I’ll defer to the other two girl’s blogs as being a little more ‘real’ and compelling than my own. I’m obsessed with Mary’s sense of style and Julia’s self-reflective very poignant posts. Truth be told, I have a hard time expressing myself, I like to keep my emotions to myself at times. When comments get to me (like yesterday), I retreat to deal with my feelings versus putting it out there for the world to dissect. As I’ve said before, my blog and the selective coverage of my life is still a work in progress. I’m slowly learning to not let comments ruin my day. But to be honest, some days are better than others.Our (ineffable) Ineffable posted an eloquent response:
Even during this weekend’s competition, I was rattled at just how far the lynch mob is willing to go, posting on various sites with personal attacks that seem unwarranted. My mother found her way to one of the heated areas filled with vitriol and promptly responded under a code name. I can’t begin to express how sad I felt knowing that my mother had read such remarks about her daughter. To all of you that get a kick out of posting hatred, next time, please put yourself in my position and think of how you’d feel if your parents read the anonymous slander. Even though it was painful to know that my mother had read that crap, I take this experience in stride and will be stronger because of it. To all those that want to hurt NS with anonymous words, you will NOT shut us down, you will NOT shut me down, you are in fact just making us stronger able to take more hits than a ball in a baseball game (weird analogy, but I’ll just go with it).
We’re not hurting anyone, we’re three women brave enough to put ourselves out there and push the envelope. Like anyone, we make mistakes. We’re not trying to put others down, we’d only like you to be inspired to succeed, to learn from our mistakes by living vicariously through our own experiences. We want nothing but the best for everyone we work with and for you as a reader.
Meghan is like the rest of them. Brave? Come on. And no we're not unhappy because we express our opinon online. Most people don't use real names online because of work and other concerns not because we don't stand behind our views and comments.
And if she really wonders why we've posted our view on Nonsociety on other sites it is partly because posting them on NS just gets them deleted and even if it didn't, it gets no response. Since they make it difficult for people to voice their views on their "content" and practices, people will go elsewhere to do it.
Besides, all people wish to be heard, Nonsociety is not unique in wanting their voices out there.
Honestly I am beyond tired of the accusation (often offered online by those who have no other response to criticism but yet are bothered enough by people voicing their views of them that they can't just let it slide either) that posting criticism=being angry, bitter, envious, and having no life.
Intelligent people have opinions and opinionated people like to express their views. All people like to express themselves. Get used to it. Or is Meghan's mother a malicous, bitter hater too for posting anonymously online and presumably attacking others' viewpoints as invalid (my answer: no)?
It reflects neither on a person's happiness nor malicious intentions that they have and share critical commentary. But I guess that is too complex a concept for some to wrap their minds around.