Brenda left a comment on my Facebook page that maybe the Commenter Who Shall Remain Nameless is using reverse psychology to keep me on the air, to get me mad enough to keep me around.
Since my last post, the contributor in question to the Sadhana Bliss Chicago blog has made their Blogger profile unavailable and has changed their name to “fooled you” as if that in some way absolves him or her. You can form your own opinion about that.
I am shocked (in a good way) but heartened that two bloggers took up my cause, so to speak. Brooks wrote in her blog Yoga, the Mind and Culture:
“What provoked me to write about this is a comment she received about her announcement. It starts out like this: “would that you could go quietly into the night, but that would be too much for you to manage, wouldn’t it? at least you’re GOING.”
I am so saddened and shocked by this comment. Using a metaphor for dying quietly is just so hurtful and wrong to receive…”
…and AnthroYogini in Australia who went on to comment that it’s “cyberbullying by adults who should know better. I’m sick of people hiding behind their ISPs and typing nasty shit they’d never have the balls to say to your face.”
A blog troll is a troll is a troll so let’s not feed the trolls. They always come back to see what kind of a rise they got out of of the blogger. They lurk around, always reading the same post or comments to that post. And you know they keep coming around because you can tell by your site meter (and you also know where they live.) In actuality I probably should not have published the comment or written about it because doing that is exactly what the troll wants, but I felt that enough was enough, it was time to bring that type of activity out into daylight especially because it was in the yoga blogosphere.
Both I and this blog are acquired tastes so if you don’t like my style or my voice, don’t read. Simple. But for those of you who do like the spice, I will continue my “cathartic musings and occasional rants about my trips to India to study my heart’s passion, and my sweet adventures along the yoga path” albeit not as frequently. Only when the muse calls. I am concentrating on my upcoming trip to India and Africa.
Since I don’t want the last post for a long time to end on a sour note, I leave you with some good notes from one of my favorite musicians (and true yogi) Alice Coltrane. Enjoy.
9 thoughts on “I get it….it was REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY!”
Glad to hear you'll still be around, at least some of the time, Linda. By the way, did I tell ya, I got a copy of Alice's Journey in Satchidinanda, on your recommendation, and that it's now my second-most-listened-to-CD when I'm practicing yoga at home (I've also noticed that at least one yoga teacher I know is a fan, as I've been pleasantly suprised to hear it while vinyasa-ing in class)?
“Fooled you”? Like it was a joke? How is it funny to be hateful? Sounds like someone was feeling ashamed!
ANYWAY. On to better subjects. Just finished Yoga and the Quest for the True Self after reading it on your recommended list, and I LOVED it. I am starting on Heart of Yoga today. Love your blog, and happy you'll be writing from time to time. Thank you!
thanks, y'all, for your support….
What a total a-hole the troll is. Keep blogging Sama. Who else is going to post about Alice Coltrane if nothing else.
Well, actually I am glad you posted the comment and let everyone know. Why should you swallow that vile venom yourself – purge it by putting it out in the fresh air and letting people rally to support you.
Whether the nasty commentor “got what they wanted” or not, I think it is nice to show them that no-one else thinks they are funny or cute – that in fact we are all disgusted.
Glad you are going to keep blogging – that's a good side effect of this silly nonsense.
Hey, I loved the Alice Coltrane clip! I'm gonna have to get that one on Itunes.
omg, not sure how i missed all this drama over the past few days! the best thing that came out of the negative comment was more posts from you. i understand the need to take a break from blogging, but i'll miss your sassy voice. at least it sounds like we'll be getting some periodic dispatches – yay!
alice coltrane… divine.
I guess the turban is supposed to hide all the anger that dwells within. Crazy.
Nonetheless, we all got a little more spice and for that we can all be thankful!