We have just read a blog which mocks our own and while we initially took it in good humour (we even liked it!) the author has since failed to moderate our comments which light heartedly challenge his assertions about our blog.
Firstly we must address his main point, that we follow blogs for the sake of it. We are a ‘team’ of writers, a blogging collective’ if you will, and each of us follows blogs we like under this name. We follow the blogs which we enjoy, not for any potential gain. We are a blog for IBS sufferers, we are not selling anything, nor do we aim to make money. Our website has ads to cover the cost of the site, nothing else.
This particular blogger took great pleasure in attacking our following bloggers whom we enjoy. We repeat we are not a company. We respect the bloggers that take the time and effort to produce great work, so to any of you that we have followed, please know that is the reason for our follow.
Secondly – the author demeaned the IBS condition in a crude and ignorant manner. We have a sense of humour, we understand that not everyone understands the condition, but as we repeatedly state IBS covers far too many symptoms, from mild bloating through to debilitating pain, and anxiety. We took it in good humour originally, however the authors inability to allow our perfectly reasonable comments to be published has angered us deeply.
Finally, we respect everyone’s opinion and right to express it. However we feel that it is imperative to allow a fair response. To write a blog, with no intent other than to mock others is not in our opinion right or proper. We have been taken back by the warmth and kindness of the majority of other bloggers, it is such a shame that this one individual chooses to mock those who simply wish to help others.
IBS Health Team