It’s been a while since I’ve been able to pen a proper post on this blog and I am sorry for that. In all of my years of blogging, I’ve rarely been this off schedule. There are a few reasons behind my inability to write nd mostly, the resurgence of some people with too strong opinions on guinea pigs and some not so nice comments on how I should moderate my own blog. It spiraled me deeper into a depression than I expected and made it really hard to trust my own skills and my own abilities.
I’m feeling better, slowly gaining the strength to write more and hopefully I’ll be back on schedule soon. Thank you all for your patience with me during this time.
14 thoughts on “An Update and an Apology”
I think whether you like it or not, your best approach would be to remove the posts concerned. Whilst I don’t think your opinions should be silenced, you have very little knowledge of why your posts keep getting used by others, and for which you inevitably get backlash. Unfortunately when we exercise freedom of speech, that doesn’t come without an unwritten invitation for criticism, particularly online, where people don’t think twice about saying things they just wouldn’t have the guts to say to somebody’s face.
My personal opinion is that you have to put your own mental health first, and sometimes that means putting your own interests above what you think is morally or ethnically right.
The conflict isn’t about Guinea Pigs, it’s deeply personal between a small group of people who have followers that enjoy causing trouble. Despite repeated requests on both sides for that to stop, I think it’s not going to until the law steps in.
Obviously it’s entirely your decision, but if it were me, and it was affecting my mental health negatively, I’d simply cut the drama out of my life.
I hope you continue to improve quickly.
Also, just a small addendum to the above – I fully expect there will be criticism of what I’ve said, of me personally, and accusations. You’ve obviously got my email address from the comment, so you’re welcome to contact me direct.
Hi there. So I wanted to take the time to write you a reply myself. I sat and thought about these comments for a while and no, I don’t have any criticisms for you. Thank you for genuinely caring and worrying about me. I do, from the bottom of my heart, appreciate it. I’ve known for a while this is about much more than guinea pigs and honestly, I’m keeping the post up and letting the comments sort of run wild (now that I’m in a better place mentally) because it does help illustrate my point: there is a lot of drama for someone who says there isn’t and that this drama clearly goes both ways. While I won’t delete the post, I have had an easier time mentally and emotionally distancing myself from it and that has been tremendously helpful to my mental health. Again, thank you for taking out the time to comment and to wish me well. I am feeling much better now and happy to be more on schedule.
Hi Amanda, thank you for reading my comment and taking the time to reply! I’m really glad you’re improving.
I just wanted to clarify – I didn’t mean you might have criticisms or accusations, I was more expecting them from the people I know will be reading this who seem to struggle to resist the urge to.
I think we both understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health. I have for many years with depression, and although it was quite a few years ago by, watching my father gradually lose his abilities to Motor Neurone Disease before eventually passing away in front of me at home, was extremely difficult. I try to focus on the great memories we made together, like playing in a Blues band together. It doesn’t stop the pain, but it does help balance it, if that makes sense.
Maybe that’s why watching the drama – and I don’t think anyone denies it’s there – is so difficult. There’s a clear campaign to try and drive somebody insane publicly. It’s convoluted and complex, and I see Sophie has reached out to you, so if you want to resolve or draw a line under things, maybe it wouldn’t be a bad thing?
Either way, I hope you keep improving, and keep writing. I’ve been reading a lot of your other content and really enjoying it!
Thank you for continuing to read my content! Yes, Sophie did reach out and I am glad for her apology. This whole thing is absolutely nuts and if I had any idea a year ago that this is what it would be; I’m not sure I would have posted it. But this is where we are and I’m here to deal with the bed I made.
Leave Amanda alone! Stop patronising her with your jumped up crap 💩
She’s well aware of who you are & Amanda will now see Sophies latest public stunt to bully others for their opinions
Hope you see it Amanda she’s not only done it on Facebook but all over Facebook
The people are getting violent threats included death threats all due to Sophie or probably Sophie’s fake profiles
One I saw said they were going to ensure the person would never open their mouth again!!
Mmm 🤔 she’s so innocent she’s a nasty piece of work & Karma will hit her so hard!
Your beloved Mrs mason is in Big trouble now.
Raising funds to he a rescue, got her money now no longer wants to be a real rescue.
One post of many across social media groups maybe you should get legal help being her henchman
Have you seen her Tik Tok video this evening the people are getting death threats because of Sophie sharing their private profiles
Bang goes her online bullying petition 😂 it’s all falling Sophie 😄
Well well the truth has finally became public knowledge 👏
From a bully and troll there’s no truth in it Xxx
Hey apparently my profile is fake because I dared to take on a pathetic blogger called Masons Cavies!!
A big fraud who hoards guinea pigs! And can’t afford them so asks for followers to pay for them, her teabags, washing machine, sheds, Lego, turf & more!!
Karmas coming Sophie so stop spreading slanderous info about myself I’m very real & so are PayPal!! 😉
Keep bullying the admin on Guinea Pig Owners & Friends another group we can add to the list you have threatened 👍😉
Well we all knew it we was just waiting for that dirty cheat to come clean.
Wouldn’t want to be in her shoes right now.
Mob and pitchforks comes to mind
I see my group has been shared 🙄
Anyway since the big news on her live have you noticed the sudden decline in her supporters !!
She’s trying to make out that it’s Facebook updates, yet there hasn’t been any since her bug news she no longer wishes to be a rescue….
Now Facebook are stopping people from signing back up 😂😂😂
Even her join the supporters program says its for her rescue dream… yet she in her own words on a live said that’s not the plan now and hasn’t been for months !!
Funny how She’s conveniently not edited the video to say that though and now is committing fraud big time. As people signing up are obviously going to think its for a rescue that isn’t going to happen…
Meantime I’ll just sit back and watch things fall apart some more with my popcorn 🍿 😋
Thanks to whoever wrote this ,
1, I currently refuse write anything about MC on social media
2 , time this was written I was driving
3, no wonder I keep getting blamed when some one fakes comments on my behalf
4 , stop doing it .
5 if I want to add to here then I would have in my own time
6 now go away and stop faking names !
She’s really got herself in a hole now!
Proven fraudulent activity, too late to delete the Supporters video now it’s been saved & shared everywhere
And take a look on lad bike Australia
Sophie has launched a hate speech video sharing others profiles & comments
She’s launched it not only on social media to her followers but also on Tik Tok
Love to see what Lincolnshire police think of her bullying petition now??!! 😂😂
Violent threats being sent to these poor people from their followers
Exactly what they did to you Amanda intentional hate