Let the Blogger Beware

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 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.