I have only really “sent hate” once

I sent a hateful email to a girl who I’d been best friends with when we were younger, explaining to her just how horrible of a friend I felt that she was at the time.  I told her that I always felt like she was giving me a hard time to make herself feel better and that I didn’t appreciate it.  I ended up apologizing about 30 minutes later, even though I did feel like I was being used as a way for her to feel better. 

But the whole anon hate thing is ridiculous.  I’ve gotten anonymous comments and questions for years.  I’ve had blog entries written about me, and they were awful to read.  They hurt even.  I’ve also gotten to read comments on a message board (years ago) on AOL by people who had been friends of mine that were extremely disturbing to see.  

I’ve been blogging for years and on the internet longer, so I’ve met the anon monster many-a-time.  That’s part of why you have to sign your name to questions (left for me) on this site and on formspring.  I also have a list of words on wordpress that generally weed out the hate.

I believe that if you’re going to be a bitch, then you better have the balls to be upfront with your bitchiness.  Otherwise, you don’t deserve to be noticed.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.