Well, it finally happened. I've been banned from a blog. That it comes now, at a point when I'm much less vocal than last year, is a bit of a surprise. That it happened on a blog to which I've contributed financially is even more baffling. What leaves me scratching my head, though, is that I seem to have been banned for objecting to a commenter who had trashed what I thought was a perfectly civil post. My post did include a few nasty words. They were direct quotes from the comment I was objecting to and yet I am the one who was banned.
I have to admit, this hurts. Being told your opinions not only don't matter but are unwelcome is painful. It would probably be less hurtful if the banning had come at any of a dozen turns when I wrote something that WAS outrageous and deserved action. It would be even less painful if, as I suspect, the blog owner is unaware of something her admins are doing. It wouldn't be the first time that had happened. But that remains to be seen.
So I have a question. It's a two-parter.
1. Have you ever been banned from a blog?
2. How did you feel and/or what did you do when it happened?