I've been watching what I say for quite a while now because people who don't have my best interest in mind are stalking my blogs. Trolls, they call 'em.
A friend of mine recently stopped blogging for the same reason - she was being trolled by a disagreeable and hateful person. I'm sorry to see her go - my friend, not the troll; I enjoyed reading her - my friend, not the troll. Unfortunately, she won - the troll, not my friend. Trolls most often do.
I've had my share of trolls here.
|mine aren't nearly as cute; they spread no Joy around these parts...|
I've recently found a blog I really like, and the author's words reminded me why I started blogging in the first place ~ other than to practice writing and because my first publisher told me to start ~ it was because I wanted to have my voice heard. Even if no one reads this, I feel it's been said ~ without interruptions (which is a feat in and of itself). No one can talk over me, or through me, or louder or harsher. No one can punch me in the back to shut me up, or tower over me, screaming. Although there are no ears to hear my words, I feel as if they're not falling on deaf ones. There's something to be said about being able to have your say.
|La-La-La... I can't hear you...|
"Christianity provides a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends."
"Live right up to your highest and best! If you have made mistakes in the past, reparation lies not in regrets, but in thankfulness that you now know better. ~ It is true that we are are punished by our sins and not for them; it is true also that we are blessed and benefited by our sins. Having tasted the bitterness of error, we can avoid it. If we have withheld the kind word and the look of sympathy in the past, we can today give doubly, and thus, in degree, redeem the past. And we best redeem the past by forgetting it and losing ourselves in useful work."
From the Note Book of Elbert Hubbard
In Joy & Enjoy.