Well, I'd be remiss to let the Pond Parleys brou-haha go by without some sort of general comment wouldn't I?
As mentioned in the previous post, I have spent a good deal of this week engaged in a ridiculous fight on my other blog. Posting about Thanksgiving, I happened to state that I found the American green bean casserole “bloody awful”. It was the closing line and not meant to be particularly provocative. Unfortunately one commenter (obviously with “issues”) took me to task, Quote - "I feel true compassion for Expat, as it's clear that she is unhappy in America and hasn't really acclimated. That must be a difficult situation to live with." I was also admonished to adapt to American ways with good grace. (Who knew you could get all that from a vegetable preference?) Normally I rise above this sort of drivel, but since she was a repeat offender, I respectfully suggested she visit blogs that were more palatable to her.
The very next day I was reading Alpha Mummy, to find a comment thus “Why are you boring us with this?”. Hello! The clue to the blog content can be found in the second word - “Mummy”. It would be safe to assume that the topics would, at least from time to time, cover the offpsring of such persons. Bored person - If all things to do with children bore you rigid why are you reading the blog? Do you read motorcycling blogs and tell ‘em to grow up or preach to them about safety issues too?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for healthy debate and I often weigh in on discussions where I disagree with the original post or article. I have even been known to shift my position on certain topics having read a reasoned argument for the other side. However, I tend not to read pieces about how to get your baby to sleep through the night. Been there, done that, had the t-shirt peuked on, and probably couldn't add much in the way of helpful comments. If there had been a blogosphere when I was single (were there even computers?) I’m sure I would have enjoyed the singles blog scene. Now, not so much.
So people - Let’s start making sensible decisions. If you’re not interested in a particular blog, - fantastic. Whatever floats your boat. Just step away and stop bloody whining about it.