Friday, August 01, 2008

You're [expletive]ing Kidding Me, I Actually Have to Talk About This?

From the Desk of the GM...

You'll notice that we've unfortunately had to put a leash on the comment system over here at HLOG due to some comments that we feel have no business being here. As much as I would love to hang 'em up for a public flogging, I personally feel like it's not worth our time and energy to be entertaining that bull-[expletive]. The comments will therefore be moderated for awhile as I'm not convinced the trolls have the follow through to keep at the harassment.

I don't want to turn this into another angry post about the difficulties of being a female blogger in a landscape dominated by males. I think it's safe to say 99.99% of the male bloggers I've come across have been more than wonderful and simply put, awesome people to get to know and I hope that the 0.01% who gets their panties in a twist because they feel threatened by knowledgeable and passionate female sports fans will get the necessary therapy they need to overcome their women issues.

When I first started blogging some two years ago, I was afraid of how as a female I would be perceived and that I wouldn't be taken seriously. And you know what? That should never be something somebody has to go through. It never should have been something to give me doubts about whether or not I should be writing about the sport I've loved and followed for years. The important thing is to just let your passion and your knowledge come through in your writing and you'll get the credit that you're due. HLOG is supposed to be a place for hockey fans, both male and female, to come together to discuss the game that they love. If you can't deal with it, then there's the door and don't let it hit your ass on the way out.

7 comments:

Earl Sleek said...

I think it's safe to say 99.99% of the male bloggers I've come across have been more than wonderful...

My bad, Sherry.

Sherry said...

It's okay, Sleek. Nothing a little Bailey's can't fix.

Earl Sleek said...

Nothing a little Bailey's can't fix.

Sounds nice, though I doubt it would make it through comment moderation.

Sherry said...

Well...you never know until you try!

Finny said...

oh, my lovely kick-[expletive] HLOGsistah, Sherry... I love you. That is all.

And sleek, you're welcome anytime. Don't forget the beer.

The Acid Queen said...

*golfclap*

Jibblescribbits said...

Y'all don't know what it's like
Being male, middle class and white.

But seriously keep up the good work. Everyone I've read here has a great voice, and is smart an knowledgeable.