One of my favorite local blogs, www.goddessof pomona.com, since last Wednesday has been displaying a generic Blogger.com template with the message “This blog is open to invited readers only.”
Is the Goddess of Pomona pulling up the drawbridge?
I e-mailed the Goddess to inquire and she said she’d shut the blog down of her own volition due to “anonymous attacks in the comments section of late. Especially after learning the source of the latest comments.” She didn’t elaborate, but said the attacks have made blogging “not so fun.”
“So until I decide what to do, I’ve put a lock on the blog,” she said.
I suppose I should point out the irony of an anonymous blogger complaining about anonymous commenters, but that’s the blogosphere. I do hope she returns.