Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good bye Twitter and..........

Due to unprovoked harassment and cyber bullying, We have had legal advice to close down some of our social networking pages, for me that means bubbachenille on Facebook and bubbachenille on Twitter.

I can still keep you up to date on my blog and you can send a friend request to my personal FB page...Miriam Bain.

If you would like to be informed directly regarding the Handmade expo, we'd love for you to email us and we can pop you on our data base to receive updates personally, (just click the email link in my blog profile.)

I recently had a "fan" drive on facebook and was overwhelmed with the response, I thank you all so much and hope you will now join me here, via email and friend on
FB

The Handmade Expo BLOG will still remain and will keep you up to date on The Market. We have other massive ways to keep you informed ! At this stage our advice only relates to Facebook and Twitter.

We have also been advised to stop following blogs publicly and facebook pages that our cyber bully is following, We are still reading all our favourite blogs though (and following privately) and leaving comments to our friends and colleagues.
So if we dissapear off your blog, you'll know why.


We never would have thought this possible in this Handmade world , but there you have it.

Please correspond personally if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer any of your questions!


I will blog on a happier creative topic soon!

Miriam

33 comments:

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

OMG I'm just shocked at this news.. I hope you are all ok. What a sad day for everyone who is doing the right thing :(

CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness - that is terrible news! What is the world coming to?

Selina said...

What the???! How do you get cyber bullied in the craft world?? This seems ridiculous, people just need to get themselves a life don't they?!
Sorry that this has happened to you guys.

Kellie Christie said...

That is terrible for you!! I am totally shocked as well, I can't believe the nerve of some people. It is sad that you have had to take such action and I hope that you are successful in removing yourself from being bullied. Take care :-)

Bianca said...

How does that happen? Really, I actually don't understand the whole cyber-bullying business, do they spam you or send viruses or something? It is sad that it has forced you to close down your networking sites. Sad news - at least you've still got your blog going strong!

bubbachenille said...

Thanks for your comments girls, No Bianca this particular form of harrasment has been just plain nastiness on social networking pages.

Scurrette said...

That is just crazy and so childish. Are we not out of school now? Some people just never grow up. *hugs* put those stupid heads behind you Miriam

littlechrissy said...

Oh I'm so sorry this has happened. Thinking of you xxx

GemmaJoy said...

Do you want me to put on my best teacher voice and give them a good talking to about bullying!!! I'm disgusted in the people who were bullying you... and very interested in what they said

Lisa T said...

Oh Miriam, I am so sorry for you guys that it has come to this. I thought all of that poo (I am being nice!) had settled down and I am sad to hear this latest development. I really think these people need to just worry about themselves and stop trying to interfere in what other people are doing.
Onwards and upwards! You guys are doing great things for the handmade world. :)

Swift Jan said...

This totally sux for you guys! really sorry to hear this ((hugs))

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

hey mum...i am so upset that it has come to this...i wil be even more upset when i go in the office tomorrow and do the same thing...but we cant keep being cyber bullied and harrassed or intimidated anymore...its quite obvious that the bully wont stop which means that we have to take the higher road...it is nice to also see these comments and to see that people care...kisses

Jodie said...

Miriam I am sorry this is happening to you. I understand the stress when this happens. Hopefully this cyber bully will give up soon.

wimcee said...

Really disturbing girls - maybe we all need to have a think about how public we need to be. Anyway, i enjoy blogging so much more...much more comfortable format and forum. Hmmm...and how horrible for you.

Little Eve said...

Sorry you've had to put up with such harrasment. That's awful. Happy days ahead i hope.

Tanya said...

OMG Sweeties...I'm not sure why anyone would bully you delightful girls..People need to get lives and grow up...I hope it all works out for you..The craft world can be a crazy place at times. I have found that out in the past..Some people are just plain nasty. Not sure how they get on in the real world..Just remember what goes around comes around...And when your nasty to some one it comes back to bite you on the butt in the end....So smile girls....
Big Hugs Tanxxoo

Shazz said...

YOU ARE JOKING !!!!!!!
please....tell me you are joking...???
i thought cyber bullying only happened between children.
sounds like someone needs to get a life and stop causing others grief.
i hope it stops soon and I for one am P*SSED off that you have disappeared from FB - i loved the updates.
boo to you cyber bully and may karma weave her magic on you sooner rather than later - GRRRRR

popple said...

Oh my!!! That's terrible who would have thought it could happen. I am shocked and feel sorry that it had to happen to you. You are great keep up the good work and I hope they go away the bullies :) :)

paperpocket said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you, particularly within the online craft community. I am so shocked. I'll still be looking out for your updates on your blog. Keep your chin up :)

xoxo

Linda Lilly C said...

Oh you have got to be joking!! How utterly revolting! I hadn't heard of any cyberbullying before, now I am a little scared. I haven't got facebook as I worry about people being mean on that but I can't belive Twitter as well!
Why can't everyone just play nice?
Youu really have to feel sorry for those sick people who have nothing better to do with their time...they must be lonely angry people.

Will look forward to your blog posts then,
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly C

Donna Thomson said...

Sorry to hear you've been harrassed. Hey, I would have thought it would be possible to have that person reported on both Twitter and Facebook? I guess if they are aggressive they'll create new accounts though. Sad. My 12 year old daughter went through a bit of a rough time with social media recently.
Hope it all settles for you soon. There must be a silver lining in this for you.

Warm regards,
Donna

sybella said...

Hey guys - I soo very sorry that this has happened to you. I am thinking of you all and I am sure that your new path will be filled with much happiness and sunshine xxx

Stick 'n' Giggle said...

sending love and hugs to you all. this has got to end...it is getting ridiculous now!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

If only everyone remembered that wise advice if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all.

Hope the nastiness stops for you. It sounds horrible.

Susan said...

I'm a recent follower of yours and am all choked up reading this. I'm so sorry someone is putting you through this. It makes me sad for you but especially for all our children. What will they deal with in 10-20 years? Is it just me or are there more and more people who are mean and nasty just because they can be? Gosh....this stinks. I'm so, so sorry you're having to deal with such nonsense.

Buy Design said...

Sorry to hear that. There are some really strange people out there. I had a dodgy comment left on my blog once by someone who appears to go around leaving offensive comments on blogs so that you will look at his blog. Thank goodness for comment moderation, he was quickly deleted but a lot of people seemed to be responding and getting quite heated about the comments. All the best to you and your family.

Fiona x

Chrisy said...

oh dear how awful for you! i hope everything settles down and you can relax and enjoy. love to you.

Selina said...

wow thats really poor! Some people are just too wierd.
I've had to moderate my comments page just recently because someone likes to send strange comments regarding sex! Sex and my blog dont really go together, not quite the image I am trying to portray! Sorry it happened to you guys.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I am so sorry to hear this is still going on. Chin up girls, you know in your hearts you have done nothing but good for this community and Handmadies across that land. Thank you for all the good you do, I know you put a lot of hard work and your heart and soul into helping creative folk get their wares out into the public.

clare's craftroom said...

How dissapointing for you , that really sucks ! Don't let them get you down .

Anna Bartlett said...

That's awful. Glad you've been able to take action and make a plan to move ahead. Keep your chin up and every best wish to you!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I'm late to catch this news but shocked to read it. It astounds me that these things happen to people in cyber-space, but they seem to be quite frequent. Goodness me.

Glad you're still going to be hanging around the blogworld.

Love Bytes said...

Miriam, I only just read about this now, but what the heck is it about? Who could be so nasty?!
tan.x