Saturday a blogger attacked me over this post.
The attack amazed me because most bloggers who want to increase their audience never attack another blogger who links to them. I've linked to this guy several times when he posted something interesting. And even though he is a left-winger politically I didn't feel the need to demean him or criticise his views. And like I say, I linked to him probably 5 times this year.
I'll give you some of the good parts of his cheap slam. Right off, the blogger claims I smeared Obama and lied about him.
And during the campaign he did nothing but post lies, half-truths and outright smears about Obama. His blog seethes with hate And now that Obama's been elected he's turned his attention to wondering why the media are publishing special editions, posters and mementos commemorating Obama's election.
One of his most persistent questions is "Maybe I just don't remember -- did newspapers sell stuff like this after Bush won in 2000 and 2004?"
Today he posted an item about McClatchy Newspapers publishing a book marking Obama's ascendency to the highest office in the land in which he again asks the question: "Funny, I don't remember McClatchy selling Bush books and posters and mugs in 2000 and 2004."
He thinks that is evidence that I am stupid.
Seems this guy [ed: me] is more than a little dense. He just can't seem to come to grips with the fact that Obama's election was a historic milestone and that the only thing historic about Bush's election was the fact that he stole it.
But maybe he'll be able to figure it all out in the next 4 years! And then again, maybe not.
There you have it. He managed to hit the basic left-wing attacks: Bush stole the election, McCain supporters are stupid. And for good measure, he lobs some personal insults.
You want to know who the blogger is? Sorry, but I'm not going to link to him. That would quadruple the number of hits he gets at his little blog each day. He needs to build his readership the old-fashioned way -- you build readership by earning trust and working hard and cultivating other bloggers who link to you. Not by picking a cheap fight and hoping for a link.
And his self-destructive acts are hurting his blog, because it looks like he's shrinking -- I noticed the entire month of December he's had 2, maybe 3 comments. Not 2 comments per post -- 2 comments the entire month. (He's left more comments than that himself on my blog over the past few weeks.) By no means am I a giant among bloggers -- but this if this guy's Technorati rating was air pressure his blog would be a flat tire.
Dense is as dense does.