Being a blogger has its ups and downs. We love what we do, but the amount of time and effort can at times, put a damper on our passion.
Passion is why I became a blogger. My love for volunteering and the charity world gave me a purpose; starting John’s Road to Volunteering was the outcome.
I speak up about what I’m passionate about, and at this present time it’s equality and diversity.
If you don’t know from yesterday’s blog, it’s Anti-Bullying Week this week and my good friend Fay and I are speaking up.
Fay: “There is so much negativity out there in the blogosphere, we see it every day directed to those that are up there in the Crème De La Crème of Bloggers, Youtubers and the like. My question has always been – with so much nastiness in the world why do we have to spread it to those that we are meant to be supporting.
If you are out there and feeling like crap because of someone who has put you down, tried to make you feel worthless and is a downright nasty nelly then take this next sentence to the heart.
For every one person that shows you hatred there are ten that love you for you and what you do. You do not have to have a million and one followers plus many thousands of likes per photo to show that you are loved – that just shows that people like what you do and not who you are.”
What Fay has just done is speak up. Speaking up isn’t done enough in the blogging world and if it is, it’s in the wrong fashion.
I see tweets all too often aimed at others in the community and I’ve had enough; I’m not alone.
We tend to put our thoughts to paper or on our blog and in recent times, I’ve seen bloggers gang up on individuals for ridiculous reasons.
She has an opinion….SO WHAT!
There’s a guy who writes a blog…SO WHAT!
Look at what they’re wearing…WHO CARES?
We’re all on this planet as individuals, but we’re all humans. We have our own thoughts, stories and plans. That shouldn’t be judged based on some jealous individuals.
This is why bullying happens. Others are jealous of who you are and let them be.
That’s my advice. Let your bullies be jealous of who you are and keep doing your thing.
If you do need to reach out to someone, there’s bloggers out there who’ll listen. It’s one thing I love about the blogging community.
Despite the minority thinking they can dampen your day, the majority are lovely individuals who are wanting to be much more than just an ear.
Bloggers are bloggers on their own. Together we’re a community. IT’S TIME TO SHOW IT!