She has written many well-informed, insightful posts. Today's post is slightly different, describing her experience as a blogger.
You should go over there and read the whole thing, but here's a sample of what its like to be a widely read blogger who gets on the wrong side of people with too much time on their hands:
"..plagued by trolls on the site .. and received a number of e-mails which should not have hurt, they were only words, but hurt they did. I was worthless, valueless, a piece of shit.."
"a tsunami of vitriol from two well known bloggers who kept up a campaign for many a month of continuous contemptuous articles denigrating me, and claiming I had no right to term myself a Libertarian"
"I have endured months of vitriol which yes, did cause me a lot of unhappiness; there is a real person behind this blog, one that doesn’t enjoy being on the receiving end of a vendetta
And with the endless criticism and mindless attacks (read the comments too) comes self-doubt:
"I am more aware than anyone that my posts recently have lacked sparkle, and been pedestrian. Most days I have struggled to write anything at all"
So, she's calling it a day. Giving up blogging, closing down her blog.
Ironic, really, that a libertarian blogger should be hounded out of business by those who disagree with her views.
++UPDATE++ 'Anna Raccoon' has added to the somewhat excitable comments section below, and stated:
"My health is more important, and that is the reason I have given up blogging, so that I can concentrate on getting better and writing again, though admittedly I am also not in the best frame of mind to cope with those self obsessed people who believe that the world begins and ends at their doorstep or blog."
Thanks for clearing that up, Anna. As SteveShark, also below, says, let's move on..