"Surely you made that up!"
Back in the early days of the blog I'd surf around the net to see what people were saying about me. One of the recurring themes I found both hilarious and strange was "she comments on her own blog anonymously" and "she makes up letters". I wondered what kind of total nitwit would do that, let alone what double nitwit would think I had to make up anything.
Wellllllllllll, come to find out there's a term, sock puppet, for aliases people use who comment on their own blogs, or defend themselves on their own blogs. One of the bloggers affiliated with The New Republic just got canned for it, and there have been others.
Now, I don't know what kind of readers those people have but I have a goat, a princess, Bunions, roller derby queens and people who think ducks can talk. With readers like that, sock puppets are pale imitations of interesting.
I may edit the letters I post for focus (ie one topic at a time, effusive compliments appreciated but removed)
I delete some comments posted to the comment trail.
Comments I make are posted as Miss Snark.
Comments made by Killer Yapp are posted as Killer Yapp.
Questions answered on the blog come from ya'll, either as email or comments.
Links are stolen, as is the poetry.
Everything else is mine.