I hope you enjoy my new blog, with fluffy love and quacks, Mother Duck xxxx

Friday, 3 June 2011

The trolls and the disappearing ducks

It has been a while since Mother Duck has paid any attention to our Blog ~ sorry; life just has a habit of getting in the way of things!
So what news from Dizzy HQ?
Mother Duck had a short but successful stay in hospital; she is relieved to report that all results were negative and that we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Our fb has been visited by trolls, an altogether unpleasant experience, causing us to close the page for a few days. So what is an internet troll?

 "a troll is someone who posts inflammatory or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion"

It was a very distressing experience and not one that Mother Duck would like to repeat. There are apparently many fb pages being targeted at the moment and the only way to beat the trolls is to delete the comments, ignore the rubbish they are spouting, report them to fb, delete the person leaving the comments and block them from the page.

On a lighter note we are getting a makeover, for the first anniversary of the website in September we will be getting a revamp ~ choices, choices, choices. That is not the only revamp ~ we are also doing a makeover in the workshop. After six years of working Dizzy Ducks has changed dramatically and so our work space needs to adapt to our current needs.

Change is very exciting but can also be somewhat daunting so there will be lots of discussions over the coming weeks as to what changes we can effectively make that create a better working environment without blowing the budget!

Whilst all that is happening we are squeezing in a holiday!

Hope you all keep busy through the summer whatever you are planning. I will try and blog a little more regularly in the coming months.
Love & quacks
Mother Duck