Blogging is not for Sissies


For anyone out there who is thinking about starting a blog, be prepared for the haters.  They surface weekly and say awful things.  They love to complain about what you write and suggest to others “not” to waste their time reading your material yet they hypocritically keep reading.  They are cowards.  They hide behind made up signatures and fake email accounts and actually go out of their way to insult you.   That being said, their comments almost always give me a good chuckle. I would like to formally thank living in the northeast for giving me thick skin.  If I took these people seriously I would probably need to be admitted to a psych hospital for immediate treatment.  Who are the haters?  Are they someone I know or complete strangers bored with their own  lives?  Who knows?  They all have one thing in common, they are angry.  They are the “Shayna’s” [reference past blog “Shayna”] in the world.
All comments on my blog have to be approved by me.  Most of the comments that come in are very nice and encouraging (thank goodness).  I will post any comment as long as it is written in a respectful way.  If the comments are completely insulting, vulgar or look like internet spam, I simply delete them.  This one in particular seemed just too good not to post.  It will give you, the reader, a sneak peek inside the world of Mrs. Doherty Unleashed.   The comment  was written in reference to a post I wrote many months ago “Just pee in your pull up”.  For clarity and ease of reading I have copied and posted the comment in blue below. Enjoy.
Submitted  by fake@fakeemail.com 

“I was just looking through some blogs today, here is my take on this site/ story: just let them sit on the damn porta poty. you know that blue stuff?? its like 90% bleach!!! and as long as your kid dosent touch his/her ass, and lick their hand, they will be fine. but better yet, have your son hold the door open while your daughter takes a piss! (thats what pull ups are for, btw) it never occured to you that your daughter dosent want to take a piss while you are holding her up?? it never occured yo you that your son might open the door?? you cant think on your feet for crap, if thats your problem solving. its a good thing you arent in construction cause we would all be dead right now. your living in crazy town, and if your advice is to, “read the damn blog, its better that doing laundry” (btw, do talk like that in front of your kids?) you are sadly mistaken. doing laundry is way better. I have a new title for this blog! “the mom who cant handle kids”. my advice if to stop blogging, because you are embarassing yourself and your family. In conclusion, DONT WASTE YOUR TIME READING THIS CRAPPY STORY! dont hire Mrs. Doherty to babysit and dont waste your money on a car toilet, just be a better mom than Mrs. Doherty.”

And now…my thoughts on this comment. [written in red]

 

I was just looking through some blogs today [so???  You just Google random blog sites?  Mmmm?  Is that a hobby?], here is my take on this site/ story:  just let them sit on the damn porta poty [Ew?  No.  That is gross and you misspelled potty]. you know that blue stuff? [Yes..of course I know that blue stuff.  What does that have to do with sitting on the lid?] its like 90% bleach!!! and as long as your kid dosent [I think it’s spelled “doesn’t”…just saying.] touch his/her ass, and lick their hand, they will be fine [Well ok?  You certainly sound like you know what you are talking about.  I trust you.  All I have to do is make sure they don’t lick their hands, right?] but better yet, have your son hold the door open while your daughter takes a piss! (thats what pull ups are for, btw) [uh oh…you stopped making sense here and I was just beginning to trust you] it never occured to you that your daughter dosent [I already told you, it’s “doesn’t”] want to take a piss while you are holding her up??[Did it ever occur to you that you might benefit from a class in grammar?] it never occured yo you that your son might open the door?? [Huh?] you cant think on your feet for crap, if thats your problem solving.[Since when does a trip to the porta potty involve problem solving?] its a good thing you arent in construction[now…come on dude..that is just rude.  I have always thought of myself as the perfect construction worker?????] cause we would all be dead right now[So?  We would all be dead if I worked in construction?  That makes perfect sense.]. your living in crazy town[LOL…that’s kind of true], and if your advice[I don’t give advice.  I tell stories] is to, “read the damn blog, its better that doing laundry”[Amen to that! Oh wait…I came up with that?] (btw, do talk like that in front of your kids?[Hey?  Don’t judge.  I only swear around my kids when they piss me off]) you are sadly mistaken. doing laundry is way better[What?  Now YOU are the one living in crazy town!  You think laundry is better than reading my blog and then insulting me.  .I think not]. I have a new title for this blog![drum roll] “the mom who cant handle kids” [boo…that is not even a secret]. my advice if to stop blogging [Whatever.  What do you know?  You also thought I should stay away from the construction business.] because you are embarassing yourself [OMG…you should see me dance.] and your family. In conclusion,[yes…please conclude.  What on earth is your purpose?] DONT WASTE YOUR TIME READING THIS CRAPPY STORY! [LOL…you said “crappy”….no pun intended] dont hire Mrs. Doherty to babysit [I am a mom, not a babysitter?] and dont waste your money on a car toilet [What?  I disagree.  Best invention ever!], just be a better mom than Mrs. Doherty [Well? Look on the bright side.. at least I’m not working in construction?]

The best part about these types of comments is that they use a fake identity to post.  They almost always are opinionated and have tons of passion, yet they don’t sign their name. Does that mean they don’t really believe what they are saying or that they are embarrassed about their lack of grammar?  According to this person, he/she just reads blogs and does this as a hobby?  If that is what you want to do at least have a little integrity?  Sign your name.  I can handle it.  After all, blogging is not for sissies.

 

 

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Blogging is not for Sissies

  1. You are so hysterically funny! Love your blogs, this one in particular! This “critic” is insane. Nobody sits on a porta-potty!! What a loser.

  2. Every mom typically goes from raising 4 kids to construction. It’s logical. I was so offended that this person does not think this is the right transition for me. Maybe I should rethink my plans for my future. Now I’m lost.
    Thanks for reading Kelly.

  3. WOW!!! Um, I am totally speechless… Sounds like “FAKER” sat on too many port-a-potties and drank the blue water! I LOVE your blaaaaag.

  4. I am from SC and work in the school district with your sister. We all prayed for Maggie last summer, and I eventually clicked on Kimmey’s link on FB to your blog. You say everything that all mother’s think, but are afraid to say. I look forward to your posts and can relate to every single one of them!

  5. This was one of the most hilarious ones you have written yet, mostly because of the comments you made to the ass hat that can’t spell!! Mrs. Doherty rocks, seriously, you should see her at Wally’s!!!

  6. Ok. I read blogs to get ideas, to see what’s going on with other people, to laugh…I’m not actually looking for someone to tell me how to raise my four kiddos! This person needs a new hobby & seriously needs a sense of humor. And what the hell was up with the construction comment?? CLEARLY that’s what your next step in life was going to be…you must be so disappointed! 😉 You keep sharing- it helps me remain sane & is SO much better than laundry!

  7. This might be your best post yet. Your “critique” had me laughing hysterically….as most of your bogs do. Keep ’em coming!

  8. Comments like that – and worse! – are *exactly* why I don’t put more time into blogging. The second you get popular, the trolls come out of the woodwork to mess with you. And despite being born and raised in New England, I don’t have thick skin and would totally take it all personally.
    You, by the way, are hilarious! :)

  9. Girl! What was the deal with the “blue stuff”. You’re not sitting on the blue stuff. Unless the fumes are emanating, what does that have to do with actually sitting on the lid? This person obviously doesn’t have kids….or spell check. Keep blogging. I love reading it.

  10. I agree with Ruth! I have to wonder if these haters even have kids. I can always relate to at least one aspect of the truth you post. We applaud you for being brave enough to say it like it is. Being one who knows your children, know that they are well loved, taken care of and well behaved.
    Keep blogging Mrs. D!

  11. You crack me up! Go girl! I’m guessing this is someone who doesn’t even have kids. No one sits on a porta potty….

  12. I read this blog because it makes me laugh or otherwise identify with a common situation which frustrates everyone. We all forget how to laugh at life. Writers get accustomed to alot of criticism from people who refuse to see another point of view. Their loss. Don’t stop writing!

  13. Just when I didn’t think you had it in you, “you go and totally redeem yourself!” Brilliant! What an ass!

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