The logic behind the decision was simple: you are too stupid to write anything helpful or productive.
(And those editors were right, by the way. I was inspired.)
The comments section on my last two websites, Punk Rock HR and The Cynical Girl, had turned into cesspools of filth and stupidity. I had to create filters to keep out derogatory, racist and sexist words. Sometimes the filters weren’t enough.
– The personal comments about my appearance?
– The intimate comments from readers who were too attached and were struggling with personal issues in the real world?
Nobody has time for that bullshit.
That’s why I shut down my comments and haven’t looked back.
Well, okay, that’s a lie.
I think my personal writing is better when I communicate with someone. And people are clogging up the LinkedIn publishing platform because it allows them to express a point-of-view on an interactive platform. I’m not ready to concede your traffic to a soulless bureaucracy that repurposes your data. That’s my job!
So I’m turning the comments back on.
And I missed you. Sorta.
That being said: if you think you can come to my website and act like a bully or a pervert, you have another thing coming. If you threaten or demean anyone on this website, or if you pester me in any way that is shadowy or unreserved, I reserve the right to show up at your house — with or without a baseball bat in my hand and/or a law enforcement official — and have a conversation with your spouse and children.
I have some history with this path. Don’t fucking tempt me.
WELCOME BACK, FRIENDS.