I write for my blog (http://thelinguafranca.wordpress.com/) as an outlet for several ideas brewing in my head, and in hopes that my posts will be of some help to my readers (I write about cross-cultural communications between English and Chinese speakers, and quite a lot about learning Chinese).
I have found that 95% of the people who ask me for help--a recommendation, advice, an evaluation, a translated name, etc., don't bother with a thank you, even though you might have spent a hour responding to them. I've also noticed an increase in the number of comments that are nasty, unhelpful, rude. Some guy the other day left a comment calling me a liar in connection with a (very real and true) statistic I quoted on my blog.
I'm old enough (40) to know that the human animal ain't such a glorious creature. I'm suppose I'm writing to vent. Do any of you bloggers have similar feelings? How do you work past them?