January 17, 2009 by TheDeeZone
A recent visitor to this blog began leaving nasty comments simply because he did not agree with my opinions. I first encountered him on another blog but for some unexplainable reason he came here. He has been banned but keeps attempting to leave comments on my blog. Below is his most recent comment. I am re-posting it because I would like to address some of his remarks.
Learn to spell and aslo learn to properly compose a photograph. Your horizons are in the totally wrong location in the frame. Why don’t you study some Ansel Adams first?
You must really think you are “purdy” special by attaching your name to those shots. Do you really think someone is going to copy them?
You’re a pathetic joke. Even Jesus thinks you’re a jerk.
He does have a valid point about my spelling. I have dyslexia and dysgraphia so I know that spelling is a weakness. That is why I first compose most of my work in Word. In the About Me section and other posts I have been very open about my learning disabilities. This person claims to be a retired teacher. My guess he was very similar to the teachers I had that made me hate writing because they failed to understand my learning disabilities. They focused on what I could not do rather than helping me overcome my challenges. I did find it interesting that this person attacks my spelling skills but ignores his own grammatical errors and often resort to name-calling (See words in red).
My artwork is a hobby. It has always been something I do for fun. Currently, I enjoy digital photography. While the quality of my photography may not equal Ansel Adams that is okay with me. I add my name to my photos just because I want and not because I think anyone will copy them. Oh, one last word about the picture in question. Yes, I know the horizon is in the lower 1/3 of the picture. It was my Sky Watch Friday entry. Hmm … the whole point is the sky. I found several of Adams images on line and noticed that the horizon is in many different locations throughout is work. Adams was an amazing photographer.
Finally, I would like to address the personal attacks from this person. He claims to be over the age of 60, college educated and a retired teacher. However, he continually resorts to the tactics of a playground bully such as name-calling. Rarely is he able to offer legitimate criticism without name calling. He is the one who keeps coming back here and leaving comments. Sort of makes you think which party is the joke or is pathetic. In many ways I feel sorry for someone who is apparently so marginalized in real life that he must resort to attacking strangers just to feel better.
I really doubt Jesus thinks I am a jerk. In fact the scripture is very clear that:
- I am created in God’s image. (See Gen. 1:27)
- He loves me dearly. (See John 3:16)
- That even someone who attacks me should be treated with kindness. (See Matt. 5:44, Rom. 12:14, & I Peter 3:9)
To my “fan” please get some help. You obviously are very lonely and in need of a friend. It is much easier to make friends if you treat others with respect and common courtesy. For some unexplainable reason you have chosen to repeatedly visit my blog, if my work is so bad stopping coming back.