Sunday, December 16, 2007

Public Service Announcement

I hadn't mentioned any of this here since my ever so simple plan of ignoring it had been going rather well. But as I spend a lazy afternoon checking other sites I am seeing things that seem to fit the same pattern of what I experienced.

Beginning in September I started to receive threatening comments and emails on not only current but also really old posts. The comments were basically all the same, I was called a whore/slut/skank and the poster threatened to expose me. I was completely weirded out, but I ignored him, and it seemed to stop. Based on the comments I received and 5 minutes of investigation, he refers to himself as John or Jack most times (really narrows it down), he is most likely applying to law schools now, and I can provide an email address and other sites he's posted on using that email address if anyone is so inclined.

I write this not only to let other (female) bloggers know that this weirdo isn't just targeting them but also to explain why things will most likely taper off here in the near future. I've been rather tight lipped about it, but I found a job, in the area of law I wanted to practice in. I'm extremely excited and I don't want to take any actions that could compromise that. While I really enjoy posting here I really doubt I will be able to find the proper balance once I start work.

UPDATE: it's WAY more widespread than I thought. Grace posted his IP address, as I said earlier he has emailed me.

7 comments:

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the job offer! Sorry about the creep - you will be missed if you stop posting.

Nye! said...

Hey, congrats. That's great.

Wannabe Redhead said...

Congratulations on the new job!

Spicy Law said...

Congrats! I'd love to hear about your search/how you found it if you could do so in a tight lipped fashion :)

GrewUpRural said...

Congrats on the new job!

Harmless Error said...

Yay for the job! Boo for the creep. He hasn't gotten to me yet.

some guy said...

congrats on the job!