Dear anonymous commenter named Fail,
Something has been nagging and nagging at me these last few days. I've been blogging for almost two years now; I have written over 350 posts (OR MORE) , some of which had to be deleted due to some unfortunate events.
Of those billion posts, you have only commented twice. Both times were to "slap" my hand, and admonish me for asking people to vote for me over at that web site that shall remain nameless. Y0u went further to state that although you admired my writing, you were voting for everyone BUT me, due to my relentless whining. Well guess what? All these years I've been saying "sticks and stones" and all that, but I've discovered that words DO hurt.
I am at a loss as to why you claim to enjoy my writing, and say that you've been enjoying it for a long time, and have only commented those two times. Both comments, although not really derogatory or frightening in any way, certainly were meant to knock me down a peg.
As a teacher, and as a person who has overcome a tremendous amount of adversity on her life, I know the difference between a friend, and a fre-nemy. I try to remind my daughters every day about those who might be close to you, but in essence are trying to bring you down.
In these last two years of blogging I have NEVER insulted anyone, I have NEVER used derogatory remarks about any person and have tried to remain faithful to what is in my heart. I blog with honesty and integrity. I share true stories about my life, my wonderful job, and my crazy, imperfect, wonderful family.
Occasionally, I have asked for some votes here and there (perhaps MORE than occasionally, but who's counting. Oh wait, that would be you.) and the only person I seem to have offended is you. (And perhaps that four or five people that unfollow me each day, but that's a whole other topic.)
I have asked people to vote for me because the agent that I am (in my own mind) working with, has advised me (and may other bloggers) to work on my platform. That means, in essence, to not only hone those writing skills that I hold dear to my heart, but to broaden my readership. One important way to DO that, is to be recognized by these various sites that hold contests. Some of them are reputable and held in somewhat high esteem by those in the publishing industry.
With that being said, I hereby remove the badge from my site, and any reference to the contest. I will not beg anymore, because frankly I don't think I can take stuff like this.
You know what? I'm dang tired.
I think I need a nap.