Being threatened in the blog world is scary. I have heard tales of cyber-stalkers, blog wars and men preying on women. I have not had any of these experiences until recently. A fellow blogger, Don Christopher Smith, Don, Minus the Bars has let it be known that he is unhappy about an anonymous post I left on his now defunct blog. He has threatened to exact revenge. Not only against me but a few other female bloggers for other reasons that I am not privy to.
I do not know this man, except that I frequented his blog, we spoke about collaborating on some prose and he penned two lovely poems for my birthday. So his threats are at best over the top. I sent him an email and notified authorities of his threats.
I do not scare easily. I never have. He has threatened to meet me at a conference that I am attending in Atlanta in July. He has asked other bloggers about my whereabouts. As I said I am not afraid of him or anyone else. I know men like him, who think that pushing up on women is power. I am not sure what his delusion is. I am not sure what his fascination with me is. But I tell you what, I will not be moved by him or anyone else. I will not tremble, hide, or walk in fear. I just want him to know that.
Don Christopher Smith I am not afraid of you. I am not running from you. And I am certainly not shutting my blog down because of you.