There's a very prominent blog I love; I've loved it since the first day I stumbled onto it.
As the lady who owns the blog became more popular, she drew a few people who didn't like her.
She was too rich.
She made herself a "product".
She wasn't really "keeping it real".
(Can you say "jealous"?)
She didn't give you enough personal attention when you thought you were her "BFF".
Some people really hit below the belt, making up stories they thought were funny. Like the woman with that blog called "Poop on Peeps". Don't bother looking it up; it's gone now.
There are others. It seems they go on for awhile; then they cross a certain line, and they either stop blogging entirely, delete their blog, whatever.
Let me give you a tip, folks. If you are going to smear somebody's name and reputation, make sure they are too poor to hire a good lawyer. Because if I were in their shoes, I'd be calling my lawyer.
Now, if you want to smear me... have at it. I barely have two dimes to rub together. And I could use the publicity. Just don't badmouth my husband, my grandchildren, my dog, or my cow.
My kids can take care of themselves just fine, so go ahead and take them on if you're brave enough. Now that I think about it, they'll take care of my grandchildren too.
But you WILL be sorry if you mess with them.