How does your garden grow?  

slidein2meplz 61F
1363 posts
1/17/2006 9:39 am

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How does your garden grow?

I found these posts this morning as I took my daily stroll thru Blogland and I sincerely hope you will go and give them a read.

~~~Are you an Internet Annoyance?....If so, better be careful~~~
~~~[post 204502] ~~~
...and lastly...
~~~It's a New Day...~~~


I believe it would be well worth your time.

As you know, we have all witnessed this activity stemming from 1 such hoax and have seen how that one little seed grew into a gigantic weed patch.

From that it seemed to just take off like wild fire spreading mistrust, accusations, harrassment, hostility and negativity throughout Blogland.

It has cause so much hurt and anxiety just to name a few...we all know there are far more emotions stirred within us that just is not needed.

It isn't necessary for me to spell it all out, because we all already know what has gone on around here this past week, nor do I need to mention any specific handles for the same reason.

I'm not letting any more weeds grow in my garden and from here on out am not going to allow the uglyness of the past weeks shenanigans continue to upset me. By nature in my "real life" off line...I do not find myself involved in such drama.

It isn't to say that I don't or no longer care about what happens here in Blogland...but for my own well being, just cannot get caught up in it anymore. With the exception of one which I hope is resolved very soon so it can be put away and forgotten.

I do not do well with negative stress and I found myself starting to feel physically sick from it all...to the point that I sent my mother an email last night saying that I felt I was having an anxiety attack coming on, and that if she didn't hear from me by 9 am this morning that she ought to have someone come and check on me.

I had a heart attack when I was 41...10 years ago and symptoms for women are very different from the symptoms that men experience. Often times symptoms for women go completely un-noticed.
Anxiety can mimmick an attack...or it could be the real deal.

I can't afford to let myself get stressed and worried about these situations over the past week. But I did get caught up because I cared and I can't let it get to me but I allowed myself to get worked up over it...and found it causing me to neglect things I need to do in real life.

Someone left a comment in someones post that it's just a blog. That comment - those words could not have rang more true.

Another truth is that people do form friendships of various degrees via the Internet from a casual acceptance or maybe a kindred spirit whose thoughts and feelings are in line with our own and so because we can identify with them, makes becoming friends is easy to do. Many people fall in love and many people develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Even if they never meet face to face.

These bonds that form are real and they do exist.

Internet relationships and friendships are as real as the friends we have off line. Only difference is, is that they may be scattered all across the country and reaching beyond us a half a world away. I feel that they are real to me and am happy to have met them and I hope to keep them for many years to come.

Most of us are here simply to blog and share our thoughts and feelings. To give those looking in a glimpse of what our lives are like. To reveal our dreams and passions, our failures and success's, our ups and downs in daily life. Some just like to write, while others want to share poetry.

Stepping into Blogland and skipping from blog to blog is like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates....you never know what you will find.

There are all sorts of really, really good people here in Blogland and there are those who wish to cause chaos, there by triggering a dominoe effect....as it travels from one blog to another feeding fuel to the fire.

So with that said... I will be deleting and/or permanently banning any comment or any person who walks thru the palace gates with poison to leave at my door step. There is no room for it here, I won't accept or tolerate it. Nor will I start or add fuel to the fires on other people's blogs.

It's time to move on.

A soon to be very famous writer (who just happens to reside here in Blogland--anyone with a clue know's who I am referring to) once said...

"I will not rent space in my head"
....and I liked that...and so neither will I from here on out.


~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 10:10 am

Thank you Gold. I think it's cool that your the first to comment on this post...as I used gold for my font color. Ironic in a way. Yes, blogging can be pleasant and rewarding among other things...humorous, educational, thought provoking...you never know what you will find...just like a box of chocolates.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


rm_BUFALO52 62M

1/17/2006 12:10 pm

your name, photo and words are beautiful and seductive. And yes, made me horny for you.


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 12:46 pm

    Quoting rm_BUFALO52:
    your name, photo and words are beautiful and seductive. And yes, made me horny for you.
Is that so?...well, thank you very much...and thanks for the visit. Good luck with your search.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


onelittlesecret 33M
1579 posts
1/17/2006 1:23 pm

Great post Slide.


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 2:33 pm

xxxxoooxxxx Thank you...one... Now come to mommy

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


FeistySyn 51F

1/17/2006 7:16 pm

"I will not rent space in my head" .... how thought provoking, I wish more people had/will comment on exactly what that "means" to them... she is an amazing lady, with a great friend in you.

Syn

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 9:14 pm

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    "I will not rent space in my head" .... how thought provoking, I wish more people had/will comment on exactly what that "means" to them... she is an amazing lady, with a great friend in you.

    Syn
Hey there Feisty..in PHX... It is rather thought provoking isn't it? I hadn't explored that notion. Could make for an interesting post.

This particular friend is an amazing lady and an amazing writer....and some day I hope her dreams come true. I'm going to visit your blog and give you a link so you can check out her writing's.

Thank you for your visit and your comment.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
1/17/2006 9:32 pm

It's only blogging. These sort of things go with the territory. I've witnessed much since I first got here late last winter. Communication mix-ups are as much a part of it as anything else. Then the crisis gets a life of its own.

The true dolts slip away fairly quickly. I've seen it time after time. They tire and create a new profile. Or depart forever. It never lasts more than a week or so.

I have found each and every controversy here to be very interesting, and I have observed them from a sort of social scientist's point of view.

When you handle them that way, these episodes can be very entertaining.

Blog On!


LadySunrise 33F  
2432 posts
1/17/2006 9:44 pm

hey this is good!!!so are the post that you have featured

live more, laugh often, love much


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
1/17/2006 10:44 pm

"poison to leave at my door step"

Ummmm...what about a flaming bag of dog poo? Rut roh!

Great post Slide.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 11:46 pm

    Quoting keithcancook:
    It's only blogging. These sort of things go with the territory. I've witnessed much since I first got here late last winter. Communication mix-ups are as much a part of it as anything else. Then the crisis gets a life of its own.

    The true dolts slip away fairly quickly. I've seen it time after time. They tire and create a new profile. Or depart forever. It never lasts more than a week or so.

    I have found each and every controversy here to be very interesting, and I have observed them from a sort of social scientist's point of view.

    When you handle them that way, these episodes can be very entertaining.

    Blog On!
Hi Keith...yes you are so right, it is only blogging but it's too bad that these things happen, but with any sort of "community" whether it be online or in real life...stuff does happen.

I've only really seen this last slew of crap...and one other time...and I did notice that first time that it did appear to calm down after about a week.

I'm glad to hear you say that the "true dolts" slip away...that is encouraging. I think had one of my dearest friends not been so terribly affected by this...I might not have gotten so into it. But dammit... It's hard to watch people you care for suffer un-needlessly when all the while it was a cruel hoax.

I hope it's a very, very long time before there is any sort of stuff pulled in Blogland again. I especially hope it doesn't hurt anyone I care about or hurt me. Course if I don't start anything, then it shouldn't.

It's fine if we write whatever it is we want in our own blog.. after it is our's.....and I think if people can debate a different opinion in a civil manner then that's fine, so long as everyone stays civil and refrains from name calling or threats or any sort of negativity....but if they get so riled up that they can't...then they should just simply not say anything.

But... that's not likely to happen...because it's human nature...and some peoples nature is to spout off with hurtful things.

I was guilty of that one myself...but it was in response to something someone else had made a comment on...and I allowed myself to just "blow" and I totally shouldn't have.

Too late now... but the events over the past week has opened up my eyes and caused me to realize that it's just a blog.

Thanks Keith for your visit and comment. Your so cool.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 11:53 pm

    Quoting LadySunrise:
    hey this is good!!!so are the post that you have featured
I like your handle Lady Sunrise...and thank you for your comment and your visit. Yes... all 3 post's were very good.

Reading the first 2 is what inspired my awakening....all though I was on the verge of coming to this conclusion anyway...those posts just confirmed the necessity to write mine.

I was glad to see the last post link and being I had seen the original... and commented extremely strong to the person it was directed to.. just the same...I was glad it was gone and a new day to start over.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/17/2006 11:55 pm

    Quoting rm_DaphneR:
    "poison to leave at my door step"

    Ummmm...what about a flaming bag of dog poo? Rut roh!

    Great post Slide.
Daphne...you kill me. Ummmmm... NO...LOL...NO dog poo either..flaming or not. Thanks for your comment...made me laugh.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
1/18/2006 7:21 pm

Slide,

Someday this pest will go away and honestly I am done spending my energy on the little creep.

It is a good day to start over.

Take Care,

Purry {=}

Purry


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
1/18/2006 11:10 pm

Thanks Purry... I tell ya... it's just been so stressful and really none of it was of any real issue with me... mostly I get caught up when people I care about are hurting....then I guess my protective nature comes out...and I get sucked in. I care too much. My dad always told me I cared too much about things...he was right.

I'm done with the nonsense of it all and really wish everyone would just stop the madness..and let it go away...once and for all.

thanks..for your support to me thru all of this stuff.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


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