In my stated mission of trying to catch up with the knit-a-verse I crawl around it quite a bit but its only recently that I experienced my first nasty, negative knit blog.
This particular blog features "reviews" of knitting magazines etc. and within these reviews is significant criticism for the contents and its designers.
It seems negative feedback to these reviews is left by unhappy readers in her comments section (could it be that hers begets theirs?) Eventually she posted an expansive counterargument, the crux of which voiced her outrage that knitters and the knitting community have such little tolerance for criticism. In fact she laments the demise of another negative knitting-related blog that ceased to be because the authors were so sick of the backlash to their critical posts.
(The term "Ironic" springs to mind here.)
Honestly though I've noticed the same thing...knitters do seem to reject negativity....and I think its one of the things that makes knitblogland GREAT! It's what makes me want to visit a little part of it each day to see what people are up to....what positive things they have to say and what creative things they are doing.
When I sit down to post I feel the weight of that expectation - that people drop by here to find tid bits that stay on the high road and don't seek to entertain or engage at the expense of others. I love that too!
So thanks for dropping by and ( I hope and assume) holding me accountable to the wonderful high standards of knitblogland!