Trolls

Trolls, are trolls, are trolls, are trolls, are trolls, are trolls, and they can’t kill us—or silence our words....more

Midlife Blogging Trolls. Three Ways To Deal With Them

I remember reading somewhere, that you know when you have made it as a blogger when you have at least one troll stalking you on a regular basis. It would seem I am stepping towards that Hall of Fame! You cannot avoid on-line trolls even at midlife, so what can you do?...more

Dealing With Internet Trolls: Why You Just Have to "Shake It Off"

"Why you gotta be so ruuuuuude?" - some Canadian reggae band————————————————————————————What is an “Internet Troll?”  Well, I went on Urban Dictionary — where I find out what all the cool kids are saying these days — and they defined it as: ...more

The Trouble with Trolls

I’ve been thinking about trolls lately.No, sadly, not the fluffy, neon-haired bejewelled belly button type (what a weird fad that was).I’ve been thinking more about the type who prowl the internet looking for unmoderated forums to spew bilious, hateful trash. You know, the ones you encounter when, against your better judgement you think, “I’ll just quickly scroll down to the comment section of this thoughtful piece of writing or this heartfelt video.”...more

New Page

There has been a new page added to Jerri's Empty Nest...the Comments Policy page.Unfortunately, due to a troll, it was necessary to set forth some guidelines for commenting on this blog.  I hate that it became necessary to post actual guidelines but I found myself with no other recourse....more

A Change

A slight change has been made to my blog.Due to some individuals using my blog as a vehicle for disrespect and harassment, anonymous comments will no longer be accepted by this blog.  If you have a legitimate comment to make, there should be no problem signing your name to that comment. ...more

No need to feed Trolls ...

Today, after almost four years of blogging, a "troll" showed up on the blog. If you don't know, a troll is someone who comments in an inflammatory way, is completely off topic, their claims make no sense to the posting and who's purpose is ... well, I don't really know what their purpose is at all. Oh! and they are most always anonymous, as this one was today.Are you kidding me! This is not even a smart troll! ...more

CPS Showed Up at My Door: An On-Going Lesson in Consequences

I received a knock on my door this afternoon, and when I answered it I was met by a small, blonde woman who announced that she was from child protective services and she needed to talk to me. If you've never had that experience (and I hope you never have), let me try to describe how it feels. Your heart starts racing. Your mind starts spinning, frantically trying to recall something -- anything -- that could warrant a visit from CPS. I was in full panic mode, but trying my very best to hold it together. Or to at least not pass out....more
I am so sorry. This happened to me (not b/c of a blog post but a crazy neighbor I will write ...more
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