I hope all of you had a scrumptious and happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones, indulging in all the wonderful food and desserts!
I guess you're wondering why I'm posting another note. Let me explain. For ten months now, I've dealt with all types of comments and I've tried to take the good with the bad. However, I'm over the hateful, insulting comments that take personal shots at me, my "lack" of education, my poor writing skills or better yet that I obviously don't read the comments section or care about readers just to name a few. FYI, I attended a top 25 college and graduate school; Not only that, I graduated with honors.
I value my readers opinions and I have tried my best to establish and maintain a positive and engaging comments section. Most of the comments I receive are very thought provoking and positive; even the ones the offer constructive criticism which I totally appreciate. I've always wanted to give every reader a chance to voice their opinion and many have done so using the Anonymous guise. Sadly, there is a small percentage who use anonymity to make comments that add zero value. As a result I have disabled the anonymous option. I hope that those of you who used this option in the past to comment, continue to do so by using your Google accounts, blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, AIM, TypePad or OpenID.
Honestly, over the past month or so this blog has started to become more of a burden than fun. I receive all comments via email and after a long, stressful day at the office it absolutely sucks to read comments that take personal shots at me. Did I mention I also get personal emails from readers that are quite insulting in addition to the comments section? These comments just bring me down and make me question if I should continue. What started out as something fun and stress reducing has become the opposite. Lately more often than not, I find myself finding excuses not to write.
I appreciate all of you and I can't promise you that I will continue with the blog forever or even as long as I had initially planned. As of now, I can't even guarantee that I will be sticking to the schedule. I'll try but I can't guarantee anything. I need to decompress. hopefully clear my head and get back to enjoying writing this blog. I've always thought of myself as a strong woman but even the strongest of women have their breaking point. I apologize if this disappoints my readers.
With that said, I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving weekend and get some Christmas shopping done!