In January I received an anonymous comment on a year-and-a-half old post that was disgusting and threatening and aimed at my precious daughters. It freaked me out! I had no way of knowing the source of the comment. Was it a credible danger? Or just some troll on the internet looking for a reaction?
I knew that the world, and the internet, is full of disgusting creeps. That's why I never use my kids' real names and am careful not to give too much information about where we live. But it's still unsettling when you're personally confronted with one of these loathsome human beings.
And besides the Mama Bear in me fearing for the safety of my children, it makes me so mad for another reason. It threw off my groove!
After a 5 month hiatus last year, I finally had gotten back in the driver seat on this blog! The ideas were flowing, I was posting 2 or 3 times every week, and I had more than 10 posts sitting in a queue and set to auto publish. I was proud of what I was accomplishing!
And then this jerk swooped in and destroyed all that. It's taken me almost 4 months to get the courage to sit down and open this page again. I don't consider myself a writer, but I do enjoy sharing ideas. And I know that I can be a force for good in the world through this platform!
Realistically, I can't rid the world of all revolting idiots. I can only take reasonable steps to try and protect my family from them. And that is why you may notice that in addition to using pseudonyms, all pictures of my kids have now been edited. For some reason, it's quite unsettling to see censor bars over my children's eyes, but I feel like that's something I need to do right now. I've also turned off anonymous comments. No trolls allowed!
I will not let one idiot scare me into keeping quiet any longer! I'm back!