Friday, March 4, 2011

Big Thank You

I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my wonderful readers. I was having a really ruff time of it last night, and you all really made me feel better! I don't think you'll even know how much a kind word does for me, or for anyone. But harsh words hurt, more then most people imagine.

I got a very disappointing DM last night from someone I thought was a friend. She said that she, and many other readers were sick of my complaining.

It hurt me really really badly.  I want you all to know that I try not to use my blog or twitter just to complain, but I often turn here when Im having a rough time of it. I dont have too many IRL friends, and the ones I do I dont often feel close to, so for me, the blogging community is where I feel safe enough to spill the guts.

I realise that I probably blog or tweet about unhappy things more then most, but that's the nature of the beast that is depression. I am seeing a shrink 1x a week, but that doesn't cure you. Nor does medicine or just ignoring it.

I know being friends with someone who suffers from depression is hard, and I dont expect anyone to even want to stick by me. I know I push people away when Im in the dark place. But all I ask is that you dont follow me or read my blog if you dont like it or what I say. Please please please dont leave hurtful comments - it doesnt help anyone.

On a better note I am planning a day in Newnan with MrsM. She & her hubby just moved into a new place so I am going to help unpack... yay!




5 comments:

Bracey Pate said...

I don't understand why people would leave hurtful comments. Blog for YOU.
Enjoy Newnan!! It's my hometown! :)

Be sure to check out the Pampered Chef giveaway I'm hosting!

Sarah said...

I'm on a soapbox tonight so I will continue to here for you love!

This is YOUR blog. You are allowed and able to post whatever your heart leads you too. And if your readers don't like being faced with real life issues, because there is such a thing, and you being who you are then they can just "Unfollow" and stay in their Southern Proper, Pearls, and Wine life.

I love you. And I think you are a brave person for letting people know about depression and how it affects you and your life. And I am proud of you for admiting that you are getting help. That is such a hard thing for people to do.

Do not let these people who live in seudo perfect lives pull you down. We are all human and we all have things that weigh on us. Some just aren't as brave as you to put it out for others to read about.

Never let anyone who hids behind a blog pull you down. Anyone can write whatever they want and be whoever they want on a blog.

Thank you for being real and allowing me to follow in your journey. You are such a beautiful person and have such a good heart and you do not deserve anyone to pull you down. Please, keep up the blogging. I love reading about your real life.

XOXO

Sarah

Deviled Megs said...

I'm right there with you. This is your little space and you just need to do with it what will make yourself feel better!

The Southern Lady said...

Good morning from Tokyo!

As this is your blog, I think it's great that you share and relieve yourself of what could otherwise get built up inside. Plus, I think you give courage to others who may be going through something very similar.

My best to you...

Warmly,

Elizabeth

*danielle said...

I'm with the others: This is YOUR blog - and you're not trying to be a journalist, so why on earth do you have to blog for a target audience? Perhaps my "complaining" is the reason I barely have followers, but it's not about them; it's about me. This whole "blog" business sure has changed from when I started a teenopendiary.com account back in middle school. No one cared what you posted there, and everyone complained. The only people who paid attention to the entries were myself and one or two real life friends. I don't get why everything has to be so "trendy" now. Just do what you need to do to be happy - within reason of course, and I know you know what that is (as I've never seen you cross the lines on here with privacy, etc). Anyways, glad you're feeling better, and I hope your weekend went well!

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