Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Catholic Snark-Free Zone

I don't know where the word "snark" emanated from, but I hate it AND the lack of charity that goes with it.  If you read anything that even remotely resembles snark, you have my permission to smack me with a metal ruler.  OK?

One more note.  As a rule, I don't have a problem following bloggers that don't follow me. I do have a problem, however, with bloggers who solicit for donations, take my money, and then can't be bothered to lower themselves to visit my blog, even once, let alone click the follower icon out of pity (What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment).  A high-tech blog with lots of pretty pictures and impressionist art is nice, but there are plenty of non-Catholic blogs that offer the same thing, without the pretense of claiming to be Catholic. And, they don't complain about being "bored" by their own blogs. Some bloggers' idea of "playing nice" means tapping their donation button early and often and never, ever disagreeing with them, even though they're wrong.  So, see ya high and mighty fellow bloggers.  Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!

In the meantime, I'm going to continue to try to highlight less traveled blogs that do a good job representing the Catholic faith.


  1. "Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!"

    Ha, Ha ! I'm going to have to remember this one. BTW, Agree with the comments about the big bloggers. Hey, maybe I can get snarky and put up a Paypal button to cover my well expenses! LOL.

  2. Oh, Joyce!! I LOL'd! I know what you mean. Although I was not able to contribute to any blogs, hardly any of the ones I follow, follow mine. I do put a few higher profile ones on my sidebar, and I have had to remove a few, too, when I was unhappy with the snark-level. NOT that they miss me! lol
    One good one I do recommend is Conversion Diary. Well followed, well written, and ever charitable. Sorry I didn't link it, but its on my sidebar.
    I have thought about monetizing mine, to help out our sagging finances, but we are not sure how one works the tax aspect. Plus I don't really have a readership that would warrant it. Yet! haha ever hopeful...

  3. yes... this is a very invigorating post... i would know that you are serious about this because you also follow my blog (a less popular one) and added it to your blog list. Thanks again.

    God Bless

  4. And if you read anything 'snarky' from have my permission to call me in it as well...
    : )

  5. Cor blimey, someone's upset you!!! You tell 'em!!

  6. Kathy, LOL! That's a legitimate cause I would donate to. I'm tired of sending other people on trips around the world and the country on my dime and either getting ignored or insulted by them in return.

    Kelly,I'll have to check that blog out.

    Thanks Issac, glad to have you here.

    Caroline, you don't have a snarky bone in your body, not to worry.

    Ros, I can't tell 'em cos they wouldn't lower themselves to read me.

  7. Joyce: Blogdom is a nearer occasion of sin for me. I really have to work at restraint of tongue. Emotions can ride high. RE donate buttons: you mean people asking for money are less than charitable, lol? I don't go anywhere near people looking for cash. Remember the only one we need to follow is Our Lord. Oh, and he needs more followers, lol. Don't you concern yourself w/ the snark. Keep your eyes on the prize. I read you because you aren't snark bound. I don't always comment, but I do always read you. The little way is the best way. We forget that the hidden life is the best life. St. Margaret Mary wanted nothing more that to be despised and forgotten. For what it is worth, I think you are terrific!


  8. Good reminders, Maria, thank you. I know what you mean about the near occasion of sin, and yes, He is the only one we need follow. For what it is worth, I think you are a gem and if you had a blog, I'd be happy to read it. Better for me to be despised and forgotten than the Lord. I have to keep reminding myself that tomorrow is the feast of the Sacred Heart. I hope I spend it worthily.

    God Bless you!

    ps - I love the name Maria and always have.

  9. I think this is the first time I've ever seen you mad!

    Want a new home?
    Want to go to Rome?

    Make your talents and thoughts proprietary and put a paypal button on your blog, right above a picture of you in your Communion dress with your tongue sticking out.

    Whoops, there I go again. Sorry.

  10. Carol
    Don't be sorry. I started it. You'd be surprised at how mad I can get, but don't be fooled. This isn't me mad, this is me getting over being foolish. Your observations are my observations as well.
    Thanks for commenting

  11. Actually, I think this post is borderline snarky. If you don't want to follow her anymore then don't...

  12. Actually, I don't, on both accounts :)


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