Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dear Anon.

There are a few anonymous posters on my blog, but I'm sure you know who I'm talking about. Now, I have a few questions for you:

Why will you not tell me who you are? Why will you not even tell me if you're a guy or a girl? Or where I know you from? If I turn comment moderation, I won't post your answers to these questions, I'm just curious for my own sake.

Honestly, at first I thought it was kind of neat, secret admirer type of neat...I believe I said I was intrigued at one point, but now...I'm seriously kind of starting to get freaked out, and so are some of my followers. You obviously know me from somewhere...but you refuse to tell me where, when, how, whatever! How do I know you're not just getting some sick enjoyment out of it? You had to have been at my wedding reception site, because we didn't get your card in the mail. That's kind of creepy. I do appreciate it, and I thought I had you pegged until we got that card. Actually, I think I still have a pretty good idea of whom you might be...but I want to know for sure. What would you do? How would you feel? How would your spouse/significant other (if you have one) feel if someone was commenting on YOUR blog (again...if you have one) anonymously and sending cards to you? I know that some of my readers are kind of creeped out...and I'm heading there myself. I'm pregnant, hormonal, and am in no state to be stressed out about this. If you're willing to "out" yourself, like I said - I will NOT post your answers...just simply respond with "Yes" in a comment, I'll turn moderation on, and no one else will see your comments...please.

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Wow!! My very own entry! I’m honored. Thank you. I know it’s a month old already, but I haven’t checked in lately.

I have kept my anonymity because I would like for my comments to be allowed to stand on their own. I don’t want anything extra read into them just because of who I am. And, no, I don’t get some kind of sick pleasure out if it. Clearly I have no intention of identifying myself right now. If I wanted to do that I would simply discuss it with you directly. I’m just here to help keep you honest and balance out the collection of nearly identical opinions all around you with my own opinion which is just as valid, though you might not agree with it. Diversity is a good thing, right?

If I have caused any anxiety for you, Michael, your family, or your friends, then please accept my sincere apology. If you are bothered by my activity on your blog and the simple card for your wedding, then I will be happy to disappear, never to be heard from again. Honestly, though, if you really think you have me pegged, then you already know that I am mostly harmless. I might get into a little mischief every now and again, but I am in no way a danger to anyone. So relax, and forget about me.

So long…

Peanut Publications said...

I can respect that. You don't have to "disappear" as you say, I just wanted a couple of simple answers. I obviously have contact with you on a semi-regular basis (am I at least correct in thinking that?), and knowing that someone from my blog (someone whom I don't know for all intents and purposes...or whatever the heck that phrase is), shows up at my wedding reception to give us a card. Would you not be a little weirded out too?

Honestly, I would not look any deeper into your comments than I already do. Nor would it change my opinion of you...whoever you are. I just want to be able to put a name or even a face with the comments. I can see both sides of a story if both sides are presented...which you have clearly done a couple of times! LOL I appreciate the different views, and yes, diversity is a very good thing.

I thought I had you pegged...there's a difference. :-) There are still quite a few names rolling around in my head as to whom you may be...I stared at the "signature" on that card trying to recognize the writing for at least 10 minutes. If it was THAT big of a deal to me, I could have taken it to the local P.D. and had it finger printed. But I'm not that anal, nor am I that freaked out. :-) Whenever you're ready...I'll be here. Until then...comment away. I do appreciate the different viewpoints and opinions, as well as the card from the wedding. Just as I said before.