You see, I once upon a time I had a friend. She was posting some things on Facebook messages, and I told her I disagreed with her. I wasn't rude about it, but I was firm. In my opinion your friends are the ones who are going to tell you what you need to, but don't want to, hear once in awhile. She took exception to what I had to say.
This person then took the disagreement to a public Facebook thread. She misrepresented what I had said, and all of her friends bashed me. It was a real slaughter, but I didn't get pulled in. I walked away. I un-friended this person and most of our mutual friends, because I didn't want to get involved. I'm done being beaten up in this lifetime for what I feel is right.
The thing is, this person continued to follow me. EVERYWHERE I posted, she was there. I continued to get emails, Facebook messages, and comments on other websites. It just didn't stop. My husband finally told her to leave us alone for awhile. That's when this person crossed a line.
She either wrote herself, or one of her friends wrote for her, an extremely nasty comment on one of my blog posts. It called me all sorts of names and told me what a horrible person I am. The person was too much of a coward to stand up for what they believe, and they sent this anonymously. Then they deleted it so no one else here saw what they had to say. I got it in an email.
Here's the thing: I stand behind what I said in the original "disagreement." It wasn't even an argument, really. It was just one friend telling another some things that were not easy to say or to hear, I'm sure. It didn't need to go any farther than it did, but it was continued. Every time I have tried to walk away, I have tried to ignore this person, and I have tried to not retaliate. Quite frankly, I've been proud of myself. I didn't feel the need to explain myself or to get people on my side.
Now here's where the rant comes in. If you don't care to be friends with someone anymore, and you are frustrated with what that person has to say, WHY do you keep reading what they write? Why, oh stalker friend of mine, would you read MY blog. This is where I share MY life, and yours has nothing to do with it. LEAVE me ALONE! Your friends should leave me alone, too.
Okay, that's out of my system. We can resume our usual activity. This blog has been a source of sanity for me as I go through one of the hardest times of my life. I am glad to all my followers who have enjoyed reading my blog. If you don't enjoy it, please do find another blog that you WILL enjoy. Life is too short to be reading things that are just going to frustrate you.
To all my Facebook fans... I am really, really sorry that page is gone. That is one of the losses that I will have to deal with. You can now find me at Life with Karen. I hope you will join me there. It's going to be a lot of fun.
To my Blog Frog friends... I'm back. I had to start all over again, though, so I hope we will find each other and pick up where we left off.
Lastly... be watching for a big announcement regarding this blog. I think you'll enjoy it!