Congratulations, Mr Abbott.
The Coalition won the election. You will soon be sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia.
I didn't vote for you personally. Well, obviously - you didn't run in my electorate. But I didn't vote for the Coalition.
I have in the past. I've also voted for Labor in the past. I'm what you'd call a swinging voter. And this time around, I was more impressed with what Labor had to offer.
The majority of my fellow Australians disagreed with me. As was their right.
I'm disappointed. I will say that. I am disappointed and disheartened to see the Coalition back in charge of this 'business', and think our nation would have benefited more under Labor.
But that is that. The polling booths are closed. The deal is done.
I've seen some pretty horrible things written on facebook, twitter and other forms of social media. Things written by people disappointed with the election result. Things attacking you personally, Mr Abbott. Things attacking those who voted for the Coalition.
I may not have voted for the Coalition, but I'm not going to accept that sort of behaviour.
I will not call you vile names. I will not question the sexuality of your partner, say rude things about your physical appearance or suggest that you can't do your job.
I will not point at what you look like, what you wear or what you do during your free time to ridicule you.
I will not call you stupid. You don't become a Rhodes Scholar and rise to become leader of a major political party by being stupid. (It doesn't necessarily prevent you from saying strange things from time to time, but I digress.)
I will not wish bad things upon you, or use foul language to describe you or members of your family.
You deserve respect. Just as Ms Gillard deserved respect. Just as Mr Rudd deserved respect.
I will not go from demanding respect for them over the past few years to now attacking you personally. I am not a hypocrite.
I think it's pretty amazing that we have freedom of speech in this country. That I can write that I preferenced Labor above the Coalition here on my blog without fear of retribution. I will not abuse that by slinging insults around because I didn't get my way. I am not a child.
I will just wait and see what happens. I will watch and learn over the next three years. I will hope that you act in the interests of all Australians, and not just the top tier. I will hope that you rethink your planned approaches to the NBN, asylum seekers and child care, to name a few.
I will listen to what you say. And if I disagree, I will voice that disagreement with respect.
And, come the next election, I will reassess my political view.
It may change. It may not. Only time will tell.
What have you learnt from the election - and from the discussions following?