Admittedly, I have been out of the blogging loop for a couple of months, barely having the energy to keep up with my daily work schedule, much less blog here and read other blogs. But the other day, I was shocked to find that my blogroll link to ‘Angry Black Cat’ doesn’t work anymore.
For a while, I was nearly addicted to that Web site, checking it everyday for new posts, videos and original podcasts. I looked at the site once in June, maybe and read a post that talked about taking the blog semi-private, or private altogether. Something about wanting to make the site a more peaceful and less contentious place for folks to enjoy. Well, that doesn’t seem so bad. My question is: what kinds of things have been slung, spat or hurled at Ken and ABC to make them want to close the site off to the public? I know that people can become nasty and unruly while posting comments to blogs, but exactly how out of control had things gotten? I mean, goodness, blogs are supposed to be, in general, pleasant past times. But some people seem to take things a bit far and pour all their latent angst and hostility on the blog hosts and guests. Sheesh.
Let me make on thing clear (to all 5 of you who read this blog) about Lattecafe. No time will be dedicated to any of that nonsense. This is an open blog, which means everyone’s ideas get a fair airing, but there won’t be any room for name-calling, bashing of any kind, or anything to basically foul up the clear air around here. And I’m going to be firm on that. People are allowed to disagree with each other and even with me — to a reasonable extent. I’m trying to keep a mellow, enjoyable atmosphere going here, and will make all efforts to keep it that way.
Well, if anyone knows how to get a hold of ABC and Ken, send them this way. I need to get myself a new set of keys, passwords, secret knocks — or whatever — to get back onto that site!