Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Haters gonna hate

"Honestly, I don't have time to hate people who hate me, because I'm too busy loving people who love me."

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First of all, I am proud of my "I heart my body" post. My boyfriend is proud of my post. My best friend is proud of my post. My dad is proud of my post. Of course I don't regret it. The point was to join in with the 'I heart my body 2011' campaign and to proudly declare "This is my body! It may not be perfect but it fits me just right!" (I've included links to some other amazing bloggers who love their bodies at the end of this post!)

I've been told I received some petty bitchiness negative responses that likened my post to porn and declared the sole reason for my post to be seeking attention. I think I was also called a whore, but don't quote me. I didn't actually read it.

Well I'm flattered that a photo of me in comfy boy-shorts and a bra, sans make-up, with a simple plait and bare feet can be misconstrued as porn. I really am. Fellow-'I heart my body 2011'-bloggers, you can now add 'Porn Star' to your resume because we be sexy!

I believe I was called 'attention-seeking'. To that I say, "duh'! It's a blog! If it was a secret journal just for me, it would be my diary and it would be hidden under my pillow with a padlock keeping it safe!" The purpose of my blog is to raise my public profile! I've received 241 views on that post alone (correct at the moment of publishing.) This is from links shared on two Facebook posts and three tweets! Interestingly, less than I normally publicise a blog post.

My other thought is this. I have a BMI of 21.5 and I'm a size 10. I wonder if the comments would have been the same if I had a BMI of 31.5 and was a size 18. Perhaps I would have been applauded for my bravery rather than scorned for 'attention-seeking'?

Perhaps not. Haters gonna hate, right?

And in the immortal words of Mr Gump, "That's all I have to say about that." I only have time (and the desire) for positive things in my life!

Miss SAMawdsley xx

Some bloggers who heart their bodies:


  1. Wait... wait...

    *45 seconds later*

    Sorry, what was that? :P

    Ive only been waiting what... 12 years for photo's like that! IMO, thats all this blog should be! Love your body MOAR!!!

    But yeah, in all seriousness, fuck 'em.

  2. Hey Samantha. Unbelievable that you got those kind of comments. The people who made them obviously completely missed the point of this!

    I thought your post was a great example of someone who loves their body despite and because of the good and the bad. And you should too, you looked great!

    I'd suggest those people have their own issues to deal with and you really have to feel sorry for them.

    Thank you for the mention :)

  3. Exactly what Sarah said. So sad when people can't see past their own petty insecurities and find some admiration for those who are comfortable with themselves.

    I LOL'd at the attention seeking comment. Hilarious!!

  4. I cannot believe you copped crap for that. Good grief. Girl tried to do something awesome and look what she gets. How rude.
    People who look at this sexually...I do believe they are the ones with the problem. It's just body, people, get with it.
    Damn straight... haters gonna hate.

  5. This is the second year I have done "I Heart My Body" and this is the FIRST time I have ever heard of any negative comments.

    To those that feel that it is "porn" obviously have never watched that stuff.

    You should not feel ashamed of what you did, you love your body; honestly what is wrong with that?

    Sorry if I haven't commented on your post yet; I have been very busy will get to it over the coming days; promise xx


    ps. What is the difference between bra + undies to a bikini? Oh yes, I just went there!

  6. Thank you so much for your support, dolls. That means so, so much to me! xx