Well Dear Reader, I have had a nasty comment. I am always very pleased and flattered when folks can be bothered to read my inane ramblings in the first place and can be bothered to comment in the second. In my ‘about me’ I have encouraged people’s comments be they good or bad (well let’s face it we can’t be right all of the time can we?) and I am not adverse to people disagreeing with me, or criticism, so long as it is constructive. My blog is about me, my kids, my husband, my friends and the bits and pieces that we get up to – nothing earth shattering and sometimes I have a little rant and rave, there are a few of my amateur photographs thrown in for good measure and now and again I get up on my soapbox. It’s more of a gentle meander and all of the comments, without exception, have been positive and encouraging.
I was therefore quite taken aback by a comment a few days ago which said that the commentator had found my blog ‘by accident’ and finished by telling me what a ‘boring, pathetic life’ I have. Wow. I thought about simply deleting it, ignoring it if you will but I thought that it wouldn’t really be in the spirit of blogging to do that – after all people are entitled to their opinion and we don’t put ourselves out there in a public forum if we are scared of what folks might think do we? So I published it.
But, now here’s the thing. I don’t believe that someone comes upon one’s blog ‘by accident’ and then can be bothered to go to all the trouble of reading it only to leave a comment as to how boring and pathetic it is. For myself, I read quite a few (in my opinion) boring blogs (boring only in that their subject matter doesn’t appeal) but I wouldn’t dream of telling the writers my thoughts. Why? Because it I don’t have to read them if I don’t want to and because actually I am more polite and well-mannered than that. No. I suspect that this is someone who I know who doesn’t want to identify themselves due to cowardice and is retaliating in this rather ‘pathetic’ way for some perceived misdemeanor on my part. Actually I have my suspicions.
So come on ‘Cora’ tell us who you really are and what your beef really is with me. Go on. I dare you!