The past few weeks for me have not been easy, with sickness in my household effecting every second of the day, plus Hunter teething and having vaccinations, has meant that I am in zombie mode, running on vitamin C and very little sleep. This past few days has been icing on the cake for me, the straw that broke the camels back. Usually one for thickened skin and the firm understanding that if people I don’t know are commenting on my character, then they are making very ill-informed assumptions. In private messages have been called a liar, a bad parent, a keyboard warrior, rude and stupid, part of the problem with society and judgemental. None of those things actually ring true to who I am as a person and what I stand for, however if it was said that I have strong beliefs, are opinionated, passionate, huge hearted and brutally honest about my life for everyone to see – then I am 100% guilty!
I write my blog (very selfishly) for me. It brings me so much joy and writing is just one of many creative outlets that I use to pass the time in my life. I am lucky and thankful that so many people enjoy tuning into my blog and Facebook page, it is a lovely addition to something that I love and enjoy immensely! However, this is my blog and a place for me to say whatever I feel like… you may giggle, agree with or totally hate what I have to say! That really is ok, I implore you to form your own opinions and highly suggest that if you are not liking what I have to say, then maybe this is not the blog for you? Maybe we are not a good fit? There are thousands of other Mummas out there blogging their brains out, so find one that speaks to you.
I ask this question; because my life is out on show for the world to see, should it be okay for people to tell me that my views are wrong? Or do I just need to man-up and come to terms with the fact that anyone has the right to comment negatively on my beliefs and voice their own opinions on my page? Is it freedom of speech at my expense? Frankly I am having a hard time getting my head around it all! I want my blog and Facebook page to be a positive and happy place for myself and everyone who visits.
Please don’t get me wrong, I LOOOVE other Mummas writing to me and lending their amazing advice, thoughts, constructive criticism and funny stories!
I am just a Mumma, one with feelings – I am not a keyboard warrior or heartless robot, please I beg you – think before you type, if you wouldn’t say it to my face in person then maybe you should keep your views to yourself – even better start your OWN blog! I promise not to come and tell you that what you think is wrong.
…And the hour is up! Psychiatrist session over… I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Thank you for listening. xo