I've noticed a recent trend toward agitation. Maybe you've noticed it too?
Some comments are leaning toward caustic, bitter and acerbic. We all know a few blogs that we avoid because it's always a "yell-fest" in there. The host is always contentious, and angry. Every now and then one of those finds their way to the featured blog roll, and you can't avoid getting drawn in, and kicking yourself afterward. (What was I thinking? What WAS I thinking?)
I've even seen a few taking shots at Bob Stewart and Kerrie Greenhalg. I know! That's what I'm saying! What were they thinking?
But I'm not talking about those, I'm talking about some of the regular girls and gals that you read with regularity. Some of those have gotten a bit "testy" lately. And it's not just limited to bloggers. I've seen it on the highway, in the line at the grocery, talking to vendors on the phone... buyers and sellers. Testy, testy, testy.
Maybe it's the season? The Holidays certainly take a toll on us. All that stress to find the right gifts, scheduling, preparing and attending parties, spending time with family, can take it's toll.
Maybe it's the economy? I don't need to explain that one, do I? Some folks holding down second and third jobs. Others not managing to be able to make the ends of that rope meet.
Maybe it's just the winter settling in? Much has been made over the last few years about S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) where people are missing the vitamins supplied by exposure to the sun.
Whatever it is, I hope it passes soon. I'm itching to see my level-headed, friendly, accepting, patient buddies again.