A little announcement

Over the past several months of silence here, I've gotten emails asking if I'm shutting down Of Anselm. Certain word searches and emails/comments from strangers have made me severely regret putting as much of my life - and, more importantly, the lives of my children - out for the consumption of people I mostly don't know. It's very easy to say "there will always be weirdos and perverts" when one hasn't actually encountered any, or when one's living relies on the churning-out of regular, relatable blog content. I'm not willing to take that stand anymore, because I think there are more important things to fight for than online friendships (which have meant a lot to me) or the excitement of landing on one more person's "Daily Reads" list. So I've deleted all posts which are mainly related to my children, and will keep this blog up for the occasional non-personal post. 

I know pics of landscapes and still lives don't incite the passion and empathy that toilet training tales and pregnancy struggles do - and I know that, without those posts, I never would have developed some of the friendships I've made online - but I hope you can appreciate the decision anyway. 

Thanks for reading, guys.

6 comments:

  1. I'm really sorry to hear about this. It's sobering, and frightening, and sad.

    I'm going to miss your beautiful posts. Good luck. :)

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  2. I totally get it. Whenever you post, I'll still be reading. :)

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  3. I understand completely. There are days where I really want to put myself out there and share more personal things, but honestly, there is not the same reward like you get when you actually make friendships in person and invest in the lives of those around you immediately. I do enjoy hobbies, so I post about those, and maybe a few nondescript things about my life, but really, I feel like it's more fulfilling to focus on things other than that of this world ;) Looking forward to any posts you put up in the future!

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  4. I'm sorry you have been getting harassed by weirdos. I completely understand wanting to keep your personal life private. I will happily read anything you choose to share.

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  5. Ugh I am sorry that there are trolls out there and have ruined the fun. I hope you come back and I will be reading :)

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  6. You did absolutely right thing. There are enough weirdos and sick people in real life, that scare me so much, why would you expose your children to the online ones too.

    Glad I clicked on your blog accidentally to check if you were back.

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