To anybody that cares,
You may or may not have noticed, but I haven’t been on tumblr much lately. I have a couple of messages that I’ll eventually get around to answering, but in case anybody wants to know why I haven’t been on, I’m giving an explanation.
When I first joined tumblr, it was my escape from everything. I could come here and vent about everything that was wrong with my life. I could rant about my anxiety attacks, I could post my poems without fearing judgment, I could cry my heart out over the past/present/future, I could mention my self-harm without worrying about somebody I know finding out. It was the safe zone. People on tumblr understood me. When I had a slight trichotillomania relapse over the summer, some of my lovely followers were there for me and helped me through it.
To those of you that sent me nice messages, that were there to comfort me and give me advice when I didn’t even know I needed it, thank you. You are the reason I stayed here as long a I did.
I know that my blog is, for the most part, fandom/bandom. But I do occasionally post personal stuff. (I mean, half of my ‘text’ tag is personal.) I post my poems and I talk about what’s wrong and whatnot. It’s not too often because even now, I can still be a little uncomfortable sharing details about my life.
I posted a poem about two weeks ago. Here it is, if any of you are curious. It got a few likes, etc. I don’t post my poems for the likes, I post them to put them somewhere.
But shortly after I posted it, I received a long anonymous message. Well, it was three consecutive messages. I read over it so many times, debating whether or not I should post it. I decided not to, and I deleted it.
Then I received another one.
They called me a coward for not posting the first one. That I was scared to let other people know what they thought of me. Told me I’m pathetic, go kill myself, etc. You know, the usual anon hate. I’ve gotten a lot of it, rarely posted any. And apparently that makes me a coward and pathetic.
So here it is. I don’t have the entire thing committed to memory, but the gist of their first message was this: If that poem was about a friend committing suicide, it was my fault. They said that I’m the kind of person that would drive their friends to killing themselves and that I should do the same. Then they proceeded to point out a lot of my biggest insecurities. They accused me of faking anxiety. And I guess they read my “Caitlyn with a C” section, because they went on to tell me that “trichotillomania isn’t a real disease” and that I just want attention. It was a lot of stuff like that.
And I really hate to admit it, but that hurt.
I don’t know what happened to the tumblr I used to love so much. It was an accepting community of people who understand and are there for each other. Home away from home. But that’s not what it is anymore.
I miss that tumblr, I really do.
I don’t know if I’ll come back to this blog. I’m thinking of starting another, just for rants and such. If I do, I may post the link, I may not. I don’t want the anons to follow me there.
I just want you guys to know that, for the most part, my experience on tumblr was wonderful. If I could get back that spark, I would. But that message was the last straw. If you really still want to keep up with me, I have a twitter. I’m karmacaitlyn.
I hope that one day, maybe even someday really soon, I’ll come back. But until then, goodbye. <3