Yup, you read that right. This past Wednesday, I posted something called Opportunity in which I talk about being approached by an insurance company for statements I made in my blog. (BTW, I still haven't decided what I'm doing yet.)
I read this comment by someone calling herself Patient Anonymous...
I just found your blog courtesy of your Medscape interview. I should probably read more of it before just jumping right in and posting but I'm all about immediate gratification and lack of impulse control at the moment.There are two thoughts that pop into my head. First, I absolutely do not want to make this person mad. LOL! And, second, this person, whomever she is, really needs to start a blog. So, I responded in my comment section (with the second part only - HA!).
I would not respond to this. I used to co-moderate a support board/group of fora for mental illnesses, meds etc... and I won't go into the details but we received trolls like this.
Also, it just sort of screamed, "Let us pimp you out!"...and such a cheery (form) letter from an insurance company? Yeah.
If you wish to get published, go for something a little more reputable.
Oh, and I just picked this name in quick, rather unoriginal random fashion so if someone else already has it, apologies--I'll change it.
Thanks and I look forward to reading more here.
Now, I never believed that this person would take me up on this. So, the very next day, here is the beginning of the first post for the Patient Anonymous blog...
Well, I blame Dr. A for all of this. I posted on his blog and he said I should start one of my own because he thought I'd make a good blogger. Huh. Well, I'm sure this will prove him wrong!...So, if you could do me a favor, and show some love to the newest person in blogland. Please stop by and say hello. And, don't forget to tell her that Dr. A sent ya! HA!
...Well, if nothing more it will prove to be an interesting "experiment" and I love experiments! It will either be the most pathetic blog in the history of the internet or I may actually get someone (besides Dr. A) to read it.