I've talked to other bloggers and apparently this anonymous-unkind-comment thing is all too common. I don't get it. We all see things on blogs sometimes that may not resonate with us and may not be that helpful to us and may even offend or bother us, but can't we be nicer with our criticism or simply leave it alone? Why be mean to bloggers who are obviously trying to help through their blogs? And if we are ashamed to put our name to what we've written, shouldn't we realize maybe we shouldn't be posting it at all?
If you don't appreciate what is offered on my blog or at Power of Moms, you are most welcome to NOT visit these sites.
- If the "silver lining" attitude I muster up when things are hard in my life is bothersome to you, that's too bad. It's very therapeutic to me to work through my hard stuff by writing and find the positive - and I've had many emails from people saying those posts really helped them.
- If my sharing of happiness and successes feels like bragging, I'm sorry. I need to record the good stuff because, believe me, there's plenty of really really hard stuff that I don't share on this blog because it's either too personal or involves other people whose confidentiality I respect. It really helps me to counteract the hard stuff with the celebration of the positive so I can keep my head up.
- If you don't want to hear about free webinars or books by my parents or offer great resources and ideas to help your family offered by Power of Moms, skip over posts that address those things or don't come to my blog. I'm going to keep sharing resources that I've seen make a big difference in my life and in the lives of countless other families.
If you find what I write to be useful in your own life as a mother and want to add your voice to meaningful conversations about what works and what matters through your comments, that is wonderful and I'm so glad to have you here. But throwing out biting anonymous comments is just not cool. So please stop.