Just yesterday, I wrote that Kathy Sierra is among my favorite bloggers. Today, it's going rapidly around the blogosphere that Kathy has received a series of ugly, twisted, perverted and frightening death threats. Two prominent bloggers, Jeneane Sessum,, of Blogher and Christopher Locke a Cluetrain co-author appear to be directly or indirectly involved.
Scoble says he is so upset he is taking the week off. I'm not going to do that, but I have to say I need to step back for a second. I somehow did not expect something like this to happen. It saddens and frightens me that it did. Kathy is one of the finest voices in marketing in the blogosphere or out. And for anonymous scumbags or famous bloggers to do something this goddam ugly just makes me very, very sad.
I wish I had a profound or dramatic statement to make but I don't. I wish there was something I could do or say to make it better for Kathy, but there isn't.
I think tonight I'll just go watch TV. It's safer.