Today’s daily prompt asked What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?
Well, it was just this week as a matter of fact. When I first started blogging I went to the WordPress support page and asked:
Can I edit/remove comments I left on someone else’s blog?
The answer was “No. It is not possible to edit or delete any comments you have left on other WordPress.com blogs.”
Yikes!, I thought, Maybe I shouldn’t leave any more comments. (I was already feeling commenter’s remorse for my first lame attempt.)
But the paragraph went on:
“Blog owners are in full control of the comments on their blogs, so you can try contacting the blog owner and ask them to edit or delete a comment for you.”
Oh good, I thought, people are reasonable, I’m sure they’ll honor my request.
Well, I won’t go into the unfortunate details, but this week I discovered that people are not always reasonable.
So, fellow bloggers, beware. Actually, fellow commenters beware.
And just FYI: I made a couple of my recent posts private today because they were reblogged on a site with surreal comments attached and it felt like harassment. I might make them public again in the future, though, because some of you shared really good, interesting and delightful remarks.