prairie daze

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fencing in…

i got two spam comments tonight.

i followed one to his website and wish i didn’t.

this seems timely after my last post about wanting to put a bubble around my kids.

and i will remain in prayer for the lives i witnessed on his blog. dear god.

even if those comments were random, it is no longer worth it to me to be out in the open.

so, i am in the process of making my blog password protected.

stick sculpture

part of what i love about this blogland is connecting with people i wouldn’t otherwise, finding kindred spirits, feeling surrounded by others who i have never met, nurturing relationships with those i know, satisfying a creative hunt, finding hope in what others offer. i am not ready to lose that, but i am ready to bring the fence a little closer in.

stick sculpture

what this means is that i have a username/password for anyone who wants to access this blog (well, unless you make my stomach hurt).

just leave me a comment and i will pass that info back to you.

if i understand wordpress procedure correctly, you will (eventually) use that to log in and we continue on in a blissful blog bubble.
stick sculpture

oh, yuck.

EDITED: let me clarify that there was no mean comment left…it was a fairly vague comment about “cute babies.” i think i would have let it go except that i followed one comment to his blog.

so i don’t feel scared. i don’t think we are being targeted, i simply don’t want to be a prop.

plus, in case i wanted a little more nudging, this morning i found three comments on my last post with some guy leaving me his phone numbers. i’m not going to call.


26 comments on “fencing in…

  1. Sarah Jackson
    August 13, 2008

    me. I don;t want to miss what you have to say. I missed it for too long.

  2. megan duerksen
    August 13, 2008

    it is so uncool for you to have to do this.
    but it is life in this world.
    there so much bad out there, we cannot be surprised by it.
    but i almost always am…

    of course i want the password.
    i love reading about your family.
    you are a lovely inspiration to me and i couldn’t stand to miss that.

  3. allgirlschool
    August 13, 2008

    Awww. Yes, there is a lot of terrible stuff out there.

  4. Beth H
    August 13, 2008

    oh my that is awful! I guess we all have to become a little extra protective of our wee ones there is a crazy crazy world out there!!

  5. Neurotic Chic
    August 13, 2008

    Well, I’ve been reading along for a few months, maybe? Loved the preschool blog as well. My blog is private, but if you want to take a peek before allowing me access to your blog once it’s password protected I’d be happy to provide you a way to view it.

    So sorry some whacko commented on yours. That is icky. :(

  6. Peggy Rice
    August 14, 2008

    That is so sad! How could anyone find anything horrible or even odd to say about your blog? You bring happiness into the blog world…they don’t know what they will be missing.

  7. ang
    August 14, 2008

    please please you know i will be needing that password…i miss you all too much already!

  8. Erin Wilkey
    August 14, 2008

    I would love the password to your blog. I am continually inspired by your photos and appreciative perspective.

  9. Jen CD
    August 14, 2008

    me too

  10. AnnaMarie
    August 14, 2008

    and I.

  11. katiecl
    August 14, 2008

    yep, me too.

  12. Friends
    August 14, 2008

    Way to implement those boundaries…well done. You rock!

    Password please.

  13. Dad/Opa
    August 14, 2008

    Hey there my dear, dear daughter,

    Yes, yes, yes — we need your password.

    The Psalmist wrote some words that strike me as most fitting for you on this day:

    The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage. Psalm 16:6

    He was “celebrating” his boundaries! Be assured that the “boundary lines” you are drawing are indeed falling in pleasant places. Know that you are insuring your children’s “goodly heritage.” I cheer you on.

    Much love,

  14. Renee of Austin
    August 14, 2008

    Hi there! I love reading your blog! Don’t feel bad about fencing in. Family first!!

  15. Carrie
    August 14, 2008


  16. Claire Heiks Siegrist
    August 14, 2008

    me, me, me!

  17. Libby Baumgartner
    August 14, 2008

    yep. me too. i love, love, love your blog and don’t want to miss out on it!

    oh, i’m wishing you lots of peace, and safety, and confidence in your fencing in!

  18. nonlineargirl
    August 14, 2008

    Yuck. Sorry to hear about the squick.

    You know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I would love to continue.

  19. Visty
    August 14, 2008

    I can understand your feelings. I am almost ready to do the same thing.

  20. mountainannie
    August 14, 2008

    I enjoy your blog! Please add me to the list that would like to keep reading. I get those spam comments too but thanks to akismet I don’t have to look at them.

  21. Annie
    August 14, 2008

    I enjoy your blog! Please add me to the list that would like to keep reading. I get those spam comments too but thanks to akismet I don’t have to look at them.

  22. Karly
    August 14, 2008

    me too please!

  23. outsidetheblue
    August 14, 2008

    I’d like the password please.

  24. danelle
    August 14, 2008

    Of course you know I want the password.

  25. Alicia
    August 14, 2008

    love to see your photos, password please :)

  26. Jamie
    August 14, 2008

    poop. . .that sucks. We had a similar problem with Flickr and had to go friends and family with photos of Owen because people pull the photos and post them. When you follow the links it is truly disturbing what else is on the sites.

    I love both your blogs and was glad to find you and reconnect. I especially love your preschool blog because it is so full of beautiful, wonderful, and creative activities. I shared the link with a few stay at home mom friends because I knew they were like minded and would appreciate your creativity.

    If you do decide to password protect I would love to be included if you didn’t mind. And by the way we do a tie dye event yearly too. I actually introduced it to my mom’s club and it is now a tradition for one of our craft days in October.

    Good luck and make the decision that is best for your family.

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