I am not sure if you guys caught a comment on my last post by a troll regular reader.

Do you know how many times you have said so many of the lines you wrote in this post? We know Honeys industry isn’t doing well and you bring home the bacon and you have letters after your name and you like to eat blah blah blag.

I know, I know. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS.

I am only posting about it because I find it quite…hilarious.

Last year? A lame comment of this nature might make me upset and hurt my feelings and maybe even make me cry. I’m sensitive like that.

However.

I have had my fair share of trolls in the past year. Some say I do not talk about my faith enough (Um. Take that up with God. He and I are GOOD. But maybe you are having issues with the Big Guy?)

Some are pansies who hide behind the “anonymous” moniker and have thrown swear words, hurtful words, and other nonsense at me. They have had their IP blocked. I do not need their crap polluting my site.

And then there is this particular troll reader. Her comment yesterday actually made me laugh out loud, for a number of reasons. Let us make a list, shall we?

1. Yes, my site may be boring. But, um, last time I checked it was MY SITE. Created BY me, FOR me. You came here of your own volition. If you do not like what I have to say? MOVE ALONG. I did not ask you to come here.

2. She actually left a completely ignorant comment on a post I wrote to Emily last summer. Nothing like a child-free person commenting on someone’s parenting jokes. BECAUSE THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. I replied to her comment and also emailed her to tell her that if I was so offensive? She should just not come back. Makes sense, right? MOVE ALONG. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

3. She keeps coming, and has left the occasional, random, nonsensical comment. I think she has personal issues. But that’s just between you and me.

4. My thoughts after yesterday’s comment?

  • I have already informed you that you do not need to come here.
  • You keep coming back.
  • Even though you think my site is boring.
  • And you take the time to not only read, but to then leave a comment about how boring I am.
  • Which makes me believe that your life is far more boring than mine could ever be.

Trolls People, let this be a lesson. If you do not like my site? STEP OFF. Seriously. And also? Get over yourself. And maybe? GET A LIFE.

I have one of those. That “life” of which I speak. I am married to the most amazing man that God could have given me.

Together? We lead a wonderfully boring life with our three beautiful children.

Graham

Nathan

Miss Emily

If you disagree? I really do not care. It’s not about you.

It is about me.  And them.  And also?  The Big Guy.

Maybe I should just block your IP. To save you from yourself.

Because I’m thoughtful like that.

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  1. Rhi May 23, 2008 7:30 pm edit

    I am ALL for boring :) And, now I am hungry for bacon.

    Rhi’s last blog post..Friday Bullets

  2. Jen May 23, 2008 8:04 pm edit

    You sure say your kids are beautiful a lot.

    Kidding … DON’T BLOCK MY IP!

    Trolls suck. You rock.

    I hope you’re having a great time away!

    ps. I like boring. But boring your blog is not. But if it is, I’ll still read it. ;)

    Jen’s last blog post..Wedding Schmedding

  3. witchypoo May 23, 2008 8:14 pm edit

    I noticed the troll commenter, but firmly believe it is playing into their needs to pay them attention. Your troll commenter is probably feeling kind of famous in a trolly sort of way now.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..The Little Professor

  4. witchypoo May 23, 2008 8:17 pm edit

    Heh, my strikethrough tags didn’t work, My comment looks completely lame. I suck.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..The Little Professor

  5. angella May 23, 2008 8:18 pm edit

    You DON’T suck! You are a great encourager. I knew what you meant :)

  6. Nominimom May 23, 2008 8:27 pm edit

    I frakking hate trolls. I have one that keeps popping in trying to stir up crap with my parents (long story). I think you said it: It’s your blog and no one else has to read it. If the troll doesn’t like it – move along.

  7. Loralee May 23, 2008 8:43 pm edit

    Tolls suck. They really just shouldn’t be tolerated. I have about 70 people blocked from my site (Some of the persistent ones have found their way round it but their comments will NEVER see the light of day on my site.

    I know, I should let people speak their peace. I do, if it is respectful. Cross the “Crap” line?

    YOU ARE GONE.

    Period.

    The end.

    P.S. I actually think the posts where you post about your letters after your name and yours and M’s working arrangements are totally interesting.

    Loralee’s last blog post..My dirty, dirty confession?

  8. bethany actually May 23, 2008 8:58 pm edit

    Personally, I think it’s the boring sites that DON’T get trolls. :-)

    bethany actually’s last blog post..Moving right along

  9. Belinda May 23, 2008 9:21 pm edit

    I find it wild that people actually have time to VISIT ELSEWHERE and spew negativity. As you know, this has been on my mind lately. To me, it’s like crossing the street just to bump into someone.

  10. gorillabuns May 23, 2008 9:30 pm edit

    I’d delete her and block her and move on my merry little way. no sense in letting her get you down. she’s not worthy.

  11. Elizabeth May 23, 2008 9:35 pm edit

    Rest safely in the knowledge that you are happy with the gifts that God has given you and that you are thankful to Him for them. And THAT is all that matters, in my mind.

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..Pullin? up

  12. red lotus mama May 23, 2008 10:07 pm edit

    Being a blogger is a strange life. We have opened up our lives and opinions to the public to either be praised, agreed with or put down. I find it crazy that this troll has the nerve to not only write a nasty comment (which is now on the WWW) but to continue coming back. I only believe that she is doing this because she is jealous of what you do have. Because you are truly rich with life and love. You have given us a window into your life … I enjoy visiting it often. If she doesn’t she should just go away or you should just shut the window on her!

  13. Kristin May 23, 2008 10:09 pm edit

    I don’t get it, why are they taking the time to read and comment if they don’t like your site? Some people have FAR too much time on their hands!

    Kristin’s last blog post..Our Perfect Sunday.

  14. 180/360 May 23, 2008 10:12 pm edit

    I missed the comment. Anyone with enough time to leave snarky blog comments is the one with a problem. I just don’t understand why anyone would waste their time reading something they don’t like, let alone comment about it. Ridiculous!

    But I didn’t even know you could block a reader! I have so much to learn!!!

    180/360′s last blog post..Deep Thoughts and One Liners from the Mouths of Babes

  15. Michele May 23, 2008 11:48 pm edit

    Go Angella! I noticed the comment and found it quite pathetic! Your comments are so true though, and I, for one, LOVE your blog and your stories and your kids and think you’re a fantastic person!

  16. hills May 24, 2008 12:57 am edit

    It blows my mind that people feel justified in spewing negativity on others’ sites. I have read many blogs that I don’t like but just because I don’t agree with the content doesn’t mean that I feel entitled to be nasty or rude to the person who put thought, time and effort into creating it. Keep on keepin’ on – maybe the troll will get the hint and LEAVE!

    hills’s last blog post..I Am Milk I Am Red Hot Kitchen

  17. Kami May 24, 2008 6:03 am edit

    I did see that comment and was very surprised, I mean who has time for that nonsense?

    Seriously, if you don’t like what someone writes about then why are you reading it?

    :-)

    And also, FFIS are exhausting.

    Kami’s last blog post..Jackson Brown

  18. Jude May 24, 2008 8:20 am edit

    Nice response, couldn’t have been better and ohhh sooo true. ‘It’s not the blog that sucks, but in that case the person reading it’ :)

  19. Karla May 24, 2008 8:33 am edit

    Amen!

    Karla’s last blog post..Rationality, now bundled in a chill pill

  20. Heather May 24, 2008 9:12 am edit

    Sheesh ! Some people… Troll comments make me glad that my site is not uber popular. Have a great weekend Angella :)

  21. The Over-Thinker May 24, 2008 9:23 am edit

    She does seem a bit disturbed. I think I’d block her. Or, you could just let her keep commenting and will all protect you with a huge comment-tackle!!! Bring your helmets, ladies :)

    P.S. I LOVE your blog. It makes me happy :)

    The Over-Thinker’s last blog post..There are Winners, there are Losers and there are people who enter contests for Chocolate Tea, Cupcakes and Books about Ugly Food

  22. Marsha May 24, 2008 9:57 am edit

    I’ve never had a troll I am so jealous! Of course the only people who read my blog are my mom and husband. Kidding. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Marsha’s last blog post..Indiana Jones

  23. sizzle May 24, 2008 11:39 am edit

    Our lives are all ordinary on some level but what we take out of it, what we love about it, is what makes it extraordinary. I think many of us blog to document that wonder.

    This: Which makes me believe that your life is far more boring than mine could ever be.

    Nail meet head.

    sizzle’s last blog post..I’ll Pass

  24. Victoria May 24, 2008 11:43 am edit

    I got my first not very nice comment about a month ago and I’m still smarting from it. I deleted it and all, but it still feels icky. I’m not quite sure why people who read our personal stories feel obliged to knock us down, but maybe it makes them feel better about themselves. Oh well. Can’t let the bad guys get ya down, right?

    Victoria’s last blog post..Sorted

  25. n250 May 24, 2008 5:00 pm edit

    wow that is harsh! why would someone write those type of comments. you should block her for sure!

  26. Meg May 24, 2008 6:16 pm edit

    I don’t think you’re boring at all!!! Silly trolls. Why bother coming back?? Really, what is the point??

    PS I went back and read your post to Miss Emily, that was SO CUTE.

    Meg’s last blog post..Will’s Choice

  27. Kristin May 24, 2008 6:57 pm edit

    I’m jealous, my blog isn’t visited enough to get trolls. ;)
    Someday I hope to make it big and get a troll myself.

    Glad it doesn’t phase you. :)

    Kristin’s last blog post..Soreness

  28. Hannah May 24, 2008 10:06 pm edit

    I am soooo annoyed that you get comments like this. Why?? You are one of the nicest people I know. I agree with you 100% that if they don’t like what they are reading, they should GO!!!

    Hannah’s last blog post..New hangout

  29. Samantha May 25, 2008 9:50 am edit

    Sometimes its hard having outsiders looking in and critiquing. Sometimes they say as bloggers we as for it by opening up enough of our life that we are open to judgement.
    Good for you for standing up for yourself. I don’t get trolls (read: complete strangers with nothing better to do than pick on others) for the most part but the lovely part of the internet is that you have the ability to block jerks. As if we’re not critical enough of our selves, we don’t need complete strangers adding to the muck. The beauty of the blogging community is the support. And, well, people who aren’t in it just don’t get it.
    Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Samantha’s last blog post..Un. Real.

  30. Samantha May 25, 2008 9:51 am edit

    By “we as,” I mean “we ask.”
    I was an editor forever, you’d assume I’d have perfected the art of proofreading by now.

  31. Ali May 25, 2008 10:41 am edit

    i had me one of those. blocked that ip right up. i just didn’t have the patience for it…

    Ali’s last blog post..my mother forgot my birthday

  32. Kuky May 25, 2008 6:07 pm edit

    I don’t understand trolls. It’s your blog. You can talk about anything you want. If they don’t like it, they should just leave. What’s the point of commenting something negative? It’s very immature and makes no sense. Go away trolls!!

  33. She Likes Purple May 26, 2008 3:00 pm edit

    I have never understood people who read blogs they don’t enjoy and, what’s more, COMMENT on them. Do you sit around listening to music you can’t stand, watching TV shows that bore you and hanging out with people who drive you nuts? Why spend your time doing anything you don’t HAVE to do that you so verbally don’t enjoy? It says so much more about the reader than the blog. Don’t they get that?

    She Likes Purple’s last blog post..Life Is Short But Sweet For Certain

  34. Kristabella May 27, 2008 7:33 am edit

    Why would someone get offended that you don’t talk about your faith enough? Who the heck cares? That’s a very personal thing and talking about it doesn’t make you a better person.

    And you know if you did talk about it all the time, she’d be all “you talk about your faith too much.”

    I will never understand trolls.

    And I lurve you and your site!

    Kristabella’s last blog post..All Weekends Should Be 3-Day Weekends

  35. GymBrat May 27, 2008 8:58 am edit

    I’ve actually been struggling with a ‘troll’ recently- however, i KNOW who she is- and she even admitted to it when i called her bluff- but, she was leaving hateful, nasty comments on my site, trying to start rumors about my husband, pretending to be his ‘mistress’-(this was before i called her bluff) yet, she had no idea that i knew who she was (his baby mama, EX girlfriend from EIGHT years ago). CRAZY! and then she had the audacity to say that i’m “stuck on myself” because i have a BLOG. i’m like, “hello? EVERYone blogs now! get with the program!”- however, she is a stay-at-home-mom who home-schools her children and who has isolated her children (including my stepdaughter)- from us, both sets of grandparents (even her own parents/grandparents), great-grandparents, extended family, etc. its really a sad case and even sadder that she obsesses over us. she visits my blog multiple times a day- even AFTER i let her know that i knew who she was….

    but honestly- people like that are pathetic- no matter what the reason is for them visiting and commenting. you just have to know that things are FAR TOO boring in their lives! they get at least SOME satisfaction in their lives from reading your blog.

    i know i do! love reading about your kiddos- since miss emily is close in age to my youngest…

    GymBrat’s last blog post..in protest

  36. Kaza May 30, 2008 2:41 pm edit

    You GO girl!

    Kaza’s last blog post..What’s on the Grill?

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