In my post ‘It’s about you – not me‘, I concluded with the following –
A couple of months ago, I received some comments from readers that bothered me some; they affected me, I was a little offended and I responded nicely and appropriately. These feelings I have come from my insecurities; I want to be honest with myself and those that read my words. I try not to write uncomfortable words that offend or degrade or abuse others – that is not my purpose.
So after sometime thinking about those comments those words I read, I decided they were opinions and suggestions of others and not really about me.
Those comments, those words – It’s all about you – not me.
My words are my own and those are about me.
In today’s post I write the following –
So your comment ended up in my ‘Pending’ folder. You know who you are.
I am a nice guy most of the time; yes, I can be mean and I have written posts about this. I am complex and complicated and on this world trying to be a better person and live a better life. Many of you have followed me for quite some time and others are just getting to know me. I feel most of you know me well.
If you leave a comment on a post and it is displayed immediately, it is not you.
If you leave a comment for the first time and it needs to be approved, it is not you.
If you have left a previous comment and now your comment needs to be approved, it is you.
For that one person, who has commented before and now your comment goes to my ‘Pending’ folder, look at the top of this page. What does it display? It displays ‘it’s my life’. That indicates I am writing about my life, not yours, nobody else’s, but mine. I appreciate comments, but not yours. First of all, you do not read all my posts, or maybe you do and do not click the ‘Like’ button. I feel you do not know me, so therefore the comments I receive from you are about you and not me. You know the comments you write are about you, because you end your comments with ‘Butting out again.’
Per thefreedictionary.com –
Interfere, interrupt, intrude. For example, Mom is always butting in on our conversations, or It’s against the law for employers to butt in on personal matters. This term alludes to the thrusting of an animal with its horns. [Slang; 1890s]
Your ‘Butting out again’ comments that are few are no longer allowed on my blog. I certainly do not go on your blog or anyone else’s and tell them how they should live their life. If you are ‘Butting out again’, that means you were butting in; meaning you are interfering, interrupting or intruding.
Please do not interfere, interrupt or intrude any longer – please unfollow me – please butt out!