“Every day may not be good… but there’s one good thing in every day!” ~ Alice Morse Earle

onegoodthing week #5

This is our #oneGoodThing post, yet, last week was actually not such a good week. Maybe you noticed that I was a little absent, both on my blog and on social media. The reason – me. I didn’t deal so well with somebody’s blog comment. Mind you, not on my blog, but on someone else’s.

This here is now my attempt to write it off my chest, so to speak.

It could well be that I over-reacted. But that’s the thing with emotion, sometimes it is hard or next to impossible to put a lid on it. The thing that bugs me about this whole situation is that I let it come this far. I could have and should have stopped it long ago, after she asked some weird question or complained again about not finding my Saturday linkup post as if it were my fault or a problem with my website. Yet, I answered, in comments on my blog and emails and on her blog. I even changed things on the website – to no avail.

It isn’t the fact that she said good-bye to me in a comment on my blog, stating as the reason that there are too many ads on it for her taste. Well, I thought, o.k. fair enough, if you cannot tolerate two ads then you have to go your way, it is everybody’s right to read or comment on what they like, possibly dislike or leave.

But this is my place and I like it the way it is.

The thing that I am having a problem with is that I saw her comment on another blog mentioning that she would no longer participate on my blog because of the ads, which is fine as I said, but she added to it – wait for it – that ‘she feared that her data would be sold on my blog’.

That is what sent me right into bad-mood-what-the-hell-am-I-doing-here land.

No word about it to me, no email, no nothing. I am now constantly asking myself: How could I have been so wrong? What did I do to cause such a reaction? I simply do not understand it. I don’t. It is gnawing at me (why would she publicly spread false rumors about my blog?).

Though she most likely commented the way she did very innocently, it hit me deeply. With the effect that I am now in my deepest low ever with regards to my interest in blogging. Sigh. For the first time in a very long time, I have actually not posted last Wednesday, did you notice? I have also not answered any of your lovely comments. And I am very sorry about it, because they mean so much to me.

I honestly cannot wait for the end of this week and the start of our vacation to get away.

Of course, the office job is currently also offering its challenges, being financial year end plus the start of importing our product into Canada. David naturally noticed my depressed mood and tried to cheer me up by sending me a bouquet of beautiful flowers to the office on Wednesday. That was definitely a very good thing. One that resulted in a few photo opportunities today, some of which you are seeing below. All iPhone and SOOC, except the vignette.

I am hoping that my writing it off my chest here in my space will help me get over this instance. Sometimes it just is hard. Hard to see the #onegoodthing, all the positive that surrounds you and is constantly in your life.

So, I hope you will bear with me and forgive me if my commenting and answering at the moment is going to be a bit patchy until I am back to my old self, emotionally speaking. I just find it strange how one, probably not even ill meant comment, can have such a deep and negative effect.

Enough of it.

My hubby, these beautiful flowers he sent me and you, my readers, are definitely my #OneGoodThing.

Thank you for reading my rambling thoughts today.

#onegoodthing is a collaboration between Susi of Bocafrau and Leslie aka RoryBore of Ink Interrupted and myself. Together we are hosting this weekly link up to remind ourselves of and surround us with some positive thoughts. We invite you to join us and link your blog posts, flickr or instagram photos below and if you are on twitter, or instagram for that matter, don’t forget to tag your tweets with #onegoodthing.

[Tweet “The new #linkup party #OneGoodThing – spread a lot of positive words, every Monday with @RoryBore @Bocafrau”]


flower bouquet

flower bouquet

flower bouquet

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Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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