Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh, No She DIDN'T!

I sat down to check my blog comments this evening to find this little jewel posted by "Anonymous":


It amazes me how shallow your posts are compared to most. It always revolves around things about what (you) like and want and not real world issues....guess thats why its YOUR blog. As far as being a writer I guess if it was a book all about you it may be enjoyable for you, because anything with substance would be above you.


I'll be the first to admit that upon first read, I felt a little heat rise in my chest and face. And then, I laughed and snorted.


This is my first (unsolicited) negative comment, and I honestly wasn't quite sure how to react....or respond. You see, those of us who blog (and allow anonymous comments) are somewhat gluttons for punishment. We knowingly and willingly tell stories about our lives that leave room for judgement, criticism and complaint. 99 percent of the time, my comments are positive and encouraging, and this negative nugget puts a blemish on my comment record. Tsk, Tsk!


For the record, I would like to apologize to those of you who read my blog to get information regarding social injustices, world economics, politcal viewpoints, Taliban intelligence, historical information, or neuroscientific evidence supporting the Big Bang Theory. It just ain't happenin' on this blog, sweetie.


You see, on my blog I write about, well.....me. My life, my family, my friends. Sorry for the disappointment. It's kind of my online journal....a way of documenting my feelings, frustrations and phase of life here in my "real world." I guess it's like keeping a diary of sorts, and the subject matter of a diary--any one's diary--is usually about oneself. Seriously, would the Diary of Anne Frank have had such significance if the entire diary was written about her sweaty-lipped neighbor, Claus? I think not.



Now, I will concede to one statement the naughty, negative commenter made, and that is my posts have been rather shallow lately. I read back through some of my older posts and realized that I have taken the "easy road" approach to blogging by using some of those silly memes in place of an actual post. And to my true and faithful readers, I apologize. I have not given this blog the effort it, or you, deserves. I will try to do better, write stronger, and come up with issues of substance.


In the meantime, you can catch up on a few of my personal favorite all-about-me-and-my-shallow-non-real-world life by reading about Emerie's experience guzzling torch fuel, Landrie's happy hiney-wiping display at church, or my most popular post to date about the definition of a Stay at Home Mom, which tied with this post about Kellie-Laine's future dating life (or lack thereof.)

Stay tuned, negative commenter. You may find that the post you've been waiting for is just around the corner.....

13 comments:

Tricia said...

I really enjoy your blog. I have to admit, I checked it out about a month ago and thought I might not be interested. But since a friend has a link on hers, I checked it out again. Keep doing what you are doing, blogginig about who YOU are and what YOU think and what is happening in YOUR life. It is encouraging.

Anonymous said...

bravo

autumnesf said...

Shoot! Your blog is every bit as informative and helpful as all the newspapers there at the check-out register!

Congrats on your first troll attack friend!

Kylie said...

I guess I don't mind reading about you because I like you so much.

In fact... you are a joy :)

Mommyof2 said...

Ok, I would post what I really think, but since Rick is a minister, I will be somewhat PC. Your blog is, well, your blog. That means what goes on the pages is your choice, and it is our choice whether or not to read it. I personally love reading your posts. If, however, I found it shallow or boring, it would be my fault if I continued to read it. I have had some issues with people thinking I had no right to post "this" or "that" on my blog, and I had to laugh. Last time I checked, freedom of speech still exists. The whole reason I blog is as an online journal, for friends and family that are not here for the day-to-day. I even wrote in one of my posts that if you did not like what I said, don't come to my blog anymore. Whoever posted this was mean-spirited and obviously hurting for some reason or the other. My mom always taught me that hurting people hurt people. I am sorry this happened to you. Maybe next time they will have the courage to include their name.

Anonymous said...

SO I am not a blogger, but I am the MEAN spirited blogger that left a nasty note. You are ALL right...your blog is your blog and is none of my business. I am not too much of a godly person and obviously not a very good judge and am more than willing to admit that I was wrong. I do not know you or your family and have no right to make any superficial judgements....bad moments do not make bad desicions ok and it was a bad desicion to be well down right rude.....I am very sorry and now know that a moment of rudeness is un-necessary. So once again I am sorry.....it is your journal for your release and to stay in touch with your friends...Bad call on me!!!!

Having It All said...

I guess you, Anonymous, are deeper and possibly nicer than first suspected. I can't wait till Angela uses her Anonymous Commenter Tracking Software to tell us who left this comment. All right, there's no such thing...

Blog deep or shallow, Angela - I'll keep reading!

Heather said...

I love reading your blog, especially when you include pics of those cutie pie girls of your's!! AND I thought the post about shakin' your booty was hilarious.. :)

SuperMom said...

Anonymous:

It takes a big person to admit wrongdoing, and an even bigger person to apologize for that wrong.

Your comment made my day, and I appreciate your heartfelt apology.

You're welcome here anytime.

(And a huge "thank you" to all my friends who "have my back"....you are the reason I write!!)

KarenFarner said...

I love your blog! Don't change a thing! Well, maybe update it more as I do enjoy it!! :)

Jasmine said...

wow!! that was drama, but I love the resolution. It was like a good novel with a happy ending all in one blog post & comment section. What an escapist I am :)

Dona said...

Shoot, I guess I need to check out Fox news to find out what my next topic will be about.

However, I am very impressed at anonymous coming back and apologizing. Maybe you should join us bloggers, anonymous.

The Clifton's said...

Angela you crack me up. Whenever I need a good laugh I check your blog. Keep it up friend!