It's one of the more paradoxical aspects of my personality that I have have fairly bleak view of human nature, yet when someone behaves badly I'm genuinely shocked. Unless it's me in which case there are sound reasons. To be fair I only really lose the plot once every five years. The rest of the time I operate on the basis that I should remove myself from the situation irking me before I lose it. Then I light up a fag and think dark thoughts. As you can see I don't really mean any real harm.
That is all just by way of background. Most of you will be aware that Rachel from North London has had a spot of bother, to say the least with an online stalker. Thankfully justice has now prevailed, though the stalker has now gone on the run. Given her (the stalker's) continued blogging on the subject and her general behaviour, I'm sure it won't be long until the police catch up with her.
Having always regarded the blogging lark as a jolly bear pit. It's a helpful reminder that some take a rather more obsessive view of their fellow bloggers.
I have had no involvement with this woman, though I noticed earlier that she'd included one of my comments to Rachel on her (now-sabotaged blog), I am perhaps underestimating the level of anger the friends of her victims feel towards her. However I can't help but feel that sabotaging her blog was a bad move. She's already blaming some other people she's stalked. I can understand the desire for revenge but I really don't see any benefit to anyone concerned in provoking her. Frankly her behaviour is bad enough without it.
The people she is blaming for the sabotage have undergone enough misery. We bloggers all love a good barney but these are flames that don't need fanning. There is no effort required to undermine the credibility of her blog. It is clear in her every post post that she is an intelligent, articulate but deeply, troubled individual in desperate need of help. In any case, isn't this sabotage footering with evidence? I believe she intends to appeal, God knows on what basis.
The best people to deal with Felicity Jane Lowde have experience in psychiatry not pranks. She will be caught. Let them do their job and don't make a bad situation terrible.