I write this blog more for myself than anyone else. It is completely my opinions and thoughts and I figure a few people read it, but most of them are relatives or friends so no big deal. I read other blogs and sometimes comment on them, even though I have no idea who the person is. Actually I follow several blogs that I have no idea who the writers are and I never will, I just enjoy their writing. If I leave a comment it is always a positive one, I don't find it necessary to put my opinions on someone else's page when I really don't have any idea who they are or how they feel...other than what the chose to share online. I have often read on these other blogs about people who leave mean or derogatory comments...telling the writers their opinion on what was being discussed and how the writer is wrong and the commenter is right. Never in a million years did I think I would have such comments on blog...but now I do!

I wrote MY opinion of our St. Olaf college visit. MY thoughts, MY feelings, MY opinions. Now I have a comment from someone in Pennsylvania who is considering going there and somehow found my blog through a Google search. This person, whose profile is private (chicken), proceeds to tell me how what I wrote is wrong. Ummmm, excuse me, but who asked? I gave my thoughts and told what Kayla and I felt about the visit...didn't ask for anyone else's thoughts on the college or their visit. With all three kids I have gone on a total of 7 college visits and I have never had the experience like I did at St. Olaf. To me this says a lot...I wasn't impressed with the college or the people...my opinion, my blog. Don't like my opinion? Don't read my blog...simple as that.

date July 28, 2010

4 comments to “Never thought it would happen”

  1. shannon
    July 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Well said.

    I know nothing about St. Olaf but I totally agree that you definitely had the wrong tour guide!

  1. lovebucket
    July 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Definition of a blog: "A blog (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption."

  1. isumom
    July 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    lovebucket - I don't have a problem with the public consuming my blog, just with the public telling me my opinions are wrong.

  1. Dr. Pangloss
    August 2, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Yes, you definitely got off on the wrong foot with St. Olaf.

    What other colleges are you considering? Comparing it to the Ivys, well, then, I can see where St. Olaf might come up short.

    Dr. Pangloss

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