Button Etiquette and a Bit of Nonsense

Dear Mags, sorry you felt the need to remove my button and link from your blog circle. I understand is just fair because yours is not on my blog. I love Pagan Culture, but I don’t like having too many buttons on my sidebar because it makes my blog look sort of trashy. I know I don’t comment anymore, but I still read your blog. I even read the old posts. One of them made me wonder about why you’ve changed so much.

You used to say that your entire house was magical. Now you say you can’t do magic for Samhain because you don’t have the proper tools. How can a woman that calls herself a real Witch not do magic because she doesn’t have the right cauldron? I hope you don’t get mad at me for asking. I’m not trying to be a pain in the ass, but I couldn’t stay true to myself if I didn’t tell you how I feel. I’m many things, but fake ain’t one of them =) 

Un-Dear Pain in the Ass,

You are faker than a pimped out broomstick that goes from dirt to airborne in less than 0.13 seconds. I don’t plan to reply to your latest bit of spite spew via email. I will, however, share a quote from one of the greatest Witches I’ve ever met. She used to say to me, Bola ‘e Fuego, (fireball) stupid can never teach you anything, but you can sure learn a lot from watching stupid as it drowns in its own nonsense.”  

I wasn’t going to say this, but I might as well. I hope you realize our ginormous blogging community is formed by pretty tight groups. If I were you—and I thank the gods I’m not—I would pay more attention to my words. People might not say anything, but trust me; they are on to you. The ones you’ve hurt remember… the ones you’ve insulted remember… and the ones you’ve belittled remember too.

Sit in front of a mirror and look at yourself, Un-Dear Pain in the Ass. Pay close attention to the good, the bad and the straight up wrong. For everyone else is reading and talking and watching you drown in your own stupidity. It’s ugly.  

Truly Not Yours,
The Wickedest Witchy Writer of Them All

P.S. Don’t call me “Mags,” only friends get to do that.


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60 comments:

  1. Ew!  That email gave me an icky feeling.  I'd say you're better off without that par-tic-ular follower!

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  2. Georginamorley11/02/2011

    Wow! I'm guessing this is the person that sent you that distressing email earlier this year? Talk about uppity!! I can't believe(but am glad)that I am still suprised when people feel the need to shove their opinion of you in your face. Doesn't this person know how fake they sound....if this is being true to herself (am assuming it's from a woman) then she really does need to re-assess her life. all I can read from her words is how sad and lacking in confidence she must be, that she feels the need to belittle others to gain power.
    and just for the record....your button doesn't make my blog look trashy!!! Smile, you've got friends :D XXX

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  3. Just look at it this way, your blog is popular enough to get crazy people to send you hate mail. lol.

    As far as the buttons, that's why I have the scrolling marquee. Everyone can have their button there (Yours is btw) and it takes up limited space. Its easy to do and if you put your cursor over it the marquee stops so you can see and/or read the button and click on it.

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  4. jonquil11/02/2011

    people who stick who insist on sticking their noses where it doesn't belong shouldn't be surprised when it gets bent out of shape.  foolish creature, (s)he seems to be emotionally stuck in junior high school.

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  5. Oh my! Well, you sure do attract a lot of strange nonsense my friend. I couldn't help but chuckle as I read the email, yet, at the same time I felt a bit sorry for the soul who was driven to write it in the first place. BTW, not sure if I mentioned this before but I LOVE the banner update and button as well! These are the work of Sunshineshelle, correct? She is SO talented!

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  6. Greenwitchwithsprinkles11/02/2011

    OMG! I am speechless and my mouth is hanging open like an idiot. What kind of person sends this email??? Thank the gods you are rid of her/him. This is the type of attitude I expect to see on a playground or a super bad reality show. Kudos on your response. Yes, this is a tight knit community and people do KNOW. Ugly has no use in our lives. Oh yeah, and I love that quote you shared from the very wise witch...truer words could not be said. Sending super big hugs from one REAL WITCH to ANOTHER.

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  7. Danielle Suplicki11/02/2011

    Every time I read this craziness on your blog, I thank the sun, moon and stars that no one cares SO MUCH about my life that they feel the need to send me bits of crazy via email. You're totally right though, even when we fall away for a bit, this is one tight knit family of witches and friends we've made for ourselves here and we DO pay attention and know when someone is false or troublesome. There's no room for nastiness in my life and I know there's none in yours - we're too busy being awesome for that shit! Now go on with your bad self, Mags. :-P <3

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  8. SunshineShelle11/02/2011

    Mags baby... LOL... you spreading your trashy buttons through hyperspace like Tinkerbell on speed... well, I support the spreading of these little trashy treasures, as a matter of fact I'm queen of button trash and now thanks to SalemWitchChild I have to seek out a 'scrolling' button bar because I LOVE so many bloggers refreshing takes on life, love & stupidity I want a crafty little do-dad to remind me how many dudettes I want to embrace in my blogsphere :)
    Oh, I LOVE that quote “Bola ‘e Fuego,(fireball) stupid can never teach you anything, but you can sure learn a lot from watching stupid as it drowns in its own nonsense.”  Fireball she called you, never a name more apt, you are wicked ;)

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  9. riceballmommy11/02/2011

    Wow that was rather insulting all around.  The "real witch" comment reminds me of a blogger I had a bit of an issue with.  I can't help but wonder if it's the same person.

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  10. lady_rose11/02/2011

    I agree with other comments above - better off with out that particlar follower.   As far as buttons - I add buttons I want to because I like and respect the blog, if they add back great if now that's ok too.   (btw yours is on my button page) - why would any one get that upset about a button being removed  *shurgs* 

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  11. Sheesh! Some people! I like your reply to that person.
     
    Can I call you Mags? And, while we're discussing your name, how do you pronounce it? I'm thinking it's probably not how Jaws does; especially not if people call you "Mags" for short. (Jaws says "Mog-a-lee" in case you were wondering).
     
    P.S. You have an award waiting for you on my blog.

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  12. I guess it just fails to amaze me that people believe that others don't evolve and change over time. I'm kind of speechless at that email. 

    Bola 'e Fuego.....that's a good nickname, right there.:) <3!

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  13. OUCH - how did she think that comment about "I think too many buttons make my blog look trashy"???  Yeah, def better off without.  I'm surprised she didn't start that with "no offense but..." or end it with "I'm just saying" our society's code for "I'm about to be a big tool!"

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  14. Diandra Linnemann11/03/2011

    This kind of stuff sucks. "I know it will hurt you, but if I kept all that stupid nasty inside my mind it might explode." Really? Too bad.

    Never mind, don't let this kind of people drag you down. They'll have it coming their way eventually.

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  15. Slommler11/03/2011

    That is so sad!  Sorry you have lost a friend.  They can make us mad but worse still..,.,.can hurt us!
    So sorry Hun!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. Amanda Brueckner-Acevedo11/03/2011

    Why would she make a blog button if she thinks they are "trashy"?

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  17. zombiegoddess11/03/2011

    That kind of "friend" really stinks :(!  I just realized: I've been calling you "Mags" and never asked if it was appropriate!  I'm still trying to figure out how to get buttons to work on my blog and have yet to be able to create my own lol.   You are so loved my witchy friend.  Very much so.

    \IiiI

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  18. Dark Mother11/03/2011

    I'm dying DYING MOTHERFUCKERS to know who wrote this crap.

    Assholes, everyone's got one and she sure is one.

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  19. Robin Larkspur11/03/2011

    Geez, maybe we should all meet on the playground after nap time and play Red Rover. Childish behavior (and I don't mean to insult children, many of whom are more mature than this particular email writer) in the blog world is a waste of everyone's time. Will the real Witches please stand up and give this  person the ole heave-ho? My broom is ready to cleanse the space!

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  20. MagicLoveCrow11/03/2011

    Hello my friend ;o) And, I truly mean that! Keep kicking ass! I am sorry you have to deal with these stupid people!  I love the quote  and wrote it down, just incase I need to use it one day ;o) 

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  21. LMAO!!
    I was thinking the exact same thing!

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  22. I didn't know you needed anything in particular to be a "real" witch.
    I make up almost 100% of the "magic" I do with whatever I've got around the house or when it's time for a little spring/summer/fall/winter cleaning and I find odds and ends I didn't know I still had.
    I don't know how to make a button but if I did I'd make a "I don't want to be an Asshole but . . . " button for people who say that before they act like assholes.

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  23. Should I be glad that my blog isn't popular enough to have attracted too many trolls?

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  24. Some people are better when they are gone.

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  25. I'm smiling. You are too sweet ;-)

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  26. Also, there way more awesome than ugly, so yay! 

    And you made me bring my scroll box back ;-)

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  27. Ha! My thoughts exactly. 

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  28. salemwitchchild11/04/2011

    awesome :)

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  29. I'm telling you, some people need more therapy than any sane provider can actually offer. This is one of them.

    Thanks for saying something about the banner. Shelle does excellent work, doesn't she? I'm in lust with her stuff.

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  30. I hope this person's ugliness finds some peace... really far away from me.

    Hugging your right back ;-)

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  31. salemwitchchild11/04/2011

    You should go grab  my button.

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  32. I've come to the conclusion that I attract interesting people to my life... and weird, damaged ones too lol. I know it's not funny, but I need to laugh or I might jump in my car and beat this person senseless. 

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  33. I like to pretend that I got the name because of my *cough, cough* brains, but the fact that I got in trouble 25 hours a day, might be more of a reason. But hey, we take what we can get, right?

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  34. It might be. This person doesn't realize that everybody knows. 

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  35. People are strange. And sometimes dumb. 

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  36. Of course you can call me Mags, Tori luv. And here is a bit about my name:  It is pronounced Mah-gáh-lee. My name comes from Marguerite, a variant of Margaret, which means pearl in French. I like thinking that I was named after my maternal grandmother; her name was Margarita, the Spanish word for daisy. Thanks sooo much for asking, I feel very strongly about my name and how people approach it. Seriously; read “Regret” and you’ll see just how much. 

    I appreciate you asking! 

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  37. Every time I think people can no longer surprise me, my jaw hits the mud lol

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  38. You made me chuckle and then roar lol

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  39. I think I lost this particular person a long time ago, but thanks so much my dear. 

    Hugs right back at you. How is the healing going?

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  40. Because she is an idiot. Not very diplomatic of me to say, but hey, the truth is not always pretty.

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  41. And you are adored right back. By the way, I was talking about you. A friend, and nice friend *grin* is creating a zombie goddess (no joke) for a play. I'll send you picture when he's finished.

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  42. My broom is at the ready too. I even have an extra stick to beat the trash senseless after we are done. 

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  43. You know, friends like you, make the dumb people who cross our paths look as insignificant as they are.

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  44. I do the same. I'll brew anywhere, but the particular potion would have stained anything--I needed a heat resistant glass pot and I didn't have one big enough. Anyhoo, if you get the A-hole button and grabbing it lol

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  45. I get more good than bad, so I'm happy and then some!

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  46. I did, and the HTML didn't work, by the way. So I copied it and have it on my sidebar as a picture linked to your site;-)

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  47. salemwitchchild11/04/2011

    Hmm. I wonder why. :(

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  48. I was wondering too. Have you noticed that it doesn't do anything when you click on it? I copied the code anyway, but only got an error message, so I went ahead and copied the pic ;-)

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  49. Ok, so, after an hour of hair pulling frustration I think I may have made a button you will like. It's up at my blog. let me know if the grab html works cuz it wouldn't let me try it out on my own blog. also i posted your button with the hopes it doesn't make my blog look too trashy jkjkjkjklololol and so on ;p

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  50. And then people ask why I love you. 
    I saw the message about the button that didn't work at your blog and laughed for many seconds ;-) And my trashy button looks kind of hot on your sidebar!

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  51. Oh my! Really? REALLY? Last time I checked, being a total bitch doesn't qualify ANYONE as a "Real Witch". She's obviously getting some of her Alphabet mixed up. ::shakes head::

    I'm sorry you keep attracting the crazy bitches, lovely lady. You're an amazing woman and a Wonderfully Wicked Witch and anyone who actually knows you (even through your blog) loves and respects you. Let them keep believing they are something they aren't because the whole world is audience to their stupidity. Hugs darling...

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  52. Danielle Suplicki11/07/2011

    I'm not even going to pretend like my nosy ass didn't come back over here to see if that cat was let out of the bag. I was dying to know too! Damn us Jersey bitches. 

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  53. Danny, both you and Dark Mother are too hilarious! 

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  54. "getting some of her Alphabet mixed up" that made me laugh! You are awesome, my dear!

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  55. Amanda Jillian11/07/2011

    No it's not but it's honest.

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  56. Thanks; both for letting me call you Mags, and for telling me about your name.
     
    I had a cat called "Megan" which is the Welsh form of Margret and also means "Pearl"... It can also mean "Soft and Gentle" (Megan can anyway).

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  57. "Soft and Gentle" I like that. I bet Megan was a sweetheart ;-)

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