Wow. Just got a stunningly negative comment on an old post. The anonymous reader attacked my style and myself and left saying they wouldn’t be back.
This happened literally 2 seconds ago so I’m writing through the wave of tears that has ensued in an attempt to capture the feelings I’m feeling and lay them out down here for posterity. Don’t know if that’s such a great idea but I’ve always thought that experimentation is a big part of this whole blog-thing…
The first question that springs to mind when I read the comment is: Why would someone write such a mean message? The second question is: Why would they take the time to do that? The third question is: Am I that bad? The fourth is: Should I even be doing this? The fifth is: Why would someone hurt someone they don’t even know? The pool of questions is deep…
And now I’ve deleted the comment. It’s gone. The tears are subsiding. Now I’m talking myself down:
You love doing this, Michele. Don’t give this hater even an ounce of power. Don’t let this person undermine you. Just keep working. Just keep improving. Not everyone will love everything you do. Some people will hate it in fact. And they will tell you they hate it. That’s just how the world works. Let it go.
And now I’m talking myself back up again:
Look at all the stuff you’ve done. Look at all the joyful moments you’ve captured on this blog. Some of your projects are pretty darn good. Look how much fun you’re having. Look at how many POSITIVE comments you’ve received. And look at how many people like what you do. Seriously Michele, you are doing so well! Oh and by the way, you are freaking fantastic too!!!… Okay?
please don't take it to heart any more!!! some people are just mean for no reason other than they're mean! or jealous, or bored. haters be hatin'. i love your blog, and lots of other people do too!
I have no words about that story. It's horrible 🙁
These days I think about why the people don't use their energy to make something helpful, but lose it making other people unhappy. But I have no answers…..
Mel M. M. McCarthy says
Hi Michele, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your experience, send you a big hug, and let you know that your work is fabulous & your blog is oh so lovely! My personal view on negative comments is that if they're not intended for growth (but worded badly, or if they're not accidental (or just plain spam)… then they are most likely more about how that person feels about themselves than they could ever be about your content. The old "bullies hate themselves & that's why they bully" line. Hope that helps some. Hugs!
No, you are awesome! Unfortunately there are those who leave mean and hurtful comments. I love your blog and your style! I like you just delete the mean comments, I have no need for keeping them they just bring me down. Keep up the good work there are so many of us that love what you do!
Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says
Negative comments are so rotten…I got one last fall (did they write in all caps like they were screaming at you?) I am glad you are able to move on, you are fantastic!
What a relief to know they wont be back…happy day . I guess it can be dangerous to ask people to write what they think as some people think negative things . As to why they would bother to respond negatively, I think some people think that they can get rid of their own misery by spreading it around…sad.
Keep up the great work and generous sharing of your creativity . It helps balance out the negativity that others try and fill the world with .
Lisa Firke says
Please delete that negative comment and block that person from commenting again. You're lovely, your blog is lovely, and you don't need feedback that makes you doubt yourself. Just sayin'.
My guess is they are either sad or jealous. Ignore it. Some people (for some obscure reason) get a kick out of being nasty. x
I had to respond. Please don't let these people bring you down. When I first started doing my "art", I was finding my style. My sister told me they looked like school projects. That kids did, in elementary school!! I was mortified and embarrassed. Maybe they did look like that but I liked them and I found out others did too. They were silly and fun. I think I have found my style now (still silly and fun!) and I like it. Screw my mean, jealous sister and any others that don't like it. I never showed her another piece of my work. Not everyone is going to like what you do but most people will. People love what I do now. I've also sold some stuff too! So, screw the hater and keep on truckin'!!! I love your stuff.
Stitchin' Sweet Sue says
Always love your posts, to that person I'd say simply *pish posh* and block them forever. Hope your day is better with that nasty done and gone ~ hugs to you:)
I've heard of food bloggers that have steady followings of criticizers who berate them when a recipe goes bad. I like to think the crafty type are mostly supportive.
I have gotten some amazing inspirations from your tutorials and postings. Brush this one rude comment off and keep sharing what you do with others because I personally love it.
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Haters are gonna hate and they have got other issues to work out. As they say in my fave mob movies "fuhgeddaboudit". If you want some vent therapy, Viv @ The V Spot even started a blog just to deal with this crap : http://www.myfavoritehatemail.blogspot.com/
That might be something to check out. But regardless, you are a brilliantly creative, funny, supportive, wonderful, generous amazing person! And pooh on them!
I think if you understand meanness, you have a problem. You know what I am saying? It should be incomprehensible by a kind person. You are great. Carry on! I'm sorry that you had to experience this sadness today.
Pinkadot Quilts says
Wow, I am sure that must have stung! I think when you calmed down you answered all the questions about why you are doing this. Keep going and just hit that "remove comment" button when necessary!
By the way I probably would have felt the same way.
There are so many more of us here that love you, your quirky stick people and all that fun. Please, please don't leave us. Blogging just wouldn't be the same for any of us without you.
When my kids were little – well, teens anyway – there was a batch of mean spirited kids that said derogatory things to them. I told them to "consider the source". Some people are just nasty, and there is nothing you can do to change that. Personally, I would just cut them loose and remember that we all love you!
It's always astonishing to me to think there is any call for mean comments on craft blogs…I mean seriously puzzling and frankly pathetic on the anonymous poster's part. Also interesting how they are most often left "anonymously". I hope you are able to shake it off quickly, because my bet is it simply boils down to trying to create attention, nothing personal at all.
Oh yea, I saw another blogger send the comment here, http://myfavoritehatemail.blogspot.com/p/our-mission.html
It's funny how we tend to focus so sharply on those .000001% of comments that are negative. ; )
I'm sorry they hurt you, and I'm glad they graced you with their lack of presence. lol!
Mean people exist and they aren't "happy" until they spread their meanness and hurt others.
No worries Michelle! You have a lot of fans that love your blog (me!)! Keep up the wonderful work!
Dresden Quilter says
You are freaking fantastic!!! Please continue to inspire and amaze us!
Jackie Welling says
I've learned that when people lash out like that, it is 99.9% of the time something that is going on in their own lives that is going wrong, so they take it out on others. Delete it from your blog and your mind, don't be weighed down by the crap going on in other people's lives. 🙂
i just added your blog to my blogroll the other day, because I love what I see here. dont let them steal your joy. enjoy the beautiful. that person probably has had a bad day and let it out on you.
Elise Engh says
I'm so sorry to hear about that cruel comment that you got. That hasn't happened to me yet, but I've learned of this happening to lots of other bloggers. Maybe there are a club of mean bloggers and their goal is to bring everyone down because when it comes down to it, they look at an amazing creative blog like yours and feel threatened. Maybe the only way they can try to make themselves feel better is by criticizing and trying to make others look bad. Boo to those people! Keep on treckin Michele! Your unique writing style and way of creating things in a way I never would have thought is the reason why I like your blog so much!
I just read your blog and want to make a comment/observation. There are trolls in innerspace who's only purpose in life is to cause misery. It sounds like you were attacked by such a troll. Please don't take it personally. The troll is a coward who wouldn't even id themselves. I am glad you posted this and are ready to move on.
Why spend time on a slimy rat fink who HIDES behind Anonymous?
Especially when you have all of your Friends WITH NAMES here each and every day?
from Gerry of GerryART
i've been following your blog for a while, and i just want to say that your experimentation motivates me to experiment, and that's such an important part of the rediscovery of my own creativity. your blog has been a source of inspiration and i love it 😀
Siento rabia, no se puede entrar en un blog y pisar el trabajo que otra persona nos muestra. Solo son personas infelices con su vida y celosas de los demás.
Lovely your blog.
So sorry that happened, but I was happy to read that you walked yourself through it. There are always going to be people who don't like what we do for some reason or another (their problem, not ours). Don't stop what you are doing for that .0001%. Your fans and friends out weigh them by far.
Keep your chin up, you are very talented!
Art For Little Hands says
I don't think I have commented here before, but I have been following you since about May. I found you through looking for ideas for things to do with old egg cartons. I found your art inspiring. It wasn't just a "craft" with something recycled. YOu are and artist and very good at what you do. I love seeing the things you do. You make me think outside the box more. You are an inspiration. Don't, please don't, let one nasty comment trump all the nice things people are saying to you here today. Don't give that person the time, effort, or any more of your heart. You are awesome!
Hi Michele! I just have to say that the problem is not yours, it's him/his!!!!
You and your blog job are GREAT!!!!! Please keep doing it :)) I rally admire what you do!
Big hug from Porto, Portugal!!!!
You answered the title post question yourself! You have great self reflection and I love your posts. You know I do. The wonderful style of writing, the incredible inventive ways of re-using materials, your tutorials, the funny way you put things into perspective and the fact you don’t mind to speak openly.
You could consider to block anonymous commenters from your blog. The negative comments always come from anonymous people! It’s so sad and I always wonder why. Are they jealous? It’s a waste of energy to ponder on this too long!
I hope to see a happy post again soon Michele!
Melissa E says
I can't believe people can be so hurtful. I love what you do and think you are an inspiration to all of us who aspire to be more creative and resourceful.
Yes, you'd think that people would have better things to do than diss someone else's style (which is such a personal matter). If it doesn't click with them they can move on, right? Sending you a wave of positive happy thoughts through the internet to your desk. We're psyched you're here, so keep blogging and don't let the bastards get you down.
there are some horrid people out there, just ignore them!
I would have asked myself all those same questions, especially 'why bother to do that?' I don't get it either. You've got a gazillion Michele lovers here to squash out that one evildoer. Way to bring yourself back up and put your feelings out there so we can remind you of how inspiring your work and ideas are. Plus, you are totally freakin' hilarious so i love to read every post you write. Craft on!
Don't give your thoughts and please not your tears to someone you don't know. In the net there are a lot of people who just write comments out of a way of "fun". They try to get this reaction by being mean.
But you know, this doesn't count.
The only things which really counts are what the people dear to you thing and say, your family and your friends.
I would've had all the same questions running through my head too. I really don't understand why people do this and especially being anonymous which just makes them cowardly! Why take the time to leave a negative comment when they can just walk away with one click of the mouse?? I worry about what my reaction would be if it happened to me actually because I feel down when I loose a follower 🙂
Ignore the troll. You are doing a great job!
I was bought up to believe "If you don't have something good to say then don't say anything at all". It's a shame that they don't have the common decency that we do.
Sadly you seem to have encountered a troll today – imagine what a sad life they must lead if they get enjoyment from hurting others. Pity them and swiftly move on.
Finally, out of all the hundreds and thousands of blogs out there I have only book-marked four. Yes, you are one of them. Take pride in what you do, this stranger admires you and is in awe of your work.
My dear I really can relate to what you say. Maybe this will help a little http://mardesonho.blogspot.com/2011/07/recycling-masters.html
Hey Michele! You are amazing. Don't let this comment bring you down. You are so talented and have so much to share. You have a ton of followers that love your work. They have chosen to follow you because you are so amazing at what you do. I am so proud to be related to such am amazing artist. Love you!!! Ariane
Its amazing how unkind folk can be isnt it. Only this week I had a negative jibe from some one off Swap Bot, relating to a 2007/8 swap! They hadnt fulfilled a swap to me and several others, and in the end I just told her to forget mine, it was of no great importance.
In the hope it would release her from pressure and it could be forgotten about.
But now after all this time lol the silly mare has put a loaded comment, all these years later, that I had not worked with her, so she could not alter the negative '1' Id scored her back then!
I noticed shes had shed loads more 1 scores and folk saying they hadnt received anything since then mind you….so what was the point you have to wonder?
I had the ability to send an answer back to her, unlike yourself. So I did lol.
Frankly there are sad and silly folks out there, so lose no sleep or tears over this spiteful comment.
(Hopefully he/she will get very painful piles so sitting at the pc will be less comfortable in future.)
I love your skew whiff slant on things and fall about chuckling at some of your posts.
Im here cos I want to be, the anonymous grouch can go *@<> a duck!
Think by these commenst, your pals here reckon you are OKAY!!
You have a great imagination and it looks like you are having fun on your blog. Keep it up.
You have a great imagination and looks like you are having fun. Keep it up.
That is sooooo mean!!!
But look at all the other 1052 followers who love you. That person must be insane!
Oh I am so angry too, do not waste one tear or one thought on that horrible person. I've seen similar happen on other blogs and, from what I can gather, there are certain individuals who just go round posting nasty, negative posts. Don't let them have the satisfaction of causing you to doubt for one second that your blog is anything but creative, attractive and a great place to visit.
Epbot had a post today that you might find useful.
You are all good and awesome – forget that evil person… you are far better without thoughtless and hurtful comments. I love your creativity and inspiration and look forward to your posts.
Some people have such a crappy life off line, and just have no power there. So they come online, and find that they have the power of being a faceless bitch (male or female). It makes them feel smug, and better about themselves by bringing someone else down. They are emotional Vampires, they will suck the joy and life out of you.
I just found your blog, which was recomemded by another blogger. I fell in love with your stuff, so please remember you have alot of fans and dont let the Vamps. get to you lol!
Next time you get an evil note send it here! These ladies are so damn funny about the hate mails bloggers get and they will make you feel better too!
My Favorite Hate Mail: Where Mean Comments Go….
Rescued Goods says
Good for you! Good for you for posting about it, and for talking yourself through it. You are so right, and all of your friends commenting here are so right. Keep smiling, keep crafting, keep posting, and keep on! Who cares about "anonymous"?!
So here I sat tonight going through my Google reader when, of course, I came across your post. It made me angry and I hurt for you. But I don't reply too much especially since I don't have my own blog. So, I kept on reading. But it bothered me. A LOT! I had to come back to your post and try to leave you some positive words. I was thrilled to see so many people beat me to it.
People never cease to amaze me. Unfortunately. Fine, this blog isn't to their liking. So be it. That's what the unsubscribe button is for. But to be intentionally mean is just pathetic. It's the sign of a sad life. Michelle, look at all these positive posts and know that you have made a positive impact on so many people. Try to shake off that loser. I know that's easier said than done but I'll try to put it in perspective with a few rules I live by.
1. If you try to make everyone happy, you'll end up making no one happy. So make sure you do what makes YOU happy. That will guarantee that at least one person is satisfied.
2. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of my heroes. She was a woman before her time. This is my all time favorite quote from her. And, honestly, it helped me get through a very trying time in my life. 'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'
So, dear Michelle, screw the losers and be happy with your successes.
What? I don't understand it! I do realize that people seem to feel brave behind the keyboard, especially those with nasty things to say that can hide behind 'anonymous'. It's gross! You are not bad at all!
I think everyone has said everything …. pffft.. some people are just miseries…. you are not…. it is hard sometimes to not let the negativity get to you but you must let it go …. just remember all of us who would be lost without your blog cheering us up…..
Honey, what you need to understand, first and foremost, is that when people do and say these things in an attempt to hurt you, undermine your abilities and work, and hinder your progress… its because along the way in their life, deep inside them, they became poisoned with fear, hopelessness, anger, and wrath.
Remember this: This occurrence had NOTHING to do with YOU. Nothing whatsoever.
I personally happen to frequent debate boards almost daily, so I see a lot of angry, bitter, and lost people all the time. I read things that are meant to hurt me and stab and wound my emotional and mental health constantly – and boy, do I ever!! Cuss words, slander, rumors, really ugly, dirty stuff!! A long time ago, I came to the realization that whatever anyone said (unless I personally provoked it) did not actually reflect on who I was, but who THEY are. And I just stopped taking things personally… I realized none of what they said really had to do with me, but what they were obviously going through at that time.
So, take a few good, loooong deep breathes, wipe those tears away, and sit up straight. You have an amazing ability to write your feelings out in a manner that makes me feel like I am right there with you, holding your hand, laughing by your side, and enjoying creating art and experimenting through your loved crafting mediums. You have a gift. Just because someone else wants to hurt you – because they are hurting somewhere in their life – does NOT mean you should stop doing what you love… think about it – if we all quit something because someone disagreed with us, used ugly words, or tried to hurt us in some way, where would this crazy world be??? Take this the right way, ok?: Do not put your mind frame in a narcissistic and vain place that you start to become worried when a few lost, angry peeps try to trip you and say mean things! It happens to ALL of us. That's life!! 😉
Now get up and hold up that shield of confidence and raise that art utensil!!! KEEP AT IT, WOMAN!!! AND NEVER STOP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.
CHEERZ!!!!! *hugzzzz* ~Rita
Don't give such a sad and hateful person a second tnought. Easier said than done; but honestly…your questions are right on track.
Little Treasures says
Michele I think you are amazing and brave to share this with us!
I see you have received plenty of comments as a support and reassurement and that should speak enough! You shouldn't let yourself be affected by such a comment (I know it's difficult and every human being would react the same) because there are all sorts of people out there. If that person had a little self-respect (s)he wouldn't have left such a comment at all and would have written her own name not sign as Anonymous! Many of the such are just envious and jealous of other people's ability and they cannot fight it the other way but attack others with mean comments!
I think you are enormously talented and that you are doing a great job with your blog! I love reading it and I will always be over here on the other side of the monitor to offer you my support! You just keep your head high and continue doing what you know best!!!
You just shouldn't care, Michelle! Your blog is really nice, and the world is full of stupid people. Dedicating a full post to them is really not what they deserve… just ignore them!
Rashmie @ MommyLabs says
I LOVE what you share here on your blog. Don't care a bit about the negative comment and the mind behind it. There will always be some who will be insecure, jealous, and hateful. But, all we have to do is build a shield of positive, creative and powerful energy around us that will rebound the negativity in the direction of where it came from.
Keep on being an inspiration for all…
And, you are doing this blog not to 'please' anybody. You are doing this because you LOVE doing this. This gives you a purpose and identity and we all relate and resonate with it.
CREATIVE MIND says
Hey me sweet heart, its really sad to know that someone write you something bad..such a poor behavior..I believe people who write something bad anonymously,they are cowardice & they are chicken hearted people..jealous from your success..
WE LOVE YOU & YOUR WRITINGS SO DON'T THINK ABOUT A SINGLE NEGATIVE ANONYMOUS READER 🙂
you receive lots of anonymous comments but they write you always lovely words..so what if a single one is bad..be smart as ever & i think someone is getting jealous from your awesome blog, that's why they write bad..so my honey keep rocking as ever & keep writing your nice words..wish you more n more success!!!!
REMEMBER AGAIN..WE REALLY LOVE YOU & YOUR BLOG..DONT THINK ABOUT OTHERS, JUST KEEP US IN YOUR MIND..Hahahaha…HAPPY NOW??
be happy always..Lots of love!!!
Hi Michele, sorry I only read what happened to you just now. Let me assure you that I love visiting your blog and see what creative things you are doing. Please don't let this incident stop you from being you. Hugs – Nat
You know what…some have can only feel good with themselves if they are not mean to someone else. I have a monster-in-law exactly like that…she's mean because she has a black soul and nobody can do anything about it…she'll dye unhappy and trying to make people unhappy too because that's what they think life should be, that nobody has the right to be happy. Best thing to do…forget and keep smiling, doing what makes you happy, get surrounded by beautiful things, family, friends, flowers, colors. Just live, girl!!!
Don't let mean people get you down! I enjoy your blog, and I can see that 60 other people before me took the time to leave a comment and tell you they also think you are doing a great job.
Geri Centonze says
Oh, how I can relate. Why does just one negative comment have such power over us? I guess at our core we all just want to be accepted. There's a passage in the bible that is true even if you're not a believer …out of the heart the mouth speaks. The negativity you received in that comment says NOTHING about you and everything about the author. Hopefully you are encouraged by all the love sent your way in these comments
Michelle L. says
Oh, boy, a lovely bit of hate mail from anonymous. Look at all these fabulous supportive comments! They make me so happy! A couple of weeks ago I got my first anonymous nasty comment – it felt so bizarre! I know exactly what you mean. Why would a person take the time to write "I don't like this?" There's something wrong with someone (unless it is in the context of a review) who would type those words in response to a post on a peaceful, humble blog that is minding its own business and not hurting anyone.
Keep having fun in YOUR OWN AMAZING STYLE, and we will keep reading because WE have excellent taste. Unlike that squeaking, flea-bitten anony mouse.
meijo's JOY says
Absolutely agree with Michelle L. – An anonymous = not important and not need waste your precious time thinking of it – Choose happy comments – choose to be happy – it's your choice! Hugs and kisses – PC
I follow and enjoy your blog ! ! ! If the commentor does not like your blog — My question is why are they following you to begin with and why even leave a comment? Again both my mom and I LOVE your Blog ! !
You just had 63 comments, mine making 64 and only 1 was a rotten reply…as some would say there are always bad apples in every batch…and today was your turn to get the bad apple…but you also received 64 good apples that are always here to support you…They would not be following your blog if they did not like what you did…so as I watched on a movie the other night…go outside and just brush all of the dirt off…meaning all of the negative feelings…then go back inside and get to work in coming up with more ideas…
hi michelle, i have never left a comment on any of the dozens of blogs i read, but i just had to let you know you're awesome. nuff said. 🙂
allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com says
here's another nice comment – you, your style, your creativity and ingenuity are amazing! Keep it up and don't give a thought to the haters.
Please don't let this poor soul's pain become yours! What an unhappy person. Just send a positive thought her (?) way and continue to be your usual bubbly, funny self!
I SO look forward to your BLOG.
Debbie Littlejohn says
I just posted a comment on a facebook feed that addressed just this subject. I will say basically the same thing here; that is that people are incredibly brave and just plain cruel to each other from behind their computer monitors where they are basically safe and pretty anonymous. I am constantly amazed at how disgusting people feel they can be when they are not face to face with people they are talking to. This type of person is not even worth the time or the emotional investment you made, regardless of how temporary it was! Glad you're over it now.
(i tried, unsuccessfully to post a comment yesterday from work. Not sure WHY my work computer wouldn't let me do something personal on company time…)
Just wanted to throw my voice in with all the others in support.
I wanted to tell you how often I've been inspired by your creativity. I realize, as a lurker who rarely comments that doesn't hold as much weight as it could but I do really appreciate the way you let your creativity lead you in ideas and execution.
Some people simply feel the need to vent their frustrations on other people. The have no sense of couth; no sense of common decency. Or sadly, all of the above. In any case, negative comments that have nothing constructive about them are all about the person writing them and not about you. Forget them and just do what you know you're doing right. Besides… I think the length and amount of comments here tell you that that person was way off base. You go Michelle! 🙂
Anne P says
You are freakin' fantastic and awesome. And a strong person to keep going and let us know how you feel. Keep on going girl!!! thanks for sharing your thoughts, even at a low moment, and you can see the positive response you got from people. Surely that helps from the one negative response you got.
You go girl!!!!
I am sorry to learn about that… Such people exist, unfortunately, but they are the minority, and their stupid existence and behaviour is certainly unbearable to themselves, this is why they envy and try to hurt others… It is not against you, it is just them trying to vainly show they exist, they are so empty …
Kimberly from "bugaboo" says
I recently heard that you haven't fully "arrived" in the "craft blog circuit" until you get your first nasty comment. So, congrats! You've arrived!! Whoever took the time writing an awful, hurtful comment obviously has some issues to deal with themselves. Self esteem, insecurities, jealousy, etc… and even if she genuinely is just a mean person, well, good riddance.
Don't let it get you down. I've always loved your stuff!
I was attacked this weekend, too, though in person, not on my blog. So I know it takes a while to simmer down. 🙂
I don't subscribe to many blogs, but I sure do like this one.
I can't imagine exactly what kind of person it takes to spew venom in a negative comment. Obviously that detractor has way too much time on their hands and really must not have a creative crafty soul at all. Anyone with an ounce of creativity and a passion for passing on that spark, never has enough time in the day to read, let alone comment, on all the interesting and inspiring crafty blogs out there. I believe that they spoke from a position of jealousy. Happy they won't be back.
Keep on creating and inspiring.
A little something to make you feel better.
Your blog is amazing. Some people have nothing better going on than to bring other people down. That's about all there is to it — you just happened to be in her line of fire.
Deana Marie says
Just wanted to let you know that I am a NEW reader and I FOUND you by a google search for how to paint wooden knobs! Love the idea and I just bid on a set of plain wooden knobs on Ebay for a new (old) dresser/media cabinet. I cannot wait to get that project started, and it's all thanks to your tutorial, otherwise I would be lost! Keep up the awesome crafts, I will definitely be (attempting to) re-create your halloween lanterns and garland this year!
i just read your post about a negative commenter…..i think you are wonderfully talented and inspiring! Those who give off negativity are not happy with themselves and want to bring others DOWN to their level. IGNORE THEM! Continue to love and inspire and be creative! That is what life is for!
1. Who is this?! What did they say?! Let me at 'em!
2. What sort of jackass writes these things? I understand how people get riled up about football or politics and stuff that is near and dear to their heart, but seriously, a craft blog? Seriously, who gets offended by someone sharing their talents and gift with the world. And you are always so considerate and courteous with your words…what sort of snaggletooth troll could find offense? That takes some effort. Pathetic.
3. I would take it as a compliment. Sometimes people write mean or critical comments on my blog, and it was initially really hurtful, then I tracked a couple of them back to their own blogs and realized these aren't they type of people whose opinion was valued much in the first place. Harsh reality is there are some folks who will always get their giggles by attacking someone nifty, talented and kind-hearted as you. Don't let them rattle you Michele, you are too good for that!
Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says
Wow, Michele, I am so sorry to hear this. Don't give it another second of your energy. "People who worry about whether they measure up cut others down."
Claire and Aman Jain says
Say what?! I have just discovered your blog today, and I totally love it 🙂 These negative folks can definitely go elsewhere if they don't enjoy fun, crafts, and I dunno, being HAPPY in general. Keep the crazy fun coming. I'll be following your blog 😀
I just found your blog, and wanted to tell you, had the same thing happen to me, only about a review I had done about a new business in town. Mean, nasty, UGLY posts (more than one) all done anonymously.
I was shocked and taken aback, especially, since I am the consumer, and it was pretty obvious that these "anonymous" posters were possibly a part of this business.
My thoughts on it? Anyone who wants to tell me that I am not great is more than welcome to, an opinion is just that, an opinion. But, if you want to tell me how bad I am… then tell me using your name or blog, after all, what weight does an anonymous negative comment carry? If they have to hide who they are, perhaps they have other issues that are far greater than taking out their frustrations on me.
You are doing a wonderful job, don't give that mean, sad, ugly person one more minute of thought, that's allowing them to take that minute of creativity away from YOU.
I really appreciate your newspaper roses tutorial, particularly the photos.
Ignore the nasty post. The Internet is filled with nuts and fruits nowadays.
I have to post as anonymous, since I don't have a URL or any of the other options, but I'm not the same anonymous. My name is Louise.
I think i got here late.. You probably already forgot the bad post so…. I just wanna tell you 3 sayings in mexico:
1: " no somos monedita de oro para caerles bien a todos"
2: "de la.abundancia del.corazon habla la.boca"
3: "las cosas de quie vienen…"
1: we are not gold coins, so not everybody is gonna like us (its ok.. The people we love loves us back!! 🙂
2: (and this is in the bible i just cant remember where) from the feellings of heart talks the mouth (he probably cant feel love for.him or herself… Thats sad!)
3:take everything from the person ho.says it….(and this.person is not important for you, dont let him/her hurt you!)
Personally, I think you're an amazing artist, and do a wonderful job …