Comments on the Comment Section.

Some people are like slinkies...

If I’m feeling a little too relaxed, a little too happy-go-lucky, or if I ever start giving humanity a little too much credit, I just go to a news site, celebrity blog…anything really…and read the stupid shit people say in the comment section. I’m not talking about here. This little aspiring-writer universe we’ve got going and my kindly 64 blog followers who joke with me and do not call me out on stupid shit are excluded from this rant.

But beyond this universe? Oh my God. Blinding, white-hot rage. Examples:

  • People who callously or maliciously comment on tragic stories. My family had a personal tragedy several years ago and there was a news story online about it. Some asshole comments to the effect that “it was their own stupidity and I’m more sorry about the traffic jam it caused.” This story resulted in a toddler being in ICU for three months and passing away a few years later at the tender age of seven. But, by all means, dick, tell us what you think.

Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.

  • People who pontificate on an expert’s blog. Most recently I made the mistake of reading the comments on a literary agent’s blog. This was an agent who’s been in the business a long time and I’m guessing people read her blog to get her insight. This guy apparently thought readers were there for his insight. Yeah, I realize you work at Starbucks, but please, tell me more about your insight into becoming a New York Time’s best-selling author.  No, really.
  • People who comment on a celebrity’s blog just to tell them they hate them. Your mother was right. If you don’t have anything nice to say – go play in traffic.

So, yeah. I try to not read comments on blogs, articles, news sites…because Einstein was right.



  7 comments for “Comments on the Comment Section.

  1. May 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I become enraged reading the comment section of news stories. It’s so ridiculous that people feel the need to spread their negativity.

    • May 1, 2014 at 4:11 am

      So negative. Damn online anonymity.

  2. May 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    What cracks me up about people writing things on these gossip sites is the fact that these celebrities don’t read them! It’s called gossip for a reason! And trust me most of these celebs can wipe away the few tears the shred for that one “I hate you” comment with their millions of dollars. 🙂

    • May 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Oh my God – I know! I follow some celebs on Instagram and the comments are hilarious! (And really pathetic and stalkerish as well 😉 )

  3. May 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree. I find myself getting furious at these trolls. Inflammatory nonsense most of the time.

    • May 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      It’s always hard for me to understand how people can put that much energy into being nasty.

  4. A.PROMPTreply
    June 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    And you have to wonder, with the way the papers are set up online now, why would someone actually take the step of clicking onto the article just to leave such a mean comment!? I mean really. There is just no explaining evil….

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