I do read your emails and comments, and I do read almost all the blogs of my commentors - so if you've commented on my blog, I read your blog.
I decided to post one from the week before because its hilarious. After my post on What Would You Do? about a blogger that I found out was lying about several things that he's told me, Dean wrote this as a joke:
I confess. Aaron is talking about me!
I've secretly been lying to everyone all this time.
My real name is Roberta.
I'm a 300-pound, silver-haired woman in her late 60's.
After my third husband left me I became despondent. All of my nine children (who are all named Bobbi-Jo) were grown and lived far away.
And after my many cats died suddenly I was then all alone.
While surfing the internet one day for coupons to Lane Bryant, I discovered the blogging community.
I read about all of your interesting lives and grew jealous and spiteful. So I concocted a fake blog and have been deceiving everyone ever since!
It feels deliciously sweet bamboozling all of you pathetic souls!
First I infiltrated the blogosphere, next I conquer the free world!!
Bwah ha ha ha!!!
P.S.: Sorry Aaron, I couldn't resist! I thought we could use a little something to lighten the mood!
For this week, I had to feature this comment because its the first ever comment criticising me, and I felt that I have to justify myself. The comment came after my post on The Mysterious Blogger. A reader called William wrote:
I am surprise nobody has said anything except continuing this gossip nonsense. First of all, you don't know what the truth is.(you suspected that he'd harm someone. Give me a break!) And I really don't think it's your place to judge. So what if he fabricated, again, it's none of your business. This whole thing sounded really petty, so disappointing coming from you.
William, you really point out a good point and a part that is much needed in the whole situation. I don't know the truth and therefore I had every reason to be worried about the well-being of the young ones. I don't think I am judging, nor am I "gossip"ing, I was merely stating my observations and findings. I didn't mean to create any gossip from my statements. It's my business if I personally had a strong connection with someone and considered that person a friend. Furthermore, when it involves other people that I know of, I have every reason to be worried as well. However, I do agree that its important people don't start making assumptions and adding bits and pieces that's not evidence-based to the whole story though, to avoid any kind of gossip.