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June 07, 2010

The Trolls in Life

I recently wrote a column over at my Nick of Time blog at The Yummy Mummy Club - a rant really - a respectful, playful, rant - about when the other parent...parents...(that's "parents" as in a verb).

The example was my prince - punishing the children (no tv after school) but how that was the time of day when he wasn't home - thus I had to enforce the punishment - and how that time-of-day-punishment threw off my schedule (thus the ranty-like post).

Read it HERE. It was intended to be playful yet a troll got personal. (TROLL: someone who posts an anonymous or non-anonymous negative comment left on a blog or community forum in order to bait the writer). Trolls are never good - just ask the 3 billy goats gruff.

So this troll called me "self-absorbed" because of that post. And as any thin-skinned writer would...I read the comment 5 times in 4 minutes. Was I self-absorbed? (now I was paranoid and thin-skinned). I had many positive and fun comments to that post - but that one troll comment - that's the one I remember.

And I thought to respond. Apologize perhaps. Because, in this wonderful world of typography - perhaps it was read the wrong way - without the humour with which was intended. But I didn't. Because I didn't want to give food to the troll.

Why am I writing about it here on Parent Club? Because, there are trolls in both electronic and real life - where they either want to bait us (for whatever reason) or they digg at us (again for whatever reason).

And I for one, am someone, who is bothered by the trolls in life.

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2 Comments:

At June 7, 2010 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Erica Ehm said...

You know you've made it when an anonymous commented leaves you something negative. It shows that your blog is attracting more than just people you know. It also shows how insecure they are leaving anonymous comments. Don't sweat it. You're awesome!

 
At June 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Parent Club said...

Thank you Erica! I hadn't thought about it from the "your blog is attracting more than just people you know" viewpoint.

Smart way to spin a negative.

Thanks for the comment and the encouragement!

 

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