you should disagree just to disagree...I'll know the difference the same way I know homemade potato salad from store bought.

Wink.

Oh shit, I guess I should plan a party, huh?

Lawd!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Have a blog anniversary party for yerseff...and us! I love your point of view and your manner of presentation. Five years of brilliance, methinks.

Oso said...

Hello Shark-Fu,
I followed the link over from Dusty's.The link about Haiti, and the contrast of honest people worshipping in spite of all their sufferning, with that scumbag Robertson.
take care

Jimmy said...

You are still one of the best. Keep doing that blog voodoo that you do so well.

angryblackwriter said...

congrats! i'll wait for my invite...cuz i luv a bitchin' party!!!

Miss Trudy said...

The discussions from your blog are often riveting, enlightening and yes, I also enjoy those who disagree in an educated and respectful fashion. I learn a lot from intelligent disagreement, even if only to understand where the other side is coming from. I find that many people have gone through a valid reasoning process to arrive at wherever they are at, even as they may not be where we are. On the other hand, yeah, some people are just plain stupid. What can you do? Human beings are complex and imperfect. Anyhow, love your blog. Keep riling up the masses! ;o)

Joy said...

For introducing me to the phrase "knavish troll" I'll be forever grateful, even if you never post another thing.

If I lived in St. Louis, I would invite myself to your party, and I would bring homemade German potato salad. Not sure if it's really German, but it's served warm and has bacon and onions and a really delightful vinegar-sugar dressing.

Reggie said...

Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging. Anyone that has blogged for 5 years has said alot!!

I like the flow of your blog, keep up the good work!!

Shark-fu said...

Oh, my Goddess - German potato salad.

Sigh.

Yum - you are invited!

Part Irish said...

Me too please? I can't resist a party.
Make it a potato fest and
I'll bring a vichyssoise and my famous sweet potato pie. Or just a bag of chips and a fantasy of the energy to cook.
Yeehaw! All you need is spuds.
Gotta go - lunchtime.