Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Took The Pledge

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!


  1. Who's messing with you? I'll kick some ass, i have no problem with that.

  2. Brandi: This happens to all bloggers. I started out blogging politically at first and was attacked, called names and even banned from none other than those in my OWN party! All because I wouldn’t be “mean” to the “other side”!

    I digress.

    I call these people cyber bullies and they use cyber muscles. People get them because they are behind a screen and they are OH SO BRAVE because no one can see them. Now in REAL LIFE, up close and personal, these same people would NEVER have the GUTS to do it!

    Good for your Twitter pals to have your back. I have a lot of Blogging Buddies that have mine.

    (P.S. I found you via blog hopping and initially left my 1st comment on your “classless post”)

  3. I have not yet experienced it personally, but I see it All.The.Time. And it makes me so mad. I have come to the defense of a blogging friend before. But I came to realize it only gave the bully attention. So I wrote The Mom Pledge. I'm glad you found us and joined our community. No blogger should ever have to put up with being bullied in her own space!

  4. Pamela, I saw both comments! Thanks so much for reading! I'm now following your blog (well one of them) as well.

    The Mom Pledge, I'm 100% on board with this! It is such a horrible feeling when it happens so I am more than happy to support the cause:)