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February 19, 2007

Comments

Bethany

ouch! sympathy to you on that one. i found it rather strange that the comment was on a post about critical parenting ... which you ended with sadness for what you'd seen.

happy break-week ... and D would love to hang out w/the Schmoop sometime this week if it works out!

Lara

I'm speechless that someone would leave a comment like that. How rude.

Dave Lemen

The challenge you're faced with is to avoid analyzing Random Reader's comments too carefully, and to try not to let her negativity affect the way you write in the future. You are a paragon of low-key, unobnoxious parenting.

Patty

I am so glad you responded to that obnoxious post. You do not need to "tone it down" and you do NOT make me "cringe". You make me smile and I always look forward to your posts and your insights on parenthood. :) love you girl!

Patty

I am so glad you responded to that obnoxious comment. You do not need to "tone it down" and you do NOT make me "cringe". You make me smile and I always look forward to your posts and your insights on parenthood. :) love you girl!

Jorge Angulo

Who is random reader? tone it down? please. don't get like alex rodriguez and try to make everyone love you (a n.y. yankee reference). ignore them. keep calling your kids what you want and don't let some negative no-blogger-busybody bother you. I got your back.

Jorge Angulo

Who is random reader? tone it down? please. don't get like alex rodriguez and try to make everyone love you (a n.y. yankee reference). ignore them. keep calling your kids what you want and don't let some negative no-blogger-busybody bother you. I got your back.

Beth

Hello - I am a lurker on your site, periodically popping in to see if you have updated. I was astounded by that comment, and so sick of the argument that if you put yourself out on the web you should have thick enough skin to take the criticism that might come your way. What the hell? There are real people behind these sites with real feelings. Just because I wear a red shirt in public doesn't mean I shouldn't be surprised if someone comes up to my face to tell me that it is hideous and makes my butt look fat. Just because you can hide behind the anonymity of the web doesn't mean that saying something mean to someone makes it okay. God! You said this all so much more eloquently, but I had to de-lurk just to say that I love your kid's nicknames (Seinfeld fan myself) and I love the stories. Keep writing.

Toni

Hey, babe, I wish you'd blog more. Way more. And I'm sorry about all the struggles lately. How's that for balance against someone who just randomly stopped by your blog to project her own unhappiness and insecurity into your space?

Don't feed the trolls, seriously, and don't let her win by feeling even the tiniest bit self conscious about how you write, parent, or dole out nicknames. Trolls like rr get a thrill out of randomly hurting others. Nothing makes them crazier than being ignored.

Beth

Wow, I am only able to indulge in blog reading occasionally but I *always* look forward to reading your blog. I know from experience that mean comments can really hurt, even when your rationale mind knows they are silly and inconsequential. You write very well, and I hope that the random meanness hasn't kept you from updating your blog.

And I agree with what the other "Beth" said (and all your other commenters). There is no excuse for rudeness. Anonymous rudeness is particularly cowardly.

FreeStoring

hay!!
good project :)
senks :)

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