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Fruity White Sangria Pops

You know that old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…”? Well I guess that doesn’t apply to the internet. Something about the perceived anonymity gives peoples brass enhancements and lures them into saying things they would never say in person. Something about the web makes people brazen and a wee bit ridiculous. I see a lot of my fellow blogging friends brought down by rude comments and either I just don’t write in a way that makes people want to comment or my spam filters are excellent at picking up on BS, but I don’t get that many nasty comments. I think I have had 5 comments in the few years I have been doing this that left me perplexed or laughing.

I recently saw one of my recipes and images features on another web site, where in the comment section a reader accused me of stealing the recipe. Cool. If they had read my post, on my web site, where they never had the stones to come comment about a recipes authenticity, they would have seen that I did not claim the recipe as my own at all. That in the post I said it was a recipe that my step mother had shown me years before and that a quick google search listen thousands of origins for, but since she was the one who taught me the recipe, like someone had taught her, that’s where that debate ended. It’s cool that that other sites that’s getting thousands of hits from pinterest by using my pictures is letting people question recipe authenticity though. Clearly the concerned reader, or editors of that other site were so bothered about copyrights they were willing to come back here and contact me directly.

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I see where hurtful or negative comments can really upset someone, I am not impervious to that. However, I have always had the attitude (at least on the internet) that if someone is willing to leave a hurtful comment, you probably annoyed them far more than there comment can you. After all, we bloggers have the mighty power to delete said comment if it really gets under our skin.

So with that in mind, and because I had some moments of font loving the other day, (and because I am doing a minor experiment) here are some graphics for ya. Feel free to use them if you like.

Oh, and some wine in case that rant didn’t help.

 

Russell from Chasing Delicious

Wednesday 20th of August 2014

I love this recipe! Mostly because I can get drunk off of it ; ) P.S. I totally understand what you mean about the internet and people forgetting they're talking to people.

LP @dishclips

Saturday 12th of May 2012

A grown up twist on a kid's treat. Very nice!

Lora @cakeduchess

Tuesday 8th of May 2012

I feel empowered when I click delete. I love the graphics you made and really love the wine pops. I could use a couple this week every night;)

SharleneT

Sunday 6th of May 2012

Whenever you see a negative comment, realize it's because the writer feels inadequate and can only make themselves feel better by attacking you. There are very few 'original' recipes in the world, because everyone tweaks and makes it their own. In the old days, we passed on recipes by word of mouth from people passing through who may or may not have been the originator (who may well have not been the creator!). This is one of the most vicious generations I've had the experience of watching and I only pray something changes. The Internet is helping to create a very cruel and brutal side of mankind to take precedence. I can only imagine what final catastrophe will occur before these mean-spirited people finially wake up. Love that delete button.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Thursday 3rd of May 2012

these will be amaking an appearance on our patio this year!