Thanks for all the fish

Dear Xanga Community,

Thanks for all the support on the last post (read: sarcasm). Why is that when someone writes something open, honest, deep, and serious, you all freeze up and the comments come to a screeching hault?

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18 thoughts on “Thanks for all the fish

  1. thank you so much for your comment, I can call Him my Daddy but I still forget that I am His baby. and thank you for your last post. It is amazing that you can share that. We have talked in our classes a lot about how church people freak when their minister is involved with porn but when their minister is into any other sin they show mercy. It is amazing that you have seen it and come away from it, I think so many people have been in a situation like yours, I’m sure it does start so easily and then it takes over. So many sins are just like that. We might not even know they’re sin for a long time, maybe after we’re addicted even. Congratulations and I praise God for His strength in your overcoming of this one. thank you for your encouragement, your posts and comments have helped me so much

  2. Why would you insist on getting comments?  Is a blog not just for entertainment/knowledge sake?  Comments are nice, but why are they necessary.  You were in a teaching position, not a position where you should expect any reward or gratification for discussing a difficult subject.  But, that’s just my opinion. 

  3. Cim: Touche! Actually, just noticed that on my other blog site, there was discussion going on. However, on Xanga, whenever anyone makes a deep post, it is usually followed by silence. Not that I blog for comments. Just an observation.

  4. Oh, and I didn’t read your big serious post b/c I felt uncomfortable. I started reading it but I couldn’t make myself finish it (Same w/ Chris’s post on the same topic, too). I just felt as if I were prying into your life and that I didn’t deserve to see that part of you. I can’t explain it any better than that. But that’s why I didn’t comment.

  5. I don’t feel like I’m prying into anyone’s life if they post something on xanga, so I read your post in its entirety. I did not comment because, while it is powerful, to say so seemed silly in such a way that I do not want to create an image that one must make certain decisions in their life and then turn in the opposite direction in order to have this power. I wasn’t sure of another way to say it, but I guess that it would have been nice of me to have tried, anyway, to let you know that I read the post. (Would you be opposed to a comment that simply stated “I read this?” That seems curt!) The point is a little late: but, thank you for sharing is what I should say. Honesty is important to me, and to see it being manifested is always refreshing.

  6. soursnowflake: Thanks for your sincerity. I appreciate you reading the post. I guess my sarcasm wasn’t necessarily directly at the last post as much as it was at Xanga in general. There are many posters who make themselves vulnerable to find an eerie silence at the end of the rope. This doesn’t ever happen at my other blog and I thought it interesting.

  7. oh, it’s totally not that I didn’t want to read it! It’s just that, well like when I’m looking at other peoples pictures or reading something of theirs that’s really personal, I feel like I’m getting a glimpse at their inner life and that makes me uncomfortable b/c I feel like I don’t belong there…

  8. “I don’t feel like I’m prying into anyone’s life if they post something on xanga, so I read your post in its entirety. I did not comment because, while it is powerful, to say so seemed silly in such a way that I do not want to create an image that one must make certain decisions in their life and then turn in the opposite direction in order to have this power. I wasn’t sure of another way to say it, but I guess that it would have been nice of me to have tried, anyway, to let you know that I read the post. (Would you be opposed to a comment that simply stated “I read this?” That seems curt!) The point is a little late: but, thank you for sharing is what I should say. Honesty is important to me, and to see it being manifested is always refreshing.”Could not have said it better myself.

  9. Definitely know how you feel, although I always wondered if people didn’t comment on my long, deep posts because they were long and people skipped reading them.
    I say for the same reason people are silent after coming out of a Holocaust museum — people respect the dramatic and the tragic.
    BB

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