Laura at Laura Williams’ Musings is having to deal with nasty comments. As a person who has received more than my fair share of nasty comments, I can completely empathize.
She apparently got complaints about her use of Pay Per Post. I will never understand someone who gets mean about the content of someone else’s blog. I’ll admit, I am not a fan of the "Pay Per Post" thing, but if someone has great blog content otherwise, it’s no hardship to scroll past the "Pay Per Post" posts, which are clearly marked as paid posts.
Most of the ugly comments that have been directed at me have been ones that I set myself up for, like a post where I asked "Am I so fat and ugly that (my ex-boyfriend from college) pretended not to know me?" I, of course, got a comment from an "anonymous" poster who said that indeed, I was fat and ugly. My fault- the question was supposed to be rhetorical.
But why do people feel the need to leave ugly anonymous comments? My theory is that they live such a sad life in mommy’s basement that making mean comments on the internet makes them feel a lot better about their sad, sad life. My advice to the recipients of those comments is to ignore them and the trolls will go away, eventually.