Well you know the rest. I've had two comments sitting in my inbox for almost a year now.... just waiting to get approved. They are a little hurtful. A little critical. Unnecessary. And a reminder to always do better.
Actually, the two comments are toward the same post. The post which actually happens to be my most popular post. Most responses, most hits - and I guess most criticism.
I'm finally releasing the comments. I've stewed over them long enough and you know what? I'm comfortable with them, me and my blog.
I do still wonder why though? I will gladly consider any and all constructive criticism, please give me feedback, but what prompts people to be hurtful? If you don't like me, my writing, my food, then move on.... don't be hatin'.
- I shop at Wal-Mart because I have very few options in my medium-sized town.
- And actually I do believe cooking is combining ingredients (no matter their source) and sticking them in an oven. Or skillet. Or crockpot. Did an item cook during the process? Well then, that's 'cooking' honey.
- I make no claims to be a culinary genius. There are no cookbook offers, TV shows or publication (even though I'd love that!) I crockpot, I fry, I believe everything is better with cheese or chocolate. My sugar comes with a little tea and preferably a lot of mint. I may love complex dishes at fancy restaurants - but in my opinion, nothing will beat some home-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Let's be polite. Let's welcome differences. Let's look for the positive side. Let's show support.