It finally happened, the day I knew was coming from the moment I decided to document my thoughts publicly- an anonymous negative comment.
It's a topic of conversation within blogging circles. Everyone has different ways of dealing with it and today I had to decide how I was going to deal with it.
First off, I'm not going to apologize for my blog, it's contents, my thoughts, or being honest. I've found that writing, both this blog and in general allows me to work things out and work on myself. I have no doubt that my writing can easily come across as self involved for this reason. I've also found that reading posts by my fellow blogger helps me to understand humanity, validate my feelings or remind me that I am blessed. I have gotten so much from reading the stories and thoughts on other peoples hearts that I feel a responsibility to give back to a community that gives so much to me.
Second, I blog about my weight loss because it is something that has been hard for me. It's something that is hard for a lot of people and again, I have found motivation, strength and determination from others who have shared their stories. I don't want sympathy. I did this to myself. And now I am fixing it. If I help get a few other people off the couch- Awesome. If encouragement from others helps get me to the gym on a hard day, I'm not complaining either.
Lastly, everyone has a right to their own opinions and like my comment section says, "I like other people's thoughts". I appreciate gaining perspective. However, if my posts are an assault on your eyes, by all means, don't read them. Please spend your time putting good out into the world instead.