Is sarcasm dead?

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I haven’t blogged for a while. Partly because as most of you will know life as a new mum is just a tad busy, and partly because I seem to have attracted some unwanted comments lately.

The strange thing is these comments are on posts that are more than a year or two old. I haven’t published any of them, which actually goes against how I believe you should deal with it. In the past I have published negative comments and then responded. But to be honest right about now I just feel like I couldn’t be bothered.

I couldn’t be bothered to respond to someone who thinks I should dump my husband because he ‘showed his true colours’ by initially saying no to having a dog. (All his concerns were quite valid actually, but don’t tell him I said that!!) And I couldn’t be bothered to respond to someone calling me an idiot and a jealous bitch over a post that was written in good fun and filled with sarcasm.

I understand that not everyone has the same sense of humour and may not appreciate sarcasm, but if you don’t like it then feel free to read something else. I’ve read often on other people’s blogs about why they blog. Most say for themselves, others say they like to know people out there are reading what they write. Effectively they’re comment whores! Oh look there’s that sarcasm again.

Blogging for me is theraputic. It’s a great way to vent. Sometimes people can relate and sometimes they don’t and that’s fine. But last time I checked your own personal blog is for writing words of your choosing.

I’m feeling a bit deflated at the moment about the whole blogasphere. Clearly I took an extra dose of sensitivity this morning, or maybe I’m just confusing it with lack of sleep!

I’m sure I’ll be back soon enough, sarcasm and all.

  • Naomi
    May 17, 2011

    I’m with you on this. As for not posting the comments, I don’t think I would either. It just feeds the negativity.

  • Nicole Hastings
    May 17, 2011

    Well if it is your blog to write whatever you want then it is certainly up to you whether you post comments or not. I think the internet would be a better place if people could only say nice things, one of the reasons I hate youtube is all the horrible comments people make. Whatever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.”

  • Shelley
    May 17, 2011

    I’m sorry to hear that. Seems rather odd to suddenly have comments posted from a year ago too. There are some sad little trolls out there. I love your blog. I love your venting. I say keep on doing what you’re doing. Go and give that gorgeous girl of yours a hug and don’t let them get you down! PS I reposted the lemon slice recipe on my blog on Sunday, and thought of you making it while you were pregnant. Go and make a batch of that today and you’ll be feeling fab! xx

  • bronnie
    May 18, 2011

    Oh I love a good ranty, sarcastic blog. What is wrong with some people? It’s your blog, you can write whatever you like. And if people don’t like it, they can click off elsewhere. xo

  • Jane
    May 19, 2011

    WHAT? Stupid trolls. It’s so weird that they’re commenting on old posts too. Don’t lose faith in the bloggosphere. Yes, there are a fair few moles out there, but so many lovely genuine people too. xxx

    PS Sarcasm is most definitely not dead.

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