Because some of the commenters over at that other blog I write for, aren't very nice. They are angry, angry people who hate everyone and feel the need to comment about it. They write really horrible racist and homophobic comments. If I let them get to me, I'd really be depressed. Most of the hate isn't directed at me, they are just venting about American Idol. But still, I don't like being bombarded with so much negativity. It's not good for the spirit.
I don't understand how GROWN people (without mental illness) can get this heated about a silly reality show. I would find it mildly amusing, if I didn't have to slog through all the hateful comments as part of my job.
I used to love interacting with diverse people all over the world via the internet. Now, I want to turn off the comments, turn off the computer, and walk away.
Blogging for 100,000 people (instead of 100) ain't all it's cracked up to be. The lesson: be careful what you wish for.