Monday, March 12, 2012

Is it worth it?

That is the question I ask myself everytime.

I work alone, with no help at all. From start to finish.  I bake, I decorate, I clean up everything all by my lonesome.

I am extremely exhausted.

My back and hands are hurting.

I am terribly sleep-deprived.

It has just been cake, cake, cake, and more cake these past few days.  Cakes, in between taking the kids to school and picking them up, cooking meals, cleaning, washing, ironing and folding clothes, etc.  You get what I mean...

Angry Birds-themed red velvet cake

Batman-themed chocolate cake

Spiderman-themed red velvet cake

Super Mario-themed purple yam cake
Racing car themed purple yam cake

There are actually more.  These are just the ones that took my time and energy the most.  Why were there so many birthday parties at the same time????  And they all wanted LARGE, decorated cakes.

I am passionate about what I'm doing BUT sometimes I just wish it would stop. OR I have to at least learn how to say no.

But then again, how can I, knowing I am somehow making little kids' birthdays more special with these cakes?

I don't know what to do.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Me, spamming??????

Someone left this comment on one of my old posts last night.


I cannot even begin to describe how I felt upon reading this.  Probably much like an innocent man being convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Or being accused without being given the benefit of the doubt.  Seriously, how come some people are so quick to judge?

Me, spamming??????  I don't know if I am to laugh or cry.  This is one of those times when I feel that the internet, amazing and useful as it is, can really be a terrible place.  People think it's ok to badmouth someone else just because they can hide their identities.  (Remember this other time?)  

I chose to publish the comment (even if I could have easily just ignored and deleted it) because if there is one thing I would not want to happen, it is to have a person get upset with me over something I didn't even do.

I DO NOT EVER SEND SPAM EMAIL OR COMMENTS.  I receive them myself  on a daily basis....even from email addresses of my friends and contacts.  But I know better than to accuse without asking first.  It doesn't take a genius to know that spam comes from anywhere and anyone who may have ways to access email addresses and URLs.  

I DO NOT USE ANYONE TO PROMOTE MYSELF OR THIS BLOG.  Most people who come here find me through Google, either when searching for bag tutorials or for cake recipes.  I do not go on other people's sites to advertise myself.  The content of this blog is shared freely and I do not need to do nasty tricks to get people to notice.  My goodness! My heart carries no evil personal intentions!

I HARDLY LEAVE COMMENTS ON OTHER PEOPLE'S BLOGS.  My ten fingers are probably enough to count the number of times I've left comments on another site.  Yes, I go to a lot of sites but I just linger, stay quiet and appreciate what I see and learn.  I DO MIND MY OWN BUSINESS.

When I do leave comments, I never do so anonymously.  Out of courtesy, I always introduce myself and there is always a way for people to get in touch with me.  When I do have a concern with someone, for example, when my cake photos are being used without permission, I make sure I email the person concerned and ask them politely to do whatever has to be done.

Having said all that, here is my message to the person who left the comment (and I hope they are able to read this):

 Leaving an anonymous comment and a bad one at that, is just not right.  I hope you would do the proper thing, that is, to come forward and straighten things out with me like a mature adult would.  I do not expect you to apologize. Nor do I demand it.  I just need you to acknowledge the truth.

You know how to get in touch with me.  I shall wait.  

For all you out there who may have, at any point, thought that I have spammed you, just trust and believe that IT WAS NOT FROM ME.  Mind you, for as long as we all have an internet presence, the spamming will never stop.