I’ve been there, I’ve been bullied on my blog. When I first saw it I felt like someone had punched me in the gut. Almost like you felt when your first ‘love’ dumped you in high school. So I did the first thing that came to me, I turned to Twitter. I was nervous at first. The bullying had also spread to Twitter at one point, but this was my blog we were talking about. To me it was like walking into my house and smashing my tv in front of my kids. My blog=my happy place.
So there I was, about to tweet it out there….let my tweeps know what had happened. And it was amazing, up sprouted support from my tweeps all over my timeline as well as a few who ‘stuck up’ for me on my blog. It was an amazing feeling. But I knew I didn’t want it to happen again. But it did. Two more times by the same person. I ended up ignoring her and she went away. This was 4 months ago. I still dread logging on some days, afraid that ‘Truth Speaker’ (obviously an anonymous name) will be there lurking somewhere in my poor blog’s comments.
I took the pledge because I don’t want this to happen to other mommy bloggers. We all make mistakes and none of us are perfect. And we put that out there in the bloggosphere, all our mistakes and all our flaws. It’s those things that make us……well us. And help us connect with other mommies so we don’t feel alone, not to get bullied. So take the pledge and stop the bullying! Take a stand mommies!