Monday, June 5, 2017

Need Some Opinions Bloggers

I received a comment on my last post "FIRST CAR" where I rant a bit about the difficulties of teaching a young adult about money and commitments when their parents miss the mark.

It is a bit of frustration and humor rolled into a tiny rant (believe me there's much more I could say but won't).

If you would please read that post, then comment either here or there it would be appreciated.  I would like to know how many others feel I've done my grandson a disservice by using my blog to talk about our woes.


Should the majority feel I shouldn't have written about it then I will remove it.  Should others feel I have the right (freedom of speech) to write what I want in my blog, then it will stay.

A blogger has chosen to leave this remark -

"Does he know you've posted about him? Sorry,but it feels unfair."

Thanks and enjoy your day!


  1. Hi Carol,

    I know of this person, an artist. I would just let it slide, it is an opinion, nothing more. I am sure that the intention of this person was meant well, and I would just continue to blog as you have been. Everyone has a different opinion, and I truly feel that this one was not intended to hurt. Hope this helps. :)

  2. Hi Carol, just wanted to add. I think Maywyn was just expressing a genuine concern...everyone has a different blogging style, and I think this is what makes us who we are. Don't worry. Maywyn is a very nice lady and meant no harm. :)

  3. Dear Carol just keep on blogging friend. Not everything we write is going to please each of us that is what makes blogging a wonderful place to share. Thanks too for visiting me and letting me share as well. Hugs!

  4. Hello, I would not worry about one comment. As parents we have to teach our children lessons. My son is 24 and we are lucky, he is a responsible adult and is buying his own house now. Back in the day, I got a job and bought my first car. I did drive my parents car for a while when they were not using it. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

    1. Thanks Eileen, so nice of you to visit my blog. I don't usually let someone's comment bother me but this morning when the first thing I read was "that" it just bummed me out a bit. Today with all the "political correctness police" and such it was just another thing that unfortunately rubbed me the wrong way. It's my blog, I'll say what I want and if anyone doesn't like it they can just CLICK away. I need to de-stress not have more stress because stress sets off a Fibro flare and I care too much about my health to let this one lady irk me. I wish you a beautiful week too.

    2. My apologies, Carol.
      I should have sent you a private email asking the question.

      From my Blog Tips:
      1. Handling Comments

      Always be Gracious by not insulting people that leave comments on your blog and vice versa. What you post online represents you.

      If you feel a comment is rude or inappropriate, then keep a copy, and delete it forever. If its from a long time reader, then consider emailing the person for clarification.
      Don't Assume the worse.
      Keep in mind that the way things are taken on a computer screen can be different from what they present in person.

      What to do if you find yourself on the receiving end of an insult posted online for public display? Always be polite. Ask for immediate removal of that reply.
      If you are wrong, then apologize without delay.
      Don't seek revenge.
      Be gracious, handle the situation in emails if its important to you. Remember...emails are your words as well.

    3. Dear Maywyn, I appreciate the apology but would have thought more kindly of you had you not included the backhanded slap across the face with your instructions on how one should handle comments that are given by someone who thinks they are better than you, holier than thou, or whatever you think you are.

      I will not delete these comments but rather leave them for all to see what kind of a person you really are. I think you better not leave me anymore comments, your rudeness is digging a deeper hole for you to fall into.

  5. I've been in your situation before. I've been blogging for ten years, am somewhat opinionated and outspoken (!! Yes, I am!!), and have gotten some backlash. Your blog is YOUR blog :) You have the right to decide exactly how to express yourself, and whether or not to bring a topic to the open or not. I also have chosen to leave some really rude comments right there for all to read. If the person wants to demonstrate rudeness, I let them. It's a public place. The point is that YOU are in control over what's said here, and that's as it should be. Nobody who doesn't know your family, and your relationship with your grandson, should call you on it -- that's your call, I think.

    1. Thank you M.K. I appreciate your support. I have been blogging for about 9 years and have never had anyone that rude try to tell me what I should or shouldn't blog about and what "their" rules are for how one should conduct themselves on their own blog. As my husband says, "it takes all kinds to make the world." Thank goodness she is in the minority. Have a great rest of the week.......... blessings to you and yours.


So nice of you to visit my blog. I look forward to reading your comments.