Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bark vs bite

Since the LCM blog (abbreviated version) started a couple of weeks ago in the Evening Standard online, I had actually forgotten some of the posts that were sent through to the editor in the run up to it going live. Some of the more observant amongst you - and there are many - might have noticed that the topics (all 200 odd words of them) lag a little behind the LCM blog proper.

What I found most intriguing, indeed rather intimidating at first, was that one of the posts went from having zero to 78 comments in the space of a couple of hours. Besides the nature of some of the comments themselves (I guess this is where it really shows if you have a thick skin), I was amused to see that someone was also posting replies, posing as myself, aka London City Mum.

"Moderator! Foul play!" I cried. Then I sat back and thought that actually, this whole lot of people had taken the blog into another environment altogether, that the purpose of my post (a lighthearted view on juggling family, kids and career) was totally forgotten as they bantered amongst themselves, frequently using 'me' as their punching bag.

You know what? There are a lot of very peculiar people out there.


  1. Wow. That's a lot of comments. I need me a column.

  2. Interesting to note that ALL the comments to that post have now been removed altogether - they had taken on a life of their own and were at 90 odd yesterday evening! Almost like a parallel universe replacing real life. Very very weird, I can assure you! You know when you read some comments and just go "Huh?". Exactly.

  3. There are some very strange people out there indeed. Especially pretending to be you. Most bizarre!


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