Something happened to me yesterday which I’ll admit has made me sad, because I meant no harm.
Only about once a year, maybe twice, I post a link to my site on Hockey Inside Out. I thought my little story about how players in the old days had to work during their summers was relevant to the HIO piece about the latest word on the lockout. I also do this hoping to introduce my blog to Habs fans who didn’t know it existed.
But soon after, this comment was sent to me, which in the end turned out to be a troll having fun at someone else’s expense.
“Sir, No offense, but we really don’t want you promoting your site on HIO anymore, it’s Not for that purpose.”
Like I said, rarely do I do this sort of thing, but I often read HIO and I see other links on there all the time. I wonder if the link police have sent them letters too.
The last time I posted there was about a year ago, but this person makes it sound like I flood the site constantly with my link. I know HIO is basically for chit chat, but I’ll admit here and now that I’m not able to join in. I find it awkward and uncomfortable to get my thoughts out in this format, and so although I read, I don’t join in. It’s basically the same for me on Twitter too. I’m just not good at it and I don’t know why.
The fellow I initially mentioned, and whose name I’ve deleted, is an innocent victim and I’m sorry all of this has happened. I don’t know why people troll. It’s quite a nasty thing to be doing.