"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~~Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:


I'm Taking A Stand

I will forewarn you this blog might be long.
If you are not in the mood, stop now and read someone else.
I've got a lot on my chest and I need to get it off.

I appologize for any of you who have sent me emails this week. I have found myself unusually tired this last week and have even cheated this week with blogging. Done mostly over the weekend and set up to post at certain times. This also means I didn't read any of my emails until today. Was I oh so surprised at two of them I received. They were from two of the 3 people who decided to quit following my blog this week.

I wasn't was going to blog about this. It frustrated me so that I actually talked to DH about it, and HE insisted I post it.  I don't know how many times I've come across peoples post that are whining complaining because people "don't comment" on their blogs, when they have 46 comments, don't even get me started on that  or people just randomly quit following them and they are losing their masses.  I know it must be horrible when you are losing 1 or 2 people and already have 657 followers
What I don't understand is what gives someone who, by their own choice, chose to follow you also gives them the right to be nasty about why they quit following you.  Don't get me wrong, I totally get I am not the funniest or most entertaining person at times, but this blog is for my personal relief, not everyone else.  PLEASE do not get me wrong, I love the people who follow and comment on my blog, (Thank You) but it doesn't give you the right to put me on the chopping block.

Email #1 was in regards to some re-arranging I did to my blog.  Most people wouldn't even notice that in the right hand corner I have listed "The Girls I Can't Live Without", but this particular person did.  Please know that EVERY blog I follow I do read, and try to post a comment EVERY time I go to their page.  I just find that common curtesy.  These particular 6 on my "Can't Live Without" list are ones that I have some kind of communication with weekly.  I read them everyday, no matter how crappy I feel.  I feel like I have more in common with their views, personalities, or sense of humor.  It doesn't make anyone else's blog that much less special.  They were polite by damning me to hell letting me know they weren't following me anymore.   I was disappointed, but I understand and accept she doesn't want to "follow me" now.

Email #2 REALLY upset me.  I am already shaking just getting furious about it all over again. 
This person was upset by my personal beliefs in God.  They were upset because I have been blogging too much Wordless Wednesday was too much for them and thought I was out of line with the picture about religion lately.  They did not appreciate me trying to push my cult like "religious" views on them.  I have too much on my blog with the pictures, quotes, and music.
I enjoy the blogs I follow.  Maybe I don't always agree with everything they say, see eye to eye on it or believe the same ways.  There are people that I follow that have totally different religious views than me and I love their blogs just as much.  I don't feel the need to go out and tell them I don't agree because that is not what it's about.
I still have this precious thing my parents instilled in me while raising me to have for people, it's called RESPECT yes, I know it has become a foreign trait, but I still have it and give it!
Seriously, this was the very last thing I needed this week on top of everything else.

So here it is,
I'm Taking A Stand On My Views, On MY Blog.

  • I believe in God and in His Holy Word is the Bible.  There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit)."All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16).

  • I believe in Baptism in Jesus Name.  Water baptism is an essential part of New Testament salvation and not merely a symbolic ritual. It is part of entering into the kingdom of God (God's church, the bride of Christ), and therefore, it is not merely a part of local church membership. (See John 3:5; Galatians 3:27)(Romans 6:4; see Colossians 2:12), (Mark 1:10),(Acts 8:38-39).
    Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection are applied to our lives when we experience New Testament salvation: "Repent [death to sin], and be baptized [burial] every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost [resurrection]." (See Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 8:2).

  • I also believe in Holiness, Divine Healing, The Second Coming of Christ,Resurrecton & Judgement.

If you don't agree with me, I am fine with that.  I won't condemn you, or critize or send you a nasty email.
I won't quit following your blog.  Unless you send me a nasty email, lol.

There was no email from #3, I guess I just bored them to death :)  That's ok too. 
So for now, I have no "Follow Me" list.  If you choose to, that's great!  If not, that's great too!  You still have that right with me, and it won't hurt my feelings.
I'm not perfect and don't claim to be.  I make mistakes.  I fall down.  But I do get back up and dust myself off and say "Thank You Lord for keeping me in spite of my messes".   

Disclaimer: If you don't like it, quit following it, but I won't back down from what I believe, ever.


Becky said...

First of all...

I AM SO SORRY that your feeling got hurt!

That is terrible that someone took the TIME to write you a letter, just to tell you that YOUR blog had things on it THEY didn't care for. Ummmmmmm ITS YOUR BLOG! Yours Maria, and it is filled with your thoughts, and beliefs, and heart and soul, and if they don't like it they don't have to read it. Please stay true to yourself. This is yours.

It is easy to get hung up on the followers and how many comments (I am as guilty as the next guy), but the truth is, that blog is for me to express who I am, and to meet others and make friendship, and to document my life, and to share it with my family. Any more than that (the bells and whistles...aka followers and comments...)and I am loosing sight of what I am doing it for.

It is easier said than done, but please leave those emails and dropped followers and hurtful words and people in the past, and move forward, better off...knowing that they are not the kind of people that you really want to move forward with in any type of relationship.

I am so sorry:( I'm glad you got it off your chest....See:) that is what your blog is for!

Taylor said...

Sorry that they are getting you down. I think the e-mails were really unnecessary though but good riddance...

Pedaling said...

you go girl!
i do have to day, that the first one made me laugh; at them, not you.

geeez, give me a break- when someone notices where they are placed on the blogs of others and compare and thrive and live their every existence on the blog,,,,it is just pathetic....

and those who notice every little follower and un-follower and then calls people out on it...get a life people.

i loved this post and keep it up- stay real and i'll stay here- not that it matters either way.

take care

Megan said...

That's really sad that some people felt the need to be mean and rude to you. It's your blog, you have the right to post whatever the heck you want, whenever the heck you want! Good for you for standing up for what you believe!!