"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, October 29, 2010

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...I must confess, I pulled my post today.  I've never done that before now, never felt the need.  Today was different though.

It started out so innocently.  A post asking, in a light-hearted way,  without constraints of any kind what kind of life would you have?  Would you stay home?  Would you give back?  How could this have  possibly been offensive to anyone?

I am a big believer that my life is and always has been defined by the experiences I have, good or bad, they all have shaped me.  There is no mold for any of us...we are the sum of the way we react and process each and every event in our life.  Whether or not they seem significant at the time.

In my own way I am grateful for every single moment of every single day.  Though my life has not been easy by any measure, I believe that I have done well with the difficulties thrown my way and have been an incredibly good sport about all of it!  To accuse me (dear anonymous) of being selfish and ungrateful is extremely offensive to me.  

I SO want to get on my soapbox and tell you, anonymous, exactly what I think but I have given you too much of my time already.  I know the easiest thing to do would have been to delete your comment but I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed by then.

I love my blog and the opportunities it has afforded me to make so many wonderful, caring, inspirational friends.  You are always welcome here.  I respect that your views and beliefs may differ greatly from mine but I give you the right to express them, here, whenever the mood strikes you.  I will not, however, bend my morals and values and let you vent such hatred here again. 

May you find the true Blessings in your life and learn to be a generous and kind spirit.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, those dear anonymous commentors!!! They are so cowardly. Sorry that happened to you.

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  2. I'm so sorry this happened to you sweetie. I haven't been visiting you long, but I can't imagine why anyone would say anything like that about you. Ridiculous. I saw where you pulled it (went to read and it was gone).

    In this day and age, nothing much surprises me anymore. It's getting out of control. Hugs to you for being strong :)

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  3. I agree with you. Your blog is your blog. You can write what you want, and you shouldn't be intimidated by someone who can't even sign their name. I'm glad I got to read your entry yesterday, and even found it again today. I don't see anything wrong with it.

    Have a great day, Jojo, we,in the majority, do love ya!

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  4. I like your blog. You write well and are not a negative pusher.

    I was one of the commenters yesterday, as I recall, and I did not do so anonymously! That's why I moderate comments. If someone cannot sign their "fake" blog name then their comments are not welcome.

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  5. JoJo, it is so hurtful to read negative anonymous comments. The thing is -- that person doesn't know you at all. I've never felt any negativity from your blog, NEVER, and I'm not just saying that.

    I actually enjoy a lively debate, so would relish the opportunity to have a discussion with "anonymous", but really, who knows what you're dealing with? It's not worth the time because you don't know if "anonymous" is serious or just stupid.

    I have noticed other blogs recently with anonymous comments that do not make any sense. Silly things like, "Why don't you ever change the way your blog looks?" Now, what's the point of that? It's just someone trying to be hurtful.

    I would enjoy reading that post of yours, if you choose to put it back up sometimes, but totally understand why you pulled it. Next time, just delete the negative comment. Your post is more important than their silly comment.

    ((((((((hugs)))))))

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  6. Just found your blog - I am enchanted by it.

    I didn't get to read your deleted post - but I think it is cowardly of commenters to leave annonymous remarks - if they can't make them "face to face" and show their name, then they should crawl back in their cave and leave us bloggers alone.

    Keep up the good work with your blog.

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  7. Oh, I am so sorry. You should post anything you want on your blog. It is your blog and if there are comments you do not choose to have on your posts then I say you should delete them...and not delete your post. There are many more out there that enjoy your posts than there are those that won't even show their name when they leave hurting comments. Please don't let this person keep you from posting what you want on your blog. Hugs

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  8. Well darn JoJo why would anyone be offensive about you asking that question? And honey I wish you had not pulled it I want to read it. lol
    This little space is all yours and write what you want and don't pull the plug on it.
    We all love you so know that and keep writing.
    Now I forgot what I wanted to tell you when I came by.
    Maybe I will think of it later
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  9. somebody said that to you? Good Lord they don't know you at all. Aside from the chicken commenter, like ORiely says, Name and town name and town if you wish to opine!! Shame on anonymous.

    Have you ever thought of being a blog designer? you are always creating new and interesting looking "faces" for yours. Your very good at it.

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  10. Jojo, Didn't read your deleted blog. For some reason your post must have hit a nerve and off they went! Not fair especially since they are anonymous!
    Happened to me only once....I said something that offended two followers but they weren't anonymous, I replied to their comments and didn't retract anything. They still follow and I like their blogs.
    You have a right to delete them even as a follower. I have done this once to someone that was just TOO far out there!!!
    Have a restful weekend and take care.
    Jim

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  11. Jojo,

    I missed the post too and I am genuinely sorry that it caused you to feel bad. You know I have faced this dilemma and have blogged about it.

    I have noticed an increase in passive aggressive and negative anonymous comments recently all over. BTW those blog "look different" Jan mentioned are a spam group.

    Anyway I think what we are now seeing are blog
    bullies. People so miserable inside that they vent wherever they can. I just hit delete and never give them another thought. I also do not post comments from people who say "please visit me and enter my giveaway and please follow me and I'll follow you. They are what I lovingly refer to as "collectors"

    No thanks Delete.

    I hope you will reconsider next time and do not allow anyone to influence or dictate what you can or cannot say on your own personal space.

    Yes, we have an open door when we have blogs, but if someone walks in with a bad attitude, we also can escort them right back out, and slam the door on their backside while we're at it.

    So, BIG hug, wish I'd seen it and the comment..cause I love a good tussle with an idiot.... : D

    xxxx

    z

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comments, comments, comments! If you've got 'em share 'em. If you are a no comment blogger I will try to answer back on this post. If you are...expect a personal reply from me! Cheers, and please mind those manners.

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