Post # 1
So, I have a personal blog that is just a general/lifestyle blog.
I started a new feature where I recap my workouts weekly. I posted that I am restarting the Couch to 5K program, and talked about my first run.
Someone commented (anonynomously, the coward) and just said “Mostly Couch, right?”
Seriously?! I tried not being mad at first, thinking “ya know, you do need to step it up!” But, no. NO! That is ridiculous! If you have a problem with me, then I would guess first step is don’t read my freaking blog!
Granted, I am very overweight, and have been struggling with this my entire life. But I don’t need this sort of negativity. It is soooo counter productive!
It could have been worse. It could have been like “Hey, put down the donut, cow!” but still, very rude. I just deleted it. 🙁
Okay, just needed to vent!
Also, thought about turning off the abilitly to post without an account, but some of my older family members read it, and I enjoy their comments, so don’t want to mess that up.
Post # 3
That’s so rude. Obviously this person is someone who has nothing better to do than put others down. Just ignore them!
Post # 4
Uggh. Never judge a book by it’s cover.
I’m an overweight dog walker. I walk all day long, and I get dirty looks from people all the time. If I walk a fat dog, they seem to think it’s MY fault.Like I take them to a park and feed them hot dogs all day long. gah
I was at a restaurant once and I saw some guy snicker at a very heavy woman riding a bike by the window. I should have said something, but I just thought, “She is out exercising and you are sitting there eating a clubhouse sandwich.” (he was no delicate flower himself)
GOOD LUCK with your 5k goal. I can’t run to save my life…but I can walk for miles!
Post # 5
This is so rude. Im so sorry. People are just hurtful and mean, because they are sad about their own lives. Its sad, but good for you for starting to run thats an awesome accomplishment, I wish I had that modivation.. I do not lol I visit my couch alot more than the pavement thats for sure. I just dont get it. If they dont like you or your lifestyle or whatever, then why would they read your blog, like they really have nothing better to do??
Post # 6
Wow thats so rude! I dont know who these people are that think it’s okay to do something like that. Is there any way you can set up a comment control, like having to approve or disprove comments before theyre published?
Post # 7
I feel for you. I’ve been in the same situation recently…we must have the same “anonymous” commenter. I just had to change my blog URL because the comments were getting so bad.
Just let the comments roll off your back. If they are too cowardly to reveal themselves then their words aren’t worth your time. Good luck ridding yourself of your anonymous poster.
Post # 8
Just know you put yourself out there to help others, and you may be inspiring them. Don’t worry about the fools, if their social skills are like that on the internet – their real life must be friendless.
Post # 8
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I never understand why people do this. They are probably really unhappy with their lives if they are making rude comments on someones blog. I am a new Bee and I know its bound to happen at some point to me too. I am really sensitive, so I dont know how Ill handle it either
Post # 9
I recognize that the comments can hurt your feelings, but honestly, that is the risk you take when you have a blog and put yourself out there publicly.
It would be a bit naive to think that everyone will have something positive to say.
Don’t let yourself be hurt by the comments of an anonymous stanger. Why would you want to give them that kind of power over you?
Post # 10
Ugh. I’m sorry. Some people find enjoyment in making fun of people they don’t know. Not everyone is as nice as we are on WB. These people are probably insecure about their life which is why they feel the need to make fun of other people. Forget about these people.
You could sign up for a statcounter and see where exactly they are coming from.
Post # 11
ignore them! they are the idiots that when i was walking off 90lbs years ago would yell at me from the car while driving past me, like what the heck does that achieve other than to prove they are an idiot because i sure as heck knew at that point i was fat. being happy and healthy is the best revenge so make it happen. goodluck!
Post # 12
Remember that things come across differently to different people. When I read your post, I immediately thought the person was trying to make a non-malicious joke. (I can see how it also could have been a malicious joke, though.) There’s really no way to tell, unless they comment again to clarify.
For example, if my friend told me she was doing the couch to 5k thing, I MIGHT joke “oh mostly couch, right?” hehehe. It’s our sense of humor, and she wouldn’t be offended or angry by it. Maybe this person didn’t realize how their comment would be taken.
I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I’m saying they may not have been trying to hurt you. <3
Post # 13
@julies1949: ITA with this post. Its going to be the first of many. It sucks but since you can’t control what other people say all you can do us manage your reactions. Also as @thehoneybear: said, I have a very sarcastic sense of humor that sometimes doesn’t translate well. Maybe it was harmless.
Post # 14
Thanks for your words of support, ladies!
Yes, I realize that everyone won’t have positive things to say, but I just think it is crazy to go out of your way to say something that could be mean!
And @honeyoats22 and @bklynbridetobe, True! I am usually sarcastic too, but I guess since it was anon, I just assumed the worst! We all know what that leads too!
Thanks for letting me vent, and your comments really have made my day better!
Post # 15
That’s totally rude! All you can do is move forward, and not worry about miserable assholes trying to make you feel bad. If they don’t have balls and wanna be anonymous, then don’t even waste time feeling badly about it. Keep doing you!