Thursday, March 1, 2012

Me, spamming??????

Someone left this comment on one of my old posts last night.


I cannot even begin to describe how I felt upon reading this.  Probably much like an innocent man being convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Or being accused without being given the benefit of the doubt.  Seriously, how come some people are so quick to judge?

Me, spamming??????  I don't know if I am to laugh or cry.  This is one of those times when I feel that the internet, amazing and useful as it is, can really be a terrible place.  People think it's ok to badmouth someone else just because they can hide their identities.  (Remember this other time?)  

I chose to publish the comment (even if I could have easily just ignored and deleted it) because if there is one thing I would not want to happen, it is to have a person get upset with me over something I didn't even do.

I DO NOT EVER SEND SPAM EMAIL OR COMMENTS.  I receive them myself  on a daily basis....even from email addresses of my friends and contacts.  But I know better than to accuse without asking first.  It doesn't take a genius to know that spam comes from anywhere and anyone who may have ways to access email addresses and URLs.  

I DO NOT USE ANYONE TO PROMOTE MYSELF OR THIS BLOG.  Most people who come here find me through Google, either when searching for bag tutorials or for cake recipes.  I do not go on other people's sites to advertise myself.  The content of this blog is shared freely and I do not need to do nasty tricks to get people to notice.  My goodness! My heart carries no evil personal intentions!

I HARDLY LEAVE COMMENTS ON OTHER PEOPLE'S BLOGS.  My ten fingers are probably enough to count the number of times I've left comments on another site.  Yes, I go to a lot of sites but I just linger, stay quiet and appreciate what I see and learn.  I DO MIND MY OWN BUSINESS.

When I do leave comments, I never do so anonymously.  Out of courtesy, I always introduce myself and there is always a way for people to get in touch with me.  When I do have a concern with someone, for example, when my cake photos are being used without permission, I make sure I email the person concerned and ask them politely to do whatever has to be done.

Having said all that, here is my message to the person who left the comment (and I hope they are able to read this):

 Leaving an anonymous comment and a bad one at that, is just not right.  I hope you would do the proper thing, that is, to come forward and straighten things out with me like a mature adult would.  I do not expect you to apologize. Nor do I demand it.  I just need you to acknowledge the truth.

You know how to get in touch with me.  I shall wait.  

For all you out there who may have, at any point, thought that I have spammed you, just trust and believe that IT WAS NOT FROM ME.  Mind you, for as long as we all have an internet presence, the spamming will never stop.


  1. Don't let rude e-mails from uninformed people upset you. Please know that I and many other people appreciate your website and the great information and tutorials that you provide. Anyone that reads you regularly knows your personality and realizes that the anonymous comment is unfair.

  2. Hi Mary, forget these email, on the web there are many crazy people writing these things. I receive such emails too but delete it immediately... dont worry, be happy!♬♬♬

  3. Don't let it bother you...

    I would have tossed it right away in the trash bin...

    So cowardly to write anonymous...

    Because this is the place where this kind of comment belongs...



  4. Agreed! You have a wonderful blog and your good personality shines through!


  5. I love your blog! You are one of two which I regularly follow and I can read sincerity and honesty in your words. Please do not let the anonymous haters ruin your day. They are just messing your mind and spreading bad vibes. Karma will find them.

  6. Corinne, we all love and appreciate your blog, but you need to "unwind" sometimes, and you need to rest. By the way, I nominated your blog for the best food blog in It's an American magazine with wonderful articles on food and recipe, and they have a contest. Keep the good work!

    1. Hi Regine, Thanks for the nomination (though I do not really consider myself a food blogger).