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Sunday, June 03, 2007

An Open Letter To My Blog Community

Dear Gentle Readers (to steal a phrase from Miss Manners),

It is a sad fact of our world that there exist people who can not find it in their hearts to be kind to others. Not everyone out there is a warmhearted soul. Some people say and do unkind things to others as a reflection of the misery in their own hearts. Others find solace, or at least minor entertainment, in attempting to upset strangers from behind a cloak of anonymity. We seem to have one such person in our midst here.

So, Mr. Anonymous Troll, I don't know what issues are eating at you, and I am sorry that you are in such a place in your life. I truly hope that you find peace in some constructive manner. I strongly suggest that posting insults in this forum will not help you achieve this goal. This blog is part of a friendly and gentle community, and behavior such as yours does not contribute to the overall harmony I need. I would hate to ban particular IP addresses, anonymous comments, or start moderating comments by hand, but if that's what need to be done to ensure safety and civility in this here corner of the bitstream, then that's what will happen.

To the rest of my readers, hugs, and thanks for making this blog a safe place for me to share both cute kid/ferret stories and heartfelt vents about those same kids/ferrets!


PS - This weekend was much better. I'm hoping for smoother sailing this week. Coming soon, for your reading amusement, "8 Random Things About Me" along with the amazing story entitled "How My 3.5 Year Old Saved Me From A Speeding Ticket."



  • I'm a big fan of the "delete and ban" option, myself.

    By Blogger Phantom Scribbler, at Monday, June 04, 2007 9:37:00 AM  

  • Why we went private with our family blog! I don't have patience to deal with crabby anonymous readers. LOL

    By Blogger Laura, at Monday, June 04, 2007 11:52:00 AM  

  • liesl
    you have such a gracious and gentle spirit. i just got cross, lol.
    love your post script sense of humour, wishing you happy days chick X

    By Blogger kate5kiwis, at Monday, June 04, 2007 5:16:00 PM  

  • Oh he's just upset because he has a little willy!

    By Blogger Lindyloo, at Monday, June 04, 2007 5:36:00 PM  

  • I've been away for a few days and I come back to find out you've gone out and gotten your very own Troll?! What fun, what fun. *ahem*. ;)

    I'm sorry it was a rough few days (I know we can all relate) but glad things are looking up. And I will be looking out for the "saved from a speeding ticket" story!

    By Blogger Jennifer, at Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:15:00 PM  

  • i'm so sorry to hear you have a troll. i've had my fair share of them in the past and they suck. :(

    i'm currently dealing with someone in real life who likes to spread lies about me and other friends of mine on her blog. and i have to see this woman every week now since our kids are going to the same preschool program. it sucks the big one. i haven't figured out how to deal w/ her yet or if i should just ignore her.

    looking fwd to your speeding ticket story.

    By Blogger amygeekgrl, at Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:09:00 PM  

  • Thanks, everyone!

    Phantom - don't worry - that's exactly where I'm going next...

    Laura - I get it completely! Although it sounds like your troll was worse than this one :(

    Kate - You are too sweet!

    Lindyloo - Bwah-ha-ha!

    Jennifer - Well, you know, all the Big Kids have trolls. They are the happening accessory, so I hired one from Central Casting ;-)

    Amy - Give me her blog site and I'll go put in a good word for you! Sheesh, it hurts my soul to know that there are people out there so miserable that they feel compelled to hurt others. I hope you find a way to resolve these issues with her. What a stinky situation.

    And yes - I'm going to try my darnest to post the speeding story this weekend. I told it to Kevin and he said that I definitely need to blog it!

    By Blogger Liesl, at Friday, June 08, 2007 9:59:00 PM  

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