I could use a gallon of this right now.
And I don’t think I’m the only one who should be guzzling this like water.
I have never been so depressed about blogging as I have been today.
It’s the first time in two years, I actually considered cashing in my chips, so to speak.
And then I thought, screw it!
I’m a blogger, hear me roar!
You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time…
And then there are individuals who make you feel like you are banging your head against the wall.
They only hear what their mindset allows them to hear, and no matter what you say or what you do, you are the enemy.
I’m tired of being considered the enemy.
Before I let this subject fly to the great blog archive in the sky, I will address two things that were raised via email as proof of my enemy status.
I mention them here because perhaps others may have had the same questions.
- I do not respond to my email.
Like 99.9% of all bloggers, I have a very full life. I work four night shifts a week. I spend eight hours a week working on my two Nursing Jobs.org columns. I write my regular blog posts. Once a month or so I host a blog carnival. For many months out of the year I am working on my BSN classwork. I travel three hours one-way on my days off to help care for my sister. I have two children getting married this summer, a teenager still at home and somewhere in all this I have a husband who occasionally gets some attention!
Alas, I sometimes get backlogged on my email. I leave it in my inbox so that I can get to it during my free time. I appreciate getting it, make no mistake. I do like to wait until I can give it some attention instead of firing off a one-sentence answer.
- I do not answer/respond to the comments on my blog.
Guess what? All comments on Emergiblog come to me as…..email! I do respond to the comments to the individual commenter, via email. I don’t respond in the comments myself because my “comment” is my post! I like to leave the comments and any resulting debate to those who are commenting! Why? It’s the way I like to do it!
At first I was sorry that I had even written the previous post. Sick that I had been misunderstood by the one person who I thought would have gotten some perspective/feedback/support from my viewpoint.
I thought I was sticking my neck out for a fellow blogger, a fellow nurse.
It was not seen that way by the involved party. In fact, I was asked to leave this person alone.
Now I’m angry. The blog post stands as written. I mean every word written in it.
Today in the car, this verse came through my iPod. It’s a song by Evanescence.
Couldn’t take the blame,
Sick with shame.
Must be exhausting to lose your own game.
No wonder you’re jaded,
You can’t play the victim this time.
Isn’t it funny how something you hear day in and day out can take on a new meaning when you have something on your mind?
Well, it’s over.
Emails have been blocked.
Links have been taken down.
This is the last that I will talk of the situation or even remotely refer to it on Emergiblog.
If this seems enigmatic to some of the readers, I apologize.
I needed to get it off my chest. I have so many more important things to deal with, this was taking precious energy and I will no longer allow it to do so.
Thanks for reading.