In my blogging time I've gotten been lucky. I've only had one person come along and be vicious in my comments and I'd never gotten any email. Well, I hadn't gotten any email because I hadn't made my address public. I did, and I've gotten a lot of great messages an they've made me very happy to have started this blog. Today though I got my very first hateful message. I've edited it a bit to keep anyone but me from swearing on my blog.
I felt so special reading that. I'd never managed to hit someone so personally that they decided to vent their spleen in my direction. I wrote back asking what post of mine had set them off so. I'd like to know so I can refine it a bit. I'm used to seeing such vitriol on political websites. Seeing it on my little space of the world is really kinda weird. I'm by no stretch of the imagination a figure of anything in the internet world. How the heck did I manage to have someone stumble across my page, and be so offended by something I wrote, to reply in such a manner? I've had like, 8,000 visitors according to my meter. I think 1,500 of them have been me checking my own page. So, maybe 6,500 not-me people have viewed my page. Discounting repeat readers (thanks mom!) maybe 500 people have actually read my page. 1 of them was so pissed of as to wish me to die. I don't know whether to be proud, offended, hurt, or indifferent. I'm going for a combination of the proud and indifferent.
To whoever you may have been who sent me that email. Thanks. You gave me something to ponder as I drank 7-Up.
*UPDATE* When I originally posted it I had the edits in the email in greater/less than signs... and forgot those are HTML thingys so they didn't show. Made the correction so the letter reads as it was originally intended... minus profanity.