Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I'm done


That's right. I'm done! I'm done with the whole "boo-hoo-hoo"-feeling-sorry-for- myself, self-pity, crawl-underneath-a-rock, attitude. I just got back from the fortress of solitude (LOL), and I've decided that it's time to get back to blogging! By the way, do you like the new template?

On day number two of my blog life back in June '06 (feels like a million years ago), I talk about the Safety of Anonymity. It took seven months for me to accept the reality that anonymity really doesn't exist on the internet.

Yes, I did something really stupid to challenge this. Making and posting a video blog was not the brightest idea - especially if privacy was something I wanted to maintain. I know that I brought some of this on myself. I definitely accept full responsibility for this mistake. But, I don't regret it, and (for now), my video blogs will remain up.

When it comes to hate mail, many of you have told me to just forget about it and journey onward. Here are some similar thoughts from SaboCatGirl and Addumb. Maybe in a sick and twisted kind of way, it's a compliment. I also was referred to a video on youtube talking about a case of internet harrassment.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who sent so many supportive e-mails and comments. I apologize for not responding to each and every message. But, you have to know that it meant more to me than you'll ever know....

Oh, if there's one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night.
I aint gonna do what I don't want to,
Im gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day!

17 comments:

Donna said...

I'm just glad to see you back!

Lea said...

Welcome back! I look forward to your posts, as they are always thought provoking and inspiring.

Bankerchick said...

You are my hero, I am glad you are back. I am new to this stuff and your the whole issue of privacy and the haters out there struck a note with me, and worried me a little. Let's all just blog on!

Flea said...

Diggin' the template. Nice job.

Flea

The Curmudgeon said...

Welcome back, Doc.

HP said...

Good to see you back. New template is great! Love the photo too.

It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Dr. A...

It's good to see you again!

later...

Anonymous said...

Great to be reading you again.
The haters lose on this one; keep on doing what you do so well, and we'll keep reading.

Peggy, RN -- loyal reader & 2nd time commenter

Medblogs Unveiled said...

It'll be good to blog as yourself. I'm trying to get as many medblogs uncovered as I can, It's for the best!

Kim said...

Yeah!!!!!!!! Welcome back!!!!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

welcome back doc! great to have something to look at new too, the template. blog on honey, blog on....

smiles, bee

coaster1robert said...

welcome back!!!

kïrstin said...

you know, i havent really been around much because, between your much postying, my reading challanges (dyslexia and ADHD) and my never seeing you leave me acomment, i guess i fell into my own fortyress of solitude. *blushes*
now i feel bad about it. so, youre back, im back, lets start over ... K? i like your post, when i can keep up with it :D
and yes, i like the new digs.
kïrstin♫

Nurse M said...

Glad you are back!!!! Knew you couldn't stay away :)

Dinah said...

welcome back. we talked about you on our podcast.
I've gone with the stance of "why be anonymous?" and I tell everyone I know about my blog.

TBTAM said...

Welcome back!!!

PARLANCHEQ said...

Glad you decided to hang in there! Sorry you got hate mail. That's a bit harsh.