Okay- here's the deal. I just got another email describing how disappointed (which is the nice & easy way I will put it) she was by my handling of the "Article With J.Crew's Jenna Lyons & Production" post. I get it, I suck as a moderator, even as a blogger. No really, I do. Please, no need to defend me- I got it, loud & clear.
Here's the deal... Come this Mother's Day marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I can't believe a whole year has passed. There have been some amazing moments and a few not so great ones. With that said, as of lately, any post published seems to draw an incredible amount of mean-spirited comments- and I am not referring to different views (which I enjoy reading), but snarky comments and personal attacks. I just think that any personal attack is unnecessary.
There are days when even I actively avoid this blog because I fear what will happen with the comments. And when I do avoid the blog, I get called out for not removing certain comments fast enough or get called out for removing some comments but not others. (A lose-lose for me.)
I am not going to lie, for the past few months I have been stressing out about this blog and "what the comments will be today". So much so, that I am strongly considering the discontinuation of the blog. I know I have mentioned it before, but I am tired.
I try very hard to keep my posts and comments positive. And I continue to post because I know some members find the content useful. However, what I find is I am not posting follow up comments anymore- mainly because I am worried about being personally attacked myself (which I am).
So come tomorrow, I am changing the format- no longer will there be anonymous posting. I have hesitated doing this before (and to be honest, I really hate the idea), but I am willing to try it for a couple of weeks to see if the spirit of the blog can improve. If the blog stays negative or the comments dwindle, I will just retire this blog altogether.
Lastly, I am really sorry about everything- I feel like a failure for not maintaining the blog in the positive direction. And now, I am getting off my soapbox...