Whoever first said politics makes strange bedfellows clearly wasn’t a blogger…
Jessica Stilwell and I have forged an unlikely friendship from a few well-meaning but negative nonetheless, comments on my part.
I will be guest-posting on Jessica’s blog on Tuesday, but you can check out her introduction to my piece on her blog today. I urge you to do so. Strongly.
Her piece contains everything that makes blogging so intriguing – and fun, such as:
- Raw emotion.
- A behind-the-scenes look at the road to fame.
- The origins of an unlikely blogging duo.
Here is a snippet:
Life sometimes presents unexpected situations we can use to teach our kids hands-on lessons. There are also lessons in these situations for us as adults. Sometimes I wonder whom the lesson sticks more for, or if those situations are put in our lives to make us practice what we preach.
I like being right…so lets go with that.
For those of you that have followed this blog throughout the media shit storm created by ‘The Strike’, you will know there were some less than pleasant responses. I offered one personal response to it and have since then kept my promise and kept my mouth and fingers shut.
Most of the negativity was on the multitude of articles available on line, not here on my blog. With the exception of one person who just seemed to always be here to make an adverse comment. This one person tested everything in me to keep quiet, to keep my resolve and to rise above. Many bottles of wine were required.
No matter what I posted, this person was there with his relentless opinions of my parenting, even after I had publicly declared my zero tolerance for negativity on this blog.
But yet, he still came.
Every. Single. Post.
Appears I had myself a stalker.
I actually began waiting for him. He intrigued me; yet to be honest, he pissed me off beyond belief. I cannot tell you how many times I sat down and crafted a venomous email to tell him exactly where to go and how to get there.
Only to delete it and keep my promise to remain quiet.
You all may be applauding me for taking the high road. Don’t. The truth is, I wanted to find him and punch him in the throat.
Jessica knows how to pack quite a blogging punch, right? You owe it to yourself to continue reading and see for yourself how a great relationship was forged.
That’s all for now, folks. Be well.