Monday, October 18, 2010

Dear friends and supporters of BlogBaby

Dear friends and supporters of BlogBaby,

I'll cut right to the chase.......there are creepy people reading this blog.  Sick people with sick thoughts and, dear Lord Almighty, possibly even sick actions.

You may call me foolish, too trusting or downright stupid and I wouldn't disagree with you.   I suppose I should have seen this coming, been better prepared for it's eventuality even, but somehow I have avoided thinking about who might be reading this blog and in so doing have unintentionally permitted some of these people into our world.

I'm sure many of you have embedded code to allow you to keep track of who reads your blog, how many visits you get and what kinds of key words are driving people your way.  Although I have thought about it many times, I have continuously procrastinated taking these measures on BlogBaby.  As a result it wasn't until today that I discovered some of the people who have been lurking here when I suddenly noticed that little tab up top the Google Dashboard that says "Stats" and opened it to find what I should have been much more fearful of.

Although I have been contemplating the fate of BlogBaby (the Blog not the real life Baby) for quite awhile now, unsure how to mesh what we've created here on BlogBaby with all the other creative projects we have undertaken into one cohesive branding masterpiece, I can assure you this was not the ending I wanted for the BlogBaby blog.  I had big plans for this blog and I truly believed in the blogging experience as a whole, pouring out the writer's thoughts, feelings and goings on in a spectacularly open yet intimate way.  I have loved being part of the blogging community and have met incredible friends as a result of this blog.  It has been a joy being one of you.

But after learning what I have today, I think it's time for me to do what we mommies should do best - protect the ones we love.

I will be deleting all other BlogBaby posts immediately.  This message will remain here to allow readers a chance to see it.

As for BlogBaby, you can be assured that she will continue living a life full of love and happiness.  For those of you on Facebook who would like to keep up with the real life goings on of Eden (a.k.a. BlogBaby), Gracen (a.k.a. BigBoy), Brent (a.k.a. SugarDaddy), and I, shoot me an e-mail at theblogbaby (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll hook up there.  For those of you who would like to follow my photography journey, and hear what I have to say (yes, I am officially stepping out from the shadow of my much cuter and probably more lovable baby) you can follow me HERE and soon, HERE.

I want to say thank you.  Thank you for the support and love you have shown to my family over the past 2 years.  It is largely because of your encouragement that I had the courage to undertake my now wildly successful headband business.  Your prayers and care I held dear as we struggled through our personal and private grief.  Thank you for caring for us.  Thank you for sharing in our world.

With Love,

Lisa (a.k.a. BlogBaby's BabyMama)

20 comments:

  1. oh wow. i'm so sorry to hear that. ummm...i was wondering if you would be willing to share how you knew the creepy people were creepy???
    my email is on my blog...if you don't mind :o)
    this has been a growing fear of mine as my little blog has grown...
    so sorry to hear that the nastiness of the world has touched your family. i really enjoyed blogbaby.

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  2. Good luck and lots of love to you and your family!

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  3. Yuck!! I don't want to think about the creepy people that ruined it for your blog... and now I'm itching to check out that "Stats" page. Or maybe I shouldn't. Maybe I'll be shutting mine down too! Sad, either way. : ( I thought maybe we were friends on facebook already - are we? If not, I'll find you.

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  4. Though I am sad this is the last BlogBaby post, as a mom I totally get it. Wishing you the best of luck on your new endeavors and I will be following your new photography blog as well.

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  5. Oh! I am so sad to see you go BlogBaby! But I will be sure to keep up with BabyMama on her new blog.

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  6. Nooooo! This is horrible horrible news! I know that I'm not a regular commenter, but I am a regular reader. Even as your posts became less frequent, my interest never faded. Totally understanding that you gotta do what you gotta do. I wish you all well and blessings :)

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  7. So sorry you must do this. I have enjoyed your blog and cute baby pictures as well. I don't blame you one little bit for protecting the ones you love the most. It's really sad that things must come to this.

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  8. OH that makes me furious for you and blogbaby.. Hook up with me hun ya know I want to keep up with you... angelshrout@gmail.com

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  9. That is so disturbing! You will be missed, but totally understand-you're doing the right thing!!

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  10. Oh babe...know that I love you. I'm here if you want to chat. How disturbingly disgusting. I can't believe how people can be so evil. You have a beautiful family girl! You better keep posting on F/B! xoxoxo!!

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear that. I love your photography and you have the cutest little girl.

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  12. Sorry to see you go, but I completely understand. You've gotta do what's best for you and your family. I'll bookmark one of those sites.

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  13. I also would love to know how you found out about the creepy people. I am wondering if there is something I should be doing to protect my own blog. I checked the stats page and nothing stood out to me. Would love to hear what you have to say. I will miss BlogBaby but will continue to enjoy our headband.

    Tricia

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  14. How sad to see BlogBaby go. But I can't blame you! I would also like to know how to find out who has been looking at my little girl's blog. I'm sending you an email.
    God Bless :)
    Teena Reyes

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  15. How lame. I have read here on occasion....always thought it was such a neat idea. And LOVED the bows.

    If you dont mind...what exactly did you find out?

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  16. That is sick, and terrible. I will have to find out how to add those little measures for my blog to see who is lurking that just shouldn't be ...

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  17. This is so scary. I don't know who comes to my blog. I don't know how they get there. Only if they leave comments... OH MY!

    I am going to be your facebook friend right now :) If you don't think I am a creepy person!

    Love, Becky

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  18. OK, I'm waaaaaay behind. I was hoping you would tell me how you found and what is was. I've been really worrying about these kinds of things and have been thinking about going private anyway...how do I check my stats?

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  19. So sweet! Your girls look so pretty and that toddler dresses is awesome. :)

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