Something interesting happened yesterday to me in the blogging world, something, that might explain while I don’t see some bloggers anymore. I made a mistake and I have to say, I feel a little embarrassed. Embarrassed, because I didn’t follow the #1 blogging rule. I did not just not follow it, no, I bend it…broke it. I am a bad, bad blogger (I think that’s what I am suppose to say now.)
The blogging world is very polite, so let me be fair and warn you, that this post might contain some curse words and it might not be as polite as it should be. Although, I could drift into sarcasm, what will happen by accident. For this, I will ask for your forgiveness in my last paragraph.
My face doesn’t turn red anymore, mainly because it has ALWAYS the healthy, reddish color that comes with menopause, but I did feel embarrassed yesterday.
I corrected a blogger. Yes, you read right. I overstepped my welcome and left a comment on a bloggers post that wasn’t nice. I corrected an American misspelling (how dare you foreigner). I corrected it and didn’t even leave a like -what is another faux pas, because you like just about everything.
Blogging is about likes and followers. So, you read a post about celibacy after you just had wild, passionate sex with your spouse. You disagree with celibacy -and that’s alright- but please, don’t
say write it. Just leave a like and say something profoundly important like “nice post” and move on. Leave the blogger and open another window to another bloggers post, that hopefully will be more interesting.
Remember: You can not say/write what you think, you can not openly have a different opinion -that’s what real life is for -if you are lucky. You are here in the blogging world to politely agree with pretty much every
bullshit well written post you read, and to promote your blog.
Now you will think “why is she writing all this nonsense” and my #1 excuse would be. Yes, you guessed it. It’s menopause, I can almost blame everything lately on Mother Natures little aging gift. I am a bitch in the making…what can I say?
No, I am writing this, because I went back to the blog after I left my comment and someone else had stepped in and stood up for the blogging friend, who was so
rightfully wrongfully attacked by me. I thought it was great. That’s what friends are for. You step up when a friend gets hurt, you step up to the plate and have your friends back. I like that a whole lot. There was another blogger, who like me said what came to her mind.
Then, I read further and saw that she felt bad about it later on. She acknowledged the fact that she had corrected and disagreed with me me, and felt bad about her honesty. She called herself “a bad blogger” and I didn’t like it. Why would she call herself a “bad blogger” just because she said what she was thinking? And for Heaven’s sake, what does it make me? The double 0? Double bad?
Someone felt bad because she protected her blogging friend. Someone felt bad because of me. That’s embarrassing isn’t it? I unfollowed both bloggers (another faux pas -don’t bring the numbers down!). The first blog, because I didn’t find it interesting enough to continue reading, the other one, because I don’t like it when I make people feel bad.
I searched and researched a little bit and come to find out, that I am indeed the bad, bad blogger, I didn’t follow the rules
and never will . I found numerous pages online with blogging rules, all asking us, the writers, to be polite at all times.
I like my blog to be controversial. I don’t give a hoot about the number of followers and readers -even though I do like to look at my stats.
I believe the real word is dishonest enough the way it is. I don’t want to be dishonest in my blogging world. You see, I am part of the blogging world now (like it or don’t like it) and my part of the world is for all of you, who are not afraid to say what you think.
“Be sarcastic, be humorous and be critical” I am at times and can still be loving, witty and caring as well. If you visit my blog and leave comments, please be yourself -don’t pretend.
So, I broke a rule yesterday, because I didn’t know about it and now, since I know about, I will continue to break it every damn time I please to do so.
And now I would like to ask for forgiveness, because the language used in my post was not polite yada yada yada 🙂
When was the last time you were embarrassed? How do you react to embarrassment?