It's true. I've been declared a hater by a member of the BlogExplosion Team. Here is the follow-up email I received after attempting to submit my blog to their site. I giggled when I read it. Feel free to do the same.
Your blog was declined for the following reason:
We DO NOT allow hate blogs.
Site reviewed:Flumadiddle http://www.rachelmurie.blogspot.com/
Here is the email I sent back to the BlogExplosion Team:
Dear BlogExplosion Team,
I recently submitted my blog to BlogExplosion. I received an email stating that my blog was denied because you DO NOT allow hate blogs. (I'm not screaming at you, that's just how the email I received was written.)
I find it hard to believe that someone would consider my blog to be a hate blog. Sure, I point out the absurdities of fundamentalist Christians, but I never once have stated that I hate them. Nor have I projected any kind of malice towards them. In fact, I would love to sit down and share a nice cup of tea with them. As long as there was an interpreter, because half the time I really don't know what they're saying.
I think perhaps your BlogExplosion Team Member who reviewed my blog didn't fully delve into the realms of all that is Flumadiddle. Or possibly, due to their faith, they were offended by my blog. But that doesn't make me a hater. It just makes me an irritant. Rather like a gnat that keeps threatening to fly up your nose, and every time it gets close it tickles, so you want to sneeze. But you're scared to sneeze because you don't want to inhale a gnat.
Yeah. I'm kinda like that.
One more thing. The BlogExplosion Team Member who sent me the email misspelled "sincerely". But it's okay, because after yelling "DO NOT" at me, the "sincerely" part seemed a little fake anyway.
Well, I guess that's all I wanted to say.
Oh wait. No it's not. I think you should really consider placing an exclamation point after BlogExplosion! See? See how much better that is? BlogExplosion = big ol' yawn. BlogExplosion! = well, pretty darn explosive.
Now I've said everything I wanted.
Take Care BlogExplosion! People!
Hugs and Kisses,
The Lover Me
Before I show you this video, here is the dialogue that occurred when Thomas watched it.
Thomas: Why do you sound like the sloth from Ice Age
Me: I don't know. My camera just makes my esses sound funny. I'm going to try and edit it out.
Thomas: No. You should leave it in. People will find it endearing. It's attractive and intriguing.
Me: Sounding like Sid the Sloth is intriguing? Besides, I'm not trying to be attractive or intriguing.
Thomas: Obviously. Look what you're wearing in the video. And you don't have on any makeup.
Me: Very funny, smartass. (I'm not sure if I really said this out loud, or if I was just thinking it.)
Anyway, I really don't normally sound like Sid, and I've realized that Thomas must have a thing for animated sloths.
Here is my Valentine's Day video for you.