What I am amazed by is the support that comes flowing in when that 1 person goes on their rampage. I have received literally dozens of e-mails, a few texts and obviously several comments regarding this person.
I have to let you all know that I utilized the e-mail she offered and though we still disagree on several subjects, a truce of source has been established.
As Ms. Chunky Chick stated in her comment on my last post, this is a place to come and let it all out. Life is so full of ups and downs and everyone needs an outlet. I wish mine was exercise cuz that's what my body NEEDS, but I have been blessed with the drive to write. I write everything from lists upon lists of things to this blog to 700 page novels. I am a writing freak!
*Speaking of, I just wrote 26 pages of my novel out of pure frustration. WOOHOO! Bring on the drama to get my writing juices flowing. Okay, I am really not an advocate of cyber-catfights but I am grateful that this particular one inspired me to write in my book.
But when you write it is to be assumed that at some point someone somewhere is not going to agree or like what has been written. The same goes for people who speak publicly, or really anyone who does anything publicly. Someone somewhere isn't going to like it. Thankfully I have been blessed with a wonderful community of followers/supporters and the people who oppose me either don't express it or are in the severe minority. I'd like to think the latter.
So to answer a few questions that have been raised:
Q: Am I going to stop blogging?
A: NO. It will take more than a few random comments to make me stop blogging.
Q: How do you bounce back when people attack you and your children?
A: If it were physical, things would be seriously different but they aren't. We were attacked with words and words are just that. Words. I have been verbally attacked all my life regarding my weight and my decisions etc. Generally people making accusations don't know me and unless what they are accusing me is unbeknownst to me and true, it doesn't really affect me. I allow people to assume because it really only makes an ass out of them, not me.
Q: Why don't you erase hateful comments from your blog?
A: Because to me that seems like the cowardly thing to do. Erasing the comment means that I feel inferior to it. I don't. There is little that one can say to me that would cause me to bow my head and tuck my proverbial tale between my legs. Deleting comments just isn't necessary.
So, in conclusion I will leave you all with a quote from my mama when I told her about the whole comment-rant situation and let her read everything.
"Does the woman think she's a higher power? Cuz, if she knew you she'd probably be taking two steps back and biting her tongue."
I thought that was pretty funny. I don't necessarily agree with the whole taking two steps back but I have always been told that in person I can be a bit intimidating. (All 5'4" of me haha)
Okay, next post I PROMISE will be weight loss related. I am now dropping this whole comment - politically correct crap.
The Fat Chick