Typically I enjoy these, they are normally positive, telling me they loved a recipe, asking for baking advice, or just saying that they like my blog because I write about real life. Now that last one is something I have tried really hard to maintain over the last 3-4 years. It is hard when you are trying to keep up with reader demands and trends to keep your writing and blog real. I from time to time have to step back and remind myself that I started writing this blog as an outlet and way to socialize with the world. It is my little space that belongs to no one but me.
I have always been aware that there is a risk when deciding to put yourself out there, there will people who judge you no matter what. If you discipline your child a certain way, eat a certain type of food, religion, political beliefs are all things I have had people comment on... but what do I get judged on the most when I blog?
It always amazes me how offended people get if I say any form of a four letter word. Where I live everyone has a dirty mouth.... Have you ever been to north east? Espcially towards New York or Boston? People here have the worst language, and I LOVE it.
But seriously, it has gotten to the point where I can not even say "X-mas" with out hate mail coming in. This particual email I received was from a reader who asked me not say the F word anymore. She wasn't hateful as some previous emailers have been, but it still stuck a nerve with me. Do not tell me how to write, and what words I can or can not say. I get to decide what goes up here, and I have no intentions of changing how I speak or write.