Wednesday, August 4, 2010

annoyed

so the last few days i've been getting random and mean comments on my blog from people i don't know. then i got a comment from another person i didn't know (thank you whoever you are) telling me that my blog address had been posted by someone at my work on a blog called "ask anything". i went there and sure enough there was someone claiming that i was some person who calls herself "guru" and uses really nasty language and says really awful things. so this person posted by blog address and now people are coming to my blog thinking i'm this really awuful person and lashing out at me. i can take some mean comments, and people can think what they want about me...true or not. the thing that makes me mad is that people can't be decent human beings...people have to tell lies and cause trouble for others.
i have never felt "danger" about having an open blog....i don't mind if strangers visit my blog...i've met some really fun people through having my blog public and i have loved it! i like going to others blogs that i don't know and reading about their life and adventures....it lets me see that there are people out there going through the same things i am....some blogs toatlly inspire me...and others bring me down to earth and teach me things. i don't know if my blog does any of these things for other people, but if it does i really don't want to cut that off.... but when things like this happen it makes me think that maybe i should go private. i guess i'm toying with the idea....what do all of you think? some of you are private....do you feel that blogging is as fun as it was when you were public? those of you that are public....do you feel threatened by the creepos and jerks out there?  please tell me what you think!

11 comments:

Genevieve said...

its hard. we are private and i somedays i like it, somedays i don't. i don't like having to send invites to people and blogger has a limit of 100. we went over that so i had to start a second blog and just copy and paste all my posts to both blogs. but i do like it because i like knowing who has access to my blog. who is seeing pictures of madilyn. i didn't feel like i could post as openly about her, where we were, and such when we were public. its tricky! i do run a craft and photo blog thats open but i don't put down specifics or madilyn's name on either of those blogs. i don't know- its just hard in this crazy technology world today! good luck!!

Holly said...

I have a private blog because I didn't want random mean comments and I didn't want just anyone having access to our lives and my kids photos. Somedays I feel bad that if I blog surf about others that they can't see mine. But its a protection thing for me. Its a hard choice and it would be great if you didn't have to make it.

Nichole Eve said...

I agree with the others. I made mine private just so creeps couldnt see my girls and see what we have been doing. I love to blog surf and I have several that I like to look at that dont even know I do im sure but where everyone is going private I have lost interest in keeping up to date on my blog. I enjoy reading about other peoples lives and learning new things!!

Shalee said...

I am also a private blogger and love the idea of having control over who sees what I read. But, I have enjoyed stalking yours and many other open blogs! :)

Jenna Johnson said...

I like the idea of Private but everything about it was a pain!! I had way over the limit of people and, half the people I invited didn't get the invite!!!! I like it open but there is a risk!

Landon and Kylie said...

I'm one of those random people who likes to read your blog occasionally...I have an open blog also, I like that people can find me that way and I don't mind people I don't know reading my blog. However, we don't have kids and I know that's a huge factor in this decision. Good luck!

Natalie said...

I HATE private blogs, my friends that have them I always forget to look, but I understand protecting your family and yourself, I am the type of person that says FIGHT BACK dont let them do this to you!!!!!!!!!!

Chris & Stephanie said...

You have to protect your family first most.

uniquelynat said...

so- first of all, i must talk about an unrelated subject.... thank you for your sweet comment on my post about my little pup that recently passed away. it was such a happy surprise. and sorry it took so long for me to get over here to say thank you!

second- i love having an open blog. i have made some really great friends from "blog hopping" and it's fun. on my blog i have tried to take precautions like changing settings so that in in search engines i am not link-able and i don't show up on the blogger lists. as well as not using names in my posts. of my family or anyone else. i don't know how protected that really makes us, but it makes me feel better.

just my two cents! :) good luck with whatever you choose! (and i will be checking back....so if you go private i will be sad)

Tracie said...

I visit your blog, and am happy it's open. I like to see what you're up to, and I love the way your blog has a positive vibe and cheerful feel. I used to hang with your mom when I was little, and I love getting a tiny peek into her life through you. Keep up the good work!!!

Leslie said...

I've been contemplating the same thing. I've had a few total stranger write things that were weird. I hate closing to everyone though...it is a hard decision.