Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coincidence???

Hmmm.   Interesting.   Since I posted my "I Am Mormon" post yesterday, I have lost two followers.  Coincidental?   I hope so.   I am not the most prolific writer, and I am kind of boring some times.  I certainly am not funny and thoughtful like most of you are.    So many of you make me think and feel and laugh and sometimes cry when I read your blogs.  I love that.   

I don't really care about how many followers I have, but I do care about being judged for silly reasons.  So, I really hope that I lost two followers today because I am not worth reading, not because I Am Mormon.  That would make me sad. 

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  1. That would be sad indeed. However, if they were the sort of people who would quit following a blog because of that, perhaps you are better off without them.

    I say here's to you for taking a stand in your faith. The world needs more people like that.

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    1. You do know, don't you, that I was talking about you when I said some posts make me think and feel and cry? Love your blog!

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    1. Thank goodness you're still here - how else would I get my virtual shopping done?!!

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  3. Eh...people come people go...just keep on blogging dear.

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    1. Love that attitude - - I'm going to adopt it!

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  4. Wow, I sure hope not! That's ridiculous!

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  5. I have a feeling that it was probably a good thing that you lost those two followers. Means more room for the rest of us to enjoy your thoroughly entertaining posts. I also have a feeling that they will quickly be replaced. And before you know it you won’t even notice they were ever there in the first place.
    I like your blog and you!

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  6. Don't worry about them. We're here because we like you and your blog. :)

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  7. Too bad for them if it that was the reason. I don't understand closed-mindedness.

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    1. Closed-mindedness gives me a headache.

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  8. I don't care if you're a mormon, what difference does it make to me what you are? Do you care that I'm gay? I hope not.

    My Grandmother was a mormon,and I am sure it would not sit with her well that I am gay, but that's okay I won't hold it against her.

    I don't care about religion, race, status etc. but what I do care about is how you use it. Religion is great, as long as it is not something that makes decisions for me, or for anyone else who may not share the same beliefs. I don't think religion has any place in politics, I think someone being religious has no bearing on it, but they cannot make decisions based on their chosen religion, that leaves out way too many people. I think morals and values are more important to me when it comes to elected officials.

    I am having a hard time believing Mitt is the right choice, I think there are stronger leaders out there in the race, just not as rich.

    Keep doing what you're doing, and make your haters your motivators!!

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    1. zebsmom, thanks for your thoughts. And, no it does not matter to me one iota that you're gay :) I do agree with you that in politics it's morals and values that should define a politician, not their religion. Now, I'm off to plan my next post . . .to whoever wants to read it!! haha

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  9. Why should that make you sad? If they're the kind of people who would un-follow somebody because they have religious beliefs different to them, would you care to keep them as followers anyway?

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    1. It only makes me sad knowing that people judge people. Guess, though, that people have been doing that for thousands of years!

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  10. Oh. My. Goodness. That is crazy scary to me if your post had anything to do with their departure, as it leads me to figure they are teaching their peeps the same sort of intolerance! Mormons...welcome...MORONS...not so much!

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  11. I thank all of you for your comments and words of encouragement!! You've proven to me what I kind of already knew - - there are WAY more awesome people than pooper people! Thanks all you awesome people!! Blog on!!

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  12. Hi Judy,I know I'm a bit late to the party but I do hope that you being a Mormon wasn't the reason that they unfollowed.
    Your religion should have no bearing on whether one follows you or not, (unless it's a religious blog) it's what you put out that's the most important thing.

    And for what it's worth, you are both witty and funny and sometime poignant. And just because I don't comment, doesn't mean that I don't enjoy reading your posts, because I do. In fact I think you're fab. :)

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    1. Lily - if this makes you feel any better, Mormons have their own "Mormon standard time" - because people are always showing up late - haha! Thanks for your sweet comments :)

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  13. Well I for one think you are awesome! You always make me feel good about my blog and I so enjoy reading yours! Diffences are what make us unique and thats what we enjoy about gettin to know eachother. It's there loss Judy, whatever their reasons!! YOu got the love from Shabby Whites in South Fla!

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    1. Jennifer, if you didn't live on the other side of the country I would totally invite myself over so I could see all your creativity in person :)

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  14. Judy, your blog is wonderful and so are you. If your religion was their decision to stop following you, then screw them. People like that make me sick to my stomach.

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  15. Here's to building bridges to the hearts of others.

    Hope you don't mind that I am a yoga fanatic, Bible reading, twice a month church going Roman Catholic- that has been living in sin for 30 years. (it is a long story)

    You know I just was in DC photographing a couple after being sealed in the DC temple. I felt like I was in Oz - what a backdrop for the group photos!

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    1. The DC temple is gorgeous! And I would love to hear your story sometime Teri! I think you are amazing :)

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  16. Well, if you lost followers because of your last post, it's just too bad for them. I think you're a great writer, and I enjoy reading everything you have to say!

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    1. You know, Sherry, that I am totally serious about adopting Schultz!

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  17. That is interesting; I am always tweeking my blogging list because I follow too many of them, LOL, and there are so many other ones out there, but it does seem interesting to lose two after your last post; I say good riddance if they chose to leave because you stated a key fact about you and your faith. I do enjoy your writing :) so I think you are stuck with me :)

    betty

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    1. Ditto, Betty - you also are stuck with me :)

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  18. Judy I love that you are mormon it makes me like you even more seriously mormons have wonderful family values so that says alot on us that consider our families priorities right? i feel that if you lost followers because of your beliefs then you should not have them as followers in the 1st place. I am guilty of unfollowing 2 blogs when I 1st started out but they were fashion only blogs & I am not a fashion girl what so ever I could not connect & they never followed me back or commented etc..I love your blog I think you give alot of yourself when you post & comment to us folks so nicely, so keep the golden ones and say goodbye to the fakes! We LOVE you just the way you are.

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    1. Families are no. 1 for sure!! Thanks so much for your sweet words :)

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  19. I agree with everyone, but as a sidenote, sometimes followers are "kicked off" blogs without their knowledge - some kind of glitch in the system. I've had to re-follow several blogs when I noticed they weren't appearing in my blog roll anymore. When in doubt, I blame technology. And my mother. Because isn't it always the mother's fault??

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    1. Totally agree - it's my mother's fault! Haha

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  20. Well, Judy, if you lost followers because you stated a preference for one religion over another, then I guess you better stop writing about food also, because someone might not like that. Then maybe you really should not talk about your husband, because, well, you know, someone might not like that either. Gosh, what's a body to do?

    The day you start worrying about losing followers, because someone might be offended by what you write, is the day that Mitt and Barrack, gather together over tea, to discuss the relative merits of conducting a bake sale, to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. It ain't going to happen. Keep on a keeping on.

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    1. I don't worry about losing followers, honest. It just makes me a little sad to think that maybe (just maybe) people are so intolerant that they judge unjustly . . . that was a mouthful! haha

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    2. Wow, that was good Mark! I want to frame that! Lol!

      What I was going to say is: If I had over 100 followers, and I wrote a post that I thought might turn some people away, I would be shocked that two left and the other 100-something stayed. - That's pretty neat.

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  21. And I was so busy yesterday I didnt get a chance to stop by... so I guess I missed the exit party .. I think you're crazy but it has nothing to do with your faith .. and its your blog .. so if you lose followers/comment leavers over what you write, well then I guess whoever they quitters are they really werent into your looniness after all .. see there are a lot weirder people online than in NYC .. just sayin'

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    1. I don't know why, Daryl, but it comforts me to know you think I'm crazy :)

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  22. One new follower here, that is if you don't mind ex catholic now christian follower.

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  23. Carrie Lynne - I LOVE ex catholic now christians! haha. Thanks for following :)

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