(this post is all words and was just a way to get some of my feelings out…..feel free to skip this and come back tomorrow when the usual fun will resume! 🙂 love you all!)
Today, for the first time ever, I got a really negative comment on the blog. Not only was it accusatory but completely uncalled for and assuming. I have never gotten something like this before so it upset me a bit.
Writing my blog is something I really enjoy. I take a lot of time thinking, writing, and revising each post that gets published. One thing that I learned from when I first started blogging was that it’s important to be supportive of others in the community and back each other up. This is something I always try to do…whether by linking to a site, giving a shout out, or mentioning inspiration I got from another post or recipe. I am all about giving credit where credit is due.
This is why I was shocked when someone wrote me a blatantly rude comment saying I stole a recipe from another blogger. Yeah that’s right….they out right accused me of stealing something without ever having commented on my blog before, without knowing me personally, and without rationally thinking out their accusation. If I ever am inspired by someone else’s recipe for a recipe of my own I always make it a point to say “adapted from” under the new recipe.
This person said I stole my microwave protein cake recipe from someone else….and even provided a link to the blog that I supposedly “stole” it from. The funny thing is….I have never even read this other person’s blog (no offense to the writer of this blog….I just have never been exposed to it before)!! I think it’s crazy that this person didn’t consider that there are tons of similar recipes out there for things. Personally I have seen a million variations of microwave cakes, muffins, and cookies out there. And think of all the recipes out there for things like spaghetti sauce, chocolate chip cookies, and other random foods…..so many of them are similar and are from all different people…but you don’t see anyone going around claiming that they were the first to make this food and that everyone else has “stolen” their idea.
I know I shouldn’t let something like this bother me, but it just really got under my skin. Especially because this person left a bogus email address so I couldn’t even reply to their comment or defend myself in anyway….if your gonna say something mean at least have the guts to own up to it, right?!
I’ll get off my soap box now…..I just wanted to get out my feelings about this, so this post was more of an outlet for me…..sorry for the negative mood of this post and the lack of pictures and the usual fun! I promise tomorrow I’ll be back with my usual chipper self!
Thank you to those of you who continue to support me with your sweet comments and friendship. All your positivity makes up for the few negatives in life!
This is a perfect time to reference a funny (and TRUE) quote I found on this site:
“Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog sh*t.”
Basically don’t sweat the small stuff….don’t let a little negativity bring ya down!