I have to be honest, when I get an email notifying me that I have new comments here on my blog, a huge smile comes to my face. I am no different than anyone else, I love to get validation and to know that y’all have been here reading and visiting. It really does thrill me and I see no shame in telling you that.
When I visit other blogs and leave comments, I always make sure that my words are full of support, kindness and come from a place of honesty but also of gentleness. I don’t remember ever commenting on anyone’s blog with a snide or snotty comment…my Momma told me “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and I suppose I try to live by that, at least in blogland.
Well, not everyone seems to feel the way I do about commenting on each others blogs. Someone took the time to leave a comment on a very old post of mine and went about instructing me as to how what I made wasn’t craft worthy and went into a bit of a tirade about legalities and such. (The post is HERE if you care to read it…with the anonymous comment left intact, too.)
I don’t moderate comments except on entries that are older than a week (otherwise I might miss them) and I publish everything that is said to me, good or bad. You don’t have to like everything (or anything, for that matter) that I share here…but c’mon, if you’re going to comment, leave your name and don’t do it anonymously. If you believe in something, stand up for it and leave your name. I’m a big girl and I can take it, really.
Also, know that I am human and make mistakes…and I try to learn from them, too. I won’t take that post down because it was what I did at the time but if my anonymous commenter had taken the time to look around they would see that I have followed up that post with another one admitting my mistake and doing my best to correct it.
I guess I’m just feeling a bit touchy today but this just really got under my skin. Don’t people have anything better to do than search the internet for people to harass?
Okay, I’m done venting. But if you feel the way I do and you like the little graphic at the top, grab it (right click and save) and post it on your blog…just a little reminder to be gentle with each other as we travel this journey called life.
Peace & Love,