One of the Potential Problems with Blogging as far as I can see is that one can be opening up an arena for anonymous bullies. To date I have been very fortunate on that score. I have been respectful to others and others have been respectful to me. However, a couple of days ago something quite disconcerting happened. I had suggested a debate asking whether children should be dressed as mini adults and I received a couple of comments. The comments were not about what I had said but to what one of my respondents had said. Both comments were not pertinent to the debate and were obviously meant to be contentious and insulting and though initially I printed them I then decided to delete them.
This morning I received another comment which read
'Do only posts that agree with you go on here or are people able to share opinions?! Or is it that some people posting don't like the truth?!
and so I decided to deal with it here and now. The answer is that you do not have to agree with what I have said and I am quite happy to print your responses. In fact I welcome debate. What I do not welcome and I am not happy to print is abuse. I will not allow my blog to be used to bully anyone and nor will I be bullied. I would suggest that the person or persons who are emailing me from a yahoo account desist forthwith and if you wish to air your views then air them with the person concerned and not on my blog.
To the other readers of my blog please keep coming back and sharing with me. I really do appreciate every one of you and I feel very lucky that you connect with me and the things I have to say.