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Anonymous Reader Email About Anonymous Reader Emails

Rusty - May 9, 2007

The following email was sent to me anonymously by myself. I am posting it here because that’s what every permablogger does when they get anonymous emails:

Dear Rusty,

First of all I just want to say that I love your blog. It’s tops.

Secondly, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a lot of “reader-submitted posts” and anonymous private emails that are posted on bloggernacle blogs. There are two things that I find fishy about this:

1) They are always some sort of confession or embarrassing question and are always anonymous (that or a name that the general bloggernacle isn’t familiar with).

2) I, the owner of the blog Nine Moons, have never once received an email like this. Not one. And not only have I not received an email like this but the only emails I have received regarding my blog (who weren’t my friends) were some thugs intent on defending DKL’s honor after the Monsters incident (don’t ask). No sincere or embarrassing questions. Nothing.

So my sincere and perhaps embarrassing question is this: Why is every other bloggernacle admin getting these types of emails and not me? And why have those same bloggernacle admin never written embarrassing questions in their own posts? I mean come on, are there really this many embarrassing anonymous emails flying through the internet tubes or are these “guest posts” just a mild form of Banner of Heaven?



  1. I don’t know, but the current 9M banner is the most hideously awesome thing I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by Susan M — May 9, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

  2. Rusty, can you ask your readership how I should handle my deeply-closeted homosexuality?

    Comment by gst — May 9, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  3. Sorry, I meant to sign that “Anonymous.” My bad.

    Comment by gst — May 9, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  4. Boy is my face red!

    Comment by gst — May 9, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

  5. Boy is my face red!

    No problem — just cover it up with a little bit of make-up.

    Comment by Kaimi — May 9, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

  6. Thanks Kaimi.

    By the way, can I tell you how pleased I am to have been solely responsible for something that is now referred to as an “incident”?

    Comment by gst — May 9, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

  7. No ninjas on the new banner?????

    Comment by a random John — May 9, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

  8. Hi Rusty,

    I want to be the first anonymous reader that isnt you to post an honest and heartfelt embarrasing dilemma to 9M, and hopefully the people here can help me.

    I have a serious problem. Some might laugh and mock and ridicule, but this problem is something that plagues my soul and causes me great concern and I need to overcome it in order to restore my self-esteem and move on in my life. Please be sensitive to my pain and charitable in your responses.

    OK…here I go…well…its…alright…I…I have a real problem with…its hard for me…please bear with me…I am deeply emfatuated and entirely consumed with the Bee Gees. I know, I know. Please dont mock me. I cannot explain it myself. I listen to them when nobody is looking and run a prominent web page and attend club outings under the guise of doing my Home Teaching. It is eating away at my soul. My nano is full to capacity and I cannot wait to upgrade. My wife think I like Classical and Jazz, but its all a lie. A LIE! I love the Bee Gees, and cannot stop.

    Please, 9M readers help me!!!! I cant get the Brothers Gibb out of my head!!!! AAAAAAARRRGGH! I beg you! Its just too much hell, I can no longer stay alive, its a tragedy, they are more than men to me. How deep is my love? Ive got a night fever, and I am barely staying alive.

    Comment by Anonymous Reader — May 10, 2007 @ 4:23 am

  9. Wilfried, you are not fooling anyone. We can hear “Staying Alive” playing outside the JFSHB!

    Comment by HP — May 10, 2007 @ 6:14 am

  10. Bee Gee love is nothing to be ashamed of.

    Comment by Susan M — May 10, 2007 @ 7:42 am

  11. I have it on good authority that the music in Hell will be provide by Barry Gib and the Bee Gee’s. Sons of Perdition will be locked in the same room with the Bay City Rollers and be treated to an ongoing rendition of Andy Gibb singing “Shadow Dancing.” Now if that isn’t the very definition of perdition, I don’t know what is!

    Comment by Brian Duffin — May 10, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  12. I thought most of humanity got enough of the Bee Gees on American Idol…you know when you’re over the hill and can’t sing very well, let it go. Their original songs were great…but let someone else sing them now. Go Jordan, you’re the best!

    Comment by Don Clifton — May 10, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

  13. Jordan will win, although Malinda is the better singer.

    I used to be an anonymous commentor. Then I realized that being anonymous was cowardly. Well, my anonymous commenting was cowardly. So now, if I have something to comment on, but I’m too afraid to do so, I just won’t do it (rather than leaving “anonymous”). Wait. Does that still make me a coward? Shoot.

    Comment by Cheryl — May 10, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  14. Bee Gees aren’t that bad. And I love the new banner, it’s the velvet Elvis of blog banners.

    Comment by jjohnsen — May 11, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

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