I doubt that you will come across this post let alone read it but I wanted to say how I felt about the article that you posted yesterday in the Daily Mail. I am not a fan of the paper for a number of reasons which I have touched on previously and really, there is no need to revisit as any right minded and intelligent person can see it for what it is. Something to wipe ones arse with if you’ve run out of toilet roll but be careful cause it does burn, or in fact on that thought , use it for a bonfire .. shit does burn after all.
Anyway, back to my point. I read another of your articles to see if it was the norm to write like you had then, the way that you did yesterday. Of course I am talking about your writings about the Mumsnet event surrounding blogging. Whilst we all have our own opinions, freedom of speech etc I see that you tried to ridicule other mothers who turned their hand to writing about experiences which affected them in every day life with their families. is it because their writing styles were very good and you felt threatened, inadequate? What you need to learn is that we are not all trying to steal the lime light but look for an outlet to share our experiences, to know that others are possibly going through the same things in life and also for some its comfort. You see the thing is, my blog started out about my own experience with Post Natal depression an the difficulties that I went through when Thunderpantswas born. It was therapeutic and it was a place where I felt that I wasn’t judged for how I felt and the thoughts that were going through my head. I could talk about wanting to leave my daughter at the hospital, about the time I shook her bed out of fear and frustration, thoughts of killing myself,running away etc. Writing my blog helped me get better and to realize the illness for what it was and it empowered me to know that I was able to get through things, and then go on to help other women. it helped me be part of an amazing film funded by the NHS and Anti Stigma Partnership here in Glasgow to raise awareness for other mothers and fathers. Is that bad? Is it wrong to want to and to have helped other parents?
I don’t pretend or believe that i am anything special , I have many spelling mistakes and my grammar is ridiculous but I am real. I am a person , I am a mother, wife,friend,sister (albeit to the bitches of Eastwick), an employee, a volunteer for rape crisis, a student, there is more depth than you will ever be aware of and I will write until the cows come home, I won’t be put off by your article. As we are all responsible for how we feel and take things, I am choosing now to treat your article like water off a ducks back, as many others have. I feel for those though who maybe aren’t and that you have offended. I just wish though that I could understand why you were so mean to those women who treated you nicely and welcomed you in to the event.
I draw your attention to something you had said in an article that you wrote, “Spouting filth’s a VERY strange way to stick up for free speech”, and the things that you said in the article. Its quite ironic, don’t you think? You talked about what if you were at a particularly low ebb? what about the women you have offended? Do you know what they were experiencing in life? I wouldn’t have thought so. You have contradicted yourself many times and yes, it may have got more people talking and discussing you, is that really how you want to be known? I’m a big believer in karma but I am an even bigger believer in trying to understand why someone would be so vile. People usually react in ways such as that when they are full of anger and resentment… maybe have a look at some of the mental health blogs (many valuable and informative ones out there), it could help in dealing with your feelings of anger and help you write more productively.