Spam, ham and rotten eggs

By | October 25, 2012

I try to clear out my “spam” folder at least once a week, it’s usually quite an experience. Comments which have nothing to do with what I’ve written about, links to all manner of “dodgy” sites – I never click on them, just wonder occasionally how they’ve found me.

There was a spam comment a couple of weeks back that I decided to reply to. It was personal, it referenced the blog title, made derogatory remarks and ended with they wished they hadn’t bothered reading – an opportunity to reply with an explanation and get some awareness raised I thought. I didn’t hear anything further from them.

This week has seen more comments from within the autism community. I’m going to reference this post United we stand, divided we fall and leave it at that, apart from to say I hope my blog is helping to raise autism awareness and acceptance. I blog honestly and openly about bringing up special needs children (I’m saying children even though T is currently undiagnosed) and related topics. People have the option to read or move on, I’ve been doing this diary blog since March so the content is familiar.

Those comments aren’t going to make me stop blogging, but they have the option to stop reading.

Thank YOU for reading.


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avbarber on 25th October 2012 at 11:53 am.

I will not stop reading! 🙂


1funmum on 25th October 2012 at 12:12 pm.

Well I wish they didn’t read at all too. You want people who are not in the community to read but what’s with the rudeness. Never quit bloging. I love reading your blog cause it’s often like a letter or something. I’ve enjoyed getting to know another autism parent. It’s nice to see what being a autism parent is like in another country. My big kid still says ” how’s T mom. How’s his Pigs. ” I guess if your looking for drama then it’s the wrong blog for you. You are not going to be anything your not. Some people want autism in a neat package. It’s not able to be. It’s diverse. Some blogs write about Autism from a perspective of topics. They are great to read cause they give loads of info. Some write about personal experience from the autistic persons point of view. This can also be very good. More so if you are trying to understand where some of the behavours a love one has. Or maybe even to understand your self as a person ( if you are a person with autism and want to bond). Each blog is different and brings to the table it’s own thing and fills it’s own need. I read five parent blogs on a regular. I also read one blog because it has the more hot topics that effect us in the community. I read about two or three blogs by Autistics for a whole other reason. I don’t know, just don’t let some nasty person get you down cause I like what you write or I wouldn’t be reading it.


chaosinkent on 25th October 2012 at 12:18 pm.

I think you do a grand job to raise awareness. I do wish that people would appreciate that we are all different, we all cope differently and if we were all the same, life would be very very dull.
Keep up the sterling work


AutismMumma on 25th October 2012 at 8:38 pm.

And I’ll not stop thanking you for reading! ☺


AutismMumma on 25th October 2012 at 8:40 pm.

Thank you lovely over-the-pond fun mum. Really appreciate your comments and support and say hi to 1funkid from T! We’ll have to put some piggie pictures up for him!


AutismMumma on 25th October 2012 at 8:41 pm.

Thank you Deb, you too *fist bumps* x


avbarber on 25th October 2012 at 9:02 pm.

I think I have learned so much from the people I have met on Twitter – I am more aware of the struggles people go through than ever and your blog has played a part in that. Do you always get it right, who knows (do any of us) but do you achieve the result of adding to awareness – definitely! But most of all, your blog is a human aspect, the ups and the downs – this must surely help others in the same boat!


1funmum on 25th October 2012 at 9:47 pm.

Awww!  I hope today finds you in good spirits. I haven’t seen today’s post. But never let anyone’s view of how you see your motherhood, or blog get you down. Just know that we all have our own way. Your kids are awesome cause of you. Keep smiling through. I can’t wait to see the picks 1funkid says dress them for halloween!


Deb on 27th October 2012 at 4:47 pm.

Sorry to hear you received an unpleasant comment. I think most of us have had this at one time or another. You are right to ignore and move on. In my opinion, there is no one ‘right’ way of blogging about special needs. As 1funmum so brilliantly put it; there is a great diversity of blogs around and they all offer important contributions. Deb


Kate Davis-Holmes on 28th October 2012 at 6:55 pm.

You can only tell it as it is if you want to be authentic. If people don’t like that they need to move on. They are probably less brave than you or that is what I think anyway.


AutismMumma on 28th October 2012 at 8:05 pm.

Thank you Deb, block and ignore is the only way forward 🙂


AutismMumma on 28th October 2012 at 8:09 pm.

Totally agree, thank you Kate. Shocked me at the time, especially from within the SN community but …agreed!


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