The topics these last few days chosen as part of ‘Community Chooses Week’ has opened my mind to some of the pet peeves I have with the blogging world.
When you chose ‘the jealous blogger’ in today’s poll, I was glad. It’s time to speak up and I mean SPEAK UP!
I’ve had enough of the blogging world! Let’s start with this. I’ve had enough of the bitchiness I see on a daily basis by a group of bloggers belittling an individual based on their opinion, their personal life or something else that really has nothing to do with them.
Individuals who bully in the blogging world are BULLIES, and JEALOUS BULLIES! Why do some people think it’s OK to make someone feel worthless? To make people think that they don’t deserve to be a blogger. Why? Why do this?
It gets to points online where one person’s opinion about someone else becomes a gang of bloggers, and then escalates into something ridiculous over something that really shouldn’t be of their concern.
Did you know recently I’ve had criticism? I’ve had people question me in blogger chats and the work charities do. The thought comprising of ‘You work with charities. You know it’s voluntary’. Let me say this…. charities do pay bloggers. Not all, but some do. Some brands don’t pay bloggers, and some do. Why try to explain to me what I do when it’s my blog. It’s my blog and my contribution to society.
Jealous people like this look for ways to judge you. There’ll always be people out there who are looking to cause trouble, but I’m not one to stand down. I’m not one to sit back and see others take the shit that has no meaning or purpose. Those people have my attention and those who are bullying are instantly blocked.
I don’t care if you’re one of my closest friends in the blogging world or have ‘x’ number of followers, you bully, you judge and you belittle someone for being themselves, then you’re out of my community. You’re blocked from seeing my content and you feel the consequences of being one incredible douchebag!
Jealous people are jealous for one reason; you’re an incredible individual. You remember that despite the haters. There are people out there who respect you and will give you the time of day to let you know that. These people are my people. I love surrounding myself with those who support one another and that see the good in others, just like how some people being targeted are those I speak to. I’m speaking to them, getting to know them, and I like them. Whether you agree or disagree is your choice.
We’re not going to get along with everyone in the blogging world, and we certainly don’t need to be jealous because of who someone is.
If someone is doing great things, let them know about it. If you want to reach out to them, reach out.
If you don’t like them, don’t follow them and don’t communicate with them. That’s one thing that pisses me off. Why are people who don’t like each other still communicating? Don’t we recall a thing called the ‘block’ option on Twitter?
Drama is all over the blogging world at the moment and it’s ridiculous. Why are we letting this happen? We see people being damn right rude to others, we tweet about it and yet we’re still following them. Why?
Why are we letting these jealous bullies think they run the blogging world?
Well, I’m not standing back any longer. If you’re reading this and you’re being bullied or have done so, know I’m here. I’m here to listen to you and to let you know that you’re amazing.
On the other hand, if you’ve been blocked on Twitter, I don’t like you. I don’t like you, but I still wish you luck with your blog and the future.
We don’t need to be a vile person, it’s our choice to be.
Rather than making people feel bad about themselves, why not focus on those who you respect and those you want in your life and let others live theirs?