Words: Keep Writing Them

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Lately I have been saddened by all the examples of internet trolls that are attacking my fellow bloggers, leaving them feeling pretty beat up.

words keep writing themThis saddens me, to my very core. Why do trolls get so much power. Power to create a wound and leave a scar. Power to even in some cases silence the voice of some of my favorite bloggers.

I know trolls don’t listen.What I want to say to them won’t change their minds, unless they change their hearts, and changing hearts is not a business I am in. God tends to be way better at that than I am.

So this post is for those of you that have been harmed.

Bloggers I am so sorry about the trolls. I think you add great value to the internet.

Those Youtube videos that people say they hate, I love them. They allow me to get to know you to such a greater depth than I ever could through the words of a blog post.

That post you wrote, where you shared your motherhood woes caused me to weep tears of understanding. How dare that troll  say you are a horrible mother, YOU ARE NOT. You are human and exposing that side of you encouraged me to also get out of my pit and try again with my own kids.

Yes, you did spell a word in your title wrong, but you know what, it made me feel so good, because it made me realize even those with more experience and bigger audiences than me still make mistakes. MISTAKES ARE HUMAN. I am sorry the troll didn’t just simply point out your error and leave it at that.

Bloggers, I love you. You inspire me daily to be a better wife, mother, friend and blogger. I know how much time and effort goes into each blog post and I thank you for sharing the information with me.

Without you bloggers, my home would be messier, my finances would be tighter, my food would be plain, and my inspiration would certainly be at an all time low.

 Bloggers, keep pressing publish, keep sharing your ideas, keep being the wonderful unique creations that you are because you are loved.

Yes the trolls are loud, but bloggers realize this; often those who are inspired by your writing are the quietest because they are busy doing what you inspired them to try. You have not failed, you are succeeding.

Needed a writing boost. I was so inspired by the words of Jeff Goins in You Are A Writer. This ebook helped me go from “I would like to write” to “I write”. 

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  1. You should probably explain what the term “troll” is used for in blogging terms, you don’t want people to think you are referring to the mean people just as trolls – ha ha! Or you could end up with people “trolling” you. Also I think that people don’t need to attack bloggers but I also think that most bloggers know that it is always a possibility when you put yourself out there to get criticized, and that you have to take the good with the bad and just keep doing what you are doing. If blogging is what you love, the “trolls” won’t keep you from doing what you love.

  2. What a great post! I put off starting my own blog because of the trolling I was seeing on other blogs. Then I realized you can’t let small-minded people keep you from doing something that you really want. I hope others read this and realize that one person’s comments do not speak for the rest of us.

  3. That is great advice. Never let the nay sayers silence you. Not everyone will agree with what you say but there’s someone out there hanging on every word. I don’t mind a misspelled word either, I thank God for spell check. I would probably embarrass myself daily if it wasn’t for it. Keep inspiring.

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