But ANYWAYS, my main point of this email is to let my comments love be known to any reader out there. Please comment...go ahead, call me the "crazy sprout lady" or tell me you like my design or tell me that you think I over-edited that photo. Comment, comment, comment. I appreciate them all. Every comment you have could possibly make me a better designer, photographer or... sprout grower (lol, just kidding, well, kind of, if you know anything about sprouts hit me up, I love 'em)-- So yeah, Comment people!
The second point of this blog is to complain about comment sections on pretty much any news story out there. If you click on any of the rotating stories that appear on Yahoo, or if you visit any newspaper online and read the articles, there will always be a "comment" section where everyone-and-their-mother can type out their opinion of the story. Have you ever read those? If you have, do they leave you feeling like you need a shower because people in this world can be so ignorant and hurtful, and you just want to wash away everything you just read for fear it is seeping deep into your pores and forever changing your view of this world..........or is that just me?
I really don't know why I continue to read comments sections, when every single one I read (no matter how insignificant the story may be) ends up making me feel like this world is coming to an end. In every comment thread I have ever read there will always be all of the following:
1. Political reference that spurs some debate
2. An ignorant jerk that just likes to stir the drama
3. Someone that says, "okay, that's enough guys" or "let's just agree to disagree"
4. A person advertising some naughty online webchat or home business where they "make millions"
5. The people that repost the same comment someone else wrote
6. The USA bashers (who may or may not live in the USA)
7. The really funny and all-too-relevant one liners regarding the story
8. A sad, sad story that somehow relates to the topic
9. and a number of other comments that make my skin crawl with disgust.
People online can often hide behind their autonomy, so they feel they can say anything they want...and they do. What's worse, they feel they know it all and their opinion is so important that they simply must type it out for the world to see. It doesn't matter if they are offending people or calling names, it doesn't matter that there might be two sides to the story, all that matters is what they know and that someone else is most likely critisizing what they know. Most of the comment sections spark such debate that the comments aren't even about the story anymore, they are a tirade of political stabs at the "other side" or tear inducing back and forth arguments that simply go no where. People are comment crazy. Sometimes the stories are written to provoke arguments and horrid comments, but other times people go crazy on the simplest stories. Some people can be passionate about the weirdest things.
So to sum this all up...please feel free to leave any and all comments on my page about whatever your little heart desires because I will read each and every one of them...and if you are super bored some time, just click on any Yahoo story and read the comments...and then come back here and tell me I'm right. I'll be here to remind you that humanity is not actually as ruthless as all of those comments make it out to be...