I get asked all sorts of questions publicly and privately and some of them here in the Comments sections of my blog. Some are Big Brother related and most are not. I told someone recently that this website has become more of a community than just a random blog anymore. I hesitate to use the term “forum” because it’s become associated with dark anonymous black holes where Big Brother fans pass the point of no return on the crazy scale.
Those of you who found this site without knowing about my BB history probably wonder’d why these random crazy fans popped up every once in a while to wreak havoc in the Comments sections. But then again, it’s not always BB-related. There are people who will never be happy with me for whatever reason and for all I know their anonymity here is shielding the face of someone from my past whom I’ve hurt.
I’ve hurt people in my past. I’ve helped more but I’ve hurt a lot of people too. Intentionally, unintentionally, it doesn’t matter after a while. Sometimes I wonder if an apology is ever too late and if not, then when…
So when I get asked “why I continue to stay in the public eye” and “run a daily blog” and “open myself up to hate” I sigh first. I’m not even a real celebrity! Can you imagine what they go through?!
All the questions aside I get a lot of comments. I get hate. It’s a part of the landscape as far as I’m concerned.
I don’t moderate comments for approval because I don’t want to have to. I still believe in the honor system. As a result I get to enjoy reading what you all have to share and reply to each other in real-time and I reply on my-time, and that’s why this place feels like a community more than a website.
I do require login through some form because bottom-line I have to protect myself. I have mentioned this before but I’ll make it more clear for the sake of transparency. I receive data on every comment or private message tracked on this site and any threats on my life or my family’s life here have always been taken seriously.
Here’s to the honor system…