A few thoughts after a nasty comment
I suppose many bloggers have seen comments such as this. I have seen a couple, not many. Today I received a comment for approval that was, to be charitable, nasty in tone and content.
The comment, which I have deleted, was prompted by my post “A letter to myself”. The comment called in to question my ego for writing such a post, my reasons for writing my blog and whether I have accomplished anything in my life other than weight loss and bike riding.
I suppose there are reasons why someone would write such a comment. I suppose that my little journey in life is meaningful really only to me and putting it out in the public eye may be inexplicable to some.
I do not write this blog out of ego or any sort of effort at self promotion. It surprises me that people read it. I am glad people read it and I draw great energy and strengthened resolve from the supportive comments I have received. None of this is why I write the blog.
I can’t say I really care if someone writes, and attempts to post, nasty comments. I have said all along that such posts would be deleted. I want my blog to be a positive experience for me and for anyone who reads it. If someone cannot understand this, well, more the pity.
I write this blog to help keep me focused on my Journey. I write about what is happening to me on this Journey. I have never claimed this blog to be anything other than a simple exercise in trying to understand the Journey from Fat to Fit as it relates to ME and only me.
I do not write about the world at large. I do not write about the problems facing the world. I do not write about any aspect of my life (with rare exception) that does not relate directly to my Journey.
I am profoundly grateful that anyone reads this blog and I am profoundly grateful for the positive and affirming comments I have received.
If no one other than this humble author had ever read the blog I would likely still be writing it.
That some people seem incapable of understanding this simple fact is of little concern to me.
Thank you to those who understand and offer support. Thank you to those who occasionally stop by and read a little of what I have written.