Well I made the mistake of submitting my URL to one of those
snarky sites that rates your
blog. I honestly hoped that I’d get some
good, objective feedback about my design. And I did get some of that. I’m
really thankful to the people who told me to clean up my sidebars. I’ve known that I should do that for a while,
but it’s so easy to get irrationally attached to funny little buttons and
Also, to the people who told me that red font on an apple green background is
ugly…yep, I know. That was just a
residual from when my dad suddenly lost most of his sight in January. There are simply some things that haven’t yet been
attended to. It’s the same story with
the huge font that so thoroughly offended some of you. It is also a throwback to the time before my
dad purchased software that would enable him to once more keep tabs with his
I’ve seen your design feedback. I am absorbing it, and will continue to work
at making my site more aesthetically pleasing. I do thank you for the critique of my format. Really, I do.
What shocked the hell out of me; however, were the people
who were rude for no apparent reason other than the fact that we will never
meet in person. Dear heavens, what a
bunch of jerks. I had people calling me
a freak because I had a water birth/labor. I
had people calling me a freaky freak because I wrote about it. And I had people (and I use that term
loosely) freaking themselves out over a sliver of my low back being exposed in
the photo that I included when documenting that memory.
I further got to read the critiques of people who feel that
I am a hypocrite because their perception of me as a “granola” hippie was
crushed by photos of Kajsa wearing a disposable diaper. Holy cow. What a swarm of alarmists.
I never knew that blogging could be so rude. Naïve little me. I thought it was a great tool for connecting
with like minds. And up until now it has
I have, through my reflection of those comments, come to an
even greater appreciation of my blogging friends. And you know what? I don’t feel bad at all that there are
enough of you to crowd my sidebars.