Episode 289: Facebook Friends – or Foes?

Having a baby is such a life-changing experience. You can’t wait to meet your little bundle and as soon as they are born, you oooh and aaaah over every little milestone, especially if they are your first. In this age of social networking, you can record and document everything for the benefit of your family and friends so they don’t miss out either.

How would you feel then if you received an anonymous letter through the post from some of your ‘friends’ slagging you off for your excessive Facebook posting? This is what happened to one poor Australian Mum.

Apparently, a group of her so-called fiends had got together and had written (or should I say typed. this was anonymous after all) to her telling her that they were fed up with her constantly posting pictures of her little girl. The said hurtful things like ‘they didn’t care that she was able to crawl on the carpet.’

They were also sick of the little girl modelling outfits that she had been given as gifts, telling her mother that she should ‘ send the person who sent the gift a private photo of her wearing it, rather than plastering it all over Facebook.

They also told this Aussie mum that they would be glad when she goes back to work so that she won’t have as much time to post as many pictures of her daughter online. These people, don’t forget, were supposed to be her friends! 

However, this mum had a good friend who happened to be a comedienne with a load of Facebook followers. She sent the nasty note to her who posted it on her own page with a little message explaining how this ‘took bitching to a whole new level.’

Who needs friends like these?!

Episode 41: Revelations…..

My younger sister is responsible for me starting this blog! She had heard on the local radio show some funny comment that I had made,that got read out, and encouraged me to start blogging as she thought I had  unique way of telling stories about the absurd, ridiculous, as well as mundane and everyday!

Now that was a challenge! I do love words…. I love stories…making people laugh.  I have been told that I am quite a good raconteur, but  would all  of this be enough to blog about? would anyone read it? and what would I call it? After all, the one thing I had decided was that I could not use my real name. I would be so embarrassed if people who knew me saw it and hated it, or if I unintentionally offended anyone I knew. who I might have mentioned in one of my stories.

Anyway…with anonymity in mind, in order that I would feel less inhibited about what I wrote, Edwinas Episodes was born. The reason I chose Edwina is because it is actually my middle name (after some mad aunty of my Mum’s). I really didn’t know how I  was going to start, but with  the help of a computer literate daughter we suddenly had a website…How exciting my own website!

I knew that Ii was going to blog about the ordinary, random, silly, and often embarrassing things that happen in my life, I had to think of pseudonyms for my husband and daughter, and although they are not the most original, they ARE the most apt! (Mr Grump would much prefer to be known as ‘Mr Still Got It’ ), and Miss Hap as something cool and trendy; so cool and trendy that me as the exact opposite,  could never find the right word to describe it!

In the two months that I have been blogging, I have been completely over-whelmed with the response I have got to it. I have even amassed 70 followers! That is absolutely amazing to me, as I know one of my sisters, plus my sister-in-law read it regularly but neither of them follow it, so that meant that other people actually liked it! Now, I  even get regular comments as well! That is fantastic, and really means a lot. It is so lovely to interact with other people, and share their experiences as well.

There was one thing bothering me though. Someone commented on what a nice name Edwina was, and it is a very pretty name, but it is not my name! My blog is all about humourous stories and events from my life which are all true. I felt a bit fake when I received comments from people who have used their own names, and they have addressed me as Edwina. Particularly as there are some people who regularly comment, and I have built up a really lovely rapport with them. To top it all off, a family friend of 40 years who is like an Uncle to me read my blog  and wrote a lovely comment, but used my real name!

So although I am still too shy to put photos of myself up(don’t want to spoil your image of me as a beautiful, sexy slim, foxy lady) , plus I  want to keep Miss Hap and Mr Grump anonymous to save their embarrassment, I am going to ‘out’ the dog, (her name is Roxy), and myself. I am Judy..and thank you so much for reading my blog.