When you are a blogger who shares the ins and outs of your life, you have to be prepared for both the positive, supportive responses and also the negative, demeaning ones. You learn to take one with the other and grow thick skin. For me, the fact that I have a blog being paired with the fact that Brian is a professional athlete only adds further judgement.
I’m a sports fan so I understand getting fed up with losing seasons (I went through over a decade of them being an Orioles fan!) and with wanting to blame the easiest target or the worst performing player but some people truly are ruthless.
Since we have been here in Korea, a multitude of Eagles fans have come across my blog and for all of the positive feedback there has been the fair share of awful, criticizing feedback as well. I’ve done my best to respond in the most mature manner possible, ignore some of the rude, childish my-baseball-team-is-losing-because-of-Brian and ignorant comments but they definitely have affected my time here in Korea.
Like take this mornings charmer of a comment….
At first I planned to delete the comment and move past it like the majority of the other unnecessarily rude ones but that wouldn’t make me 100% honest about my overall time and experience here and I’m not one to just sugar-coat the truth, smile and nod and pretend life is one big bowl of cherries. That being said, I wanted to share the bread-winning comment so that this lovely human being got the credit they are so badly yearning for and so that others could see the intended hurtful words being slung at us.
I know not everyone has these feelings or the audacity to actually comment on a public blog citing them and we definitely have felt the support from many other Eagles fans, employees and team members however, I cannot lie and say that waking up to this comment today hasn’t made me wish that our last days here in Daejeon go by in a hurry.
You know what they say…
….one bad apple can ruin a bunch