I started blogging in 2005, long before i knew kottu existed or who RD was. Back in those days there was no negativeness, there were no fights, profanity, or hate. I sound like a hippie from the 70’s but thats how it was.
Now, its like the LA riots.
Recently two blogs namely Nibras Bawa and Passionately Patient whom I’ve never heard of before have started a hail storm. At first Nibras Bawa reacting childishly to one of RD’s comments had posted alot of details about RD. His personal details and his family and what not. Its actually quite easy to get information on RD, all you have to do is google his name.
Then he went on a rampage against DeeCee who was innocent and David Blacker. It went on and on with his blogging getting loads of hits and him being in the limelight. Woot big deal lets give him a medal. At least he had the decency to apologize and delete all his posts from his blog. He’s even seen the light! Well more like vanilla but its something close.
Then there is this Passionately Patient (PP) chick, who suddenly turned up on kottu. I’ve never read her blog before, to be honest i dont read alot of new blogs. Blogging has become so common now, the whole ”freedom of speech” thing has now become a bit too commercial. She opened the flood gates by revealing who shades of jades is. It apparently started after PP had published 2 stories about Shades of Jade and The Missing Sandwich which she stated were fictitious but were pretty accurate. She is a kottu veteran, one of those blogs that have more than 10,000 hits (like mine!). You cant talk to her like that, especially on such a touchy topic. So in reply to that post which she deleted before i could read it Jaded Shades being her usual self (like we lankans say) gave her in filth. She (PP) deleted that post not sure if it was because the public wanted it or because she felt bad or she didn’t want anyone to see it and judge her. I dunno but she copied all of Jades comments and pasted them on a new post along with her contact number and real name. Its a real dirty thing to do. Quite low actually since alot of people blog under alias’ and they prefer it that way. I for one blog under my real name so PP you know what to google and in NB’s case he can send my name to his Intelligence unit 😉
And if you do find out who I am and where i live, Please drop by.
The post was one thing, but the comments is what raised my eye brows. Someone commented calling Jade a prostitute and a house wrecker though the actual term is Home Wrecker. This is something that PP cannot control as it isn’ her. But im not really that sure.
This is what has worried me. People are people and they are entitled to whatever they think. But when it comes to saying it out loud its a different thing. Sure the freedom of speech argument is on the tip of someones tongue but decency also comes into mind. Saying stuff like this online, especially after your identity is revealed. Obviously whoever commented on this didnt know that Jade was Wyomi. But once she did find out it was so much easier posting it on the Internet where you can comment under any name.
And this was what i feared. As bloggers we write all sorts of bullshit fearlessly. So many times there have been instances where bloggers have bitched about co-workers and friends who read their blogs and dont know who they are. And once your secret is out… you see from the post.
Its 3 AM and im awake as usual doing home work when i saw a post on PP’s blog saying “A COMMENT ON JADEDSHADES”. When i clicked on it the page didnt appear, She had just posted it and then deleted it. I knew whom to contact. Even at this time he is awake, his messenger icon says offline but i know hes there. I type and offline message to him. He replies instantly, He is the Fallen.
Im good with computers, hes better. We were able to unearth the post, even after it was delelted. I was originally going to post it as well but decided against it.
Now jade is packing up, the girl who thought us about 4.20, who told the Maharaja off and the girl who posted all those weird porn links from Youporn is going to leave. Tomorrow will probably be her last day on the blogging world. I really don’t know what to tell her to stop her from leaving. I can’t blame anyone, i don’t know where to point my finger.
And soon she’ll be gone, and it was all because some people just couldn’t deal with issues in a mature manner.