I started this Blog for the sole purpose of my friends and family. I wanted to keep in touch with them and let them know of my experiences, thoughts and daily life during my year abroad-the good, the bad and the ugly, so to speak. What has surprised me is how many people I dont know are reading the blog. Not a week goes by when I dont get an email from someone in this small world of ours who stumbled across my prose and just wanted to say 'hi'. I find this phenomenon fascinating and comforting in a strange way.
However, there is always a downside. And it seems that I have acquired an antagonistic reader. I cant be sure if it is just one person or more because they seem to be reluctant (i.e. cowardly) to leave a name/email/blog address of their own when they make comments on mine. Each is allowed their own opinion and I respect what they have to say as that is their opinion. However, I dont appreciate the negativity toward my experiences and impressions. Whoever you are, you are not living in my shoes and therefore cannot tell me what I do and do not know or feel or think or experience.
It seems that my blog causes you much angst, so I wonder why you continue to read??? For my part, I will continue to delete your comments as I do find them offensive and I have not written this blog for you. Your life in Venice now or whenever you were here was an experience unique to yourself. Please dont try to impress your life onto others. Find another blog to read, or better yet, create your own and say whatever you want.
For the record, however, let me clarify one thing. My friends and family know that my humor is dryer than the Arizona summer and that my tone is more often than not sarcastic. This in no way shape or form signifies that I am not having the time of my life in Italy in thought, experience and feelings. For my family and friends, you know that I am having the time of my life in Italy (and that encompasses the good, the bad and the ugly). For those of you who read this and aren't family or friends, I would just like to say that I am having the time of my life in Italy!