It’s been about 8 months since I first started this blog and I know that many of you who are readers now have not been with me from the beginning. I am so honored and blessed that you find it worth your time to pay my little spot a visit and sometimes even leave a little feedback. Whether you are a track and field enthusiast who appreciates an athlete’s perspective, a person who just likes to read different blogs, a stalker, or a friend or family member who realizes the only way to find out about what’s happening in my life is by reading my blogs…I’m glad you’re here. Lately though, I’ve realized that some of the “feedback” I’m receiving is not always of a positive nature. And I’m not speaking of those who voice a difference of opinion or offer up another viewpoint when they feel compelled to. I welcome that. I’m talking about the mean-spirited comments that serve no purpose other than to be unkind and cruel, and that judge me unfairly. Because let’s face it…you probably don’t know ME.
Sure, you might know a little bit about me if you take a little time and peruse through some of the entries. I think it gives a nice little snapshot. But obviously there is so much more to me then I could possibly include in a few weekly entries. But one thing that should be quite clear regardless is that I write this blog mainly for me. I stated that in the Introduction and it’s also clearly mentioned at the top of this page. The blog is about MY LIFE. So perhaps you can understand why I find it odd that people take the time to complain when I write about, say, myself! Or that I post pictures of myself… Imagine that?! It’s silly to me that people want to point out how self-absorbed and full of myself I am to continue to mention “me” as if they didn’t realize what they were getting into. There are plenty of blogs dedicated to politics, world events, the environment, etc. This one ain’t it! Sorry to disappoint. (I am fully aware that Hillary is giving her concession speech today and I'll probably watch--but I'd rather blog about something else. Cute guys? My
All this ranting is mainly just to say that I enjoy writing this blog and I am flattered that more than 3 people even bother to read it. For me, it is a positive outlet that allows me to share my experience as well as deal with things in a more productive manner due to the fact that I have received so much encouragement and support from most of you. For the small minority who hide behind your computer screen anonymously and throw out random, spiteful comments, I really just wish you wouldn’t bother. It boggles me how someone would even take time to read and invest in something they weren’t fond of. If you secretly hope that I fail, just keep it to yourself. If you find me to be narcissistic and it bothers you, stay away and don’t be bothered. If you absolutely cannot stand when people would post a picture of themselves in a bikini for others to look at, my blog is definitely not for you. This is not required reading for anybody. I want people here who actually enjoy it. I’d never visit a blog written by Paris Hilton because I can’t stand her. And I definitely wouldn’t then take my precious time commenting about how annoying she is and how ugly her feet are! Do you catch my drift? Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a spirited debate just as much as anybody, just make sure you have a point.
So once again, thank you for all of you who have made this an enjoyable experience for me. I like blogging more than I ever thought I would. And for the “e-thuggers” (credit goes to D.O. for that one), take the advice you learned in kindergarten. If you don’t have anything nice to say…