Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Do we deserve it?






 I am still relatively knew to the blogging world. A couple months in and I hesitate to even call myself a Blogger.

If someone asks about it I am more likely to say "Yes, I blog a little bit" and leave it at that.

Unless I am talking to my mom or Matt, in which case I won't shut up about it.

However, I can say that throughout learning about blogging and the never ending research, tweeting, instagramming, hashtags, webinars, facebook groups and pinning (I barely pin) a lot more goes into a blog than I ever imagined. I spent 40 hours a week at my real life job and at least another 40 cultivating an image on social media that goes along with my brand.

Being someone who blogs means opening up in a way that I never thought I would before. I write what I wish people had been writing when I was going through my hard times. I have taken my twitter and Instagram off private so anyone can follow me, or retweet me, or screenshot my tweets and use them on their own.

While this has increased my interaction with fellow bloggers and I have met some wonderful people, it also opens me up to the world of "online trolls" and people who think they need to get their negative two cents in.

And it hurts.

As much as I wish I was a tough girl, who could ignore the negative comments and the online trolls, I can't.

Recently, I tweeted about something that was going on in the news, and it got picked up by a radio station.

When my co-worker told me I was SO EXCITED because

A) That's pretty cool

and

B) Maybe it would bring some new traffic here, yano, a girl can dream.

So when I finally looked, I was kinda bummed to see people commenting things like:

"Obviously... Who gives a flying Hoot. The fact hits made such a big deal out of this is gross"

or

"Anyone with 2 working eyes 👀  should of been able to see that."

While I totally agree these comments could have been waaaay meaner, they also could have been nicer too.

I firmly believe we get back what we put into the world, so I never can quite understand why you would waste your time shaming someone else's opinion.

If no one gives a flying hoot, why waste your time commenting then? Clearly you do give a hoot.

Maybe I asked for this by publicizing all my social medias, but let's just try to put a little bit more positive in the world today, okay? For everyone's sake.


7 comments:

  1. Absolutely not, nobody deserves negative comments like that. Do your thing and keep on going with positivity!

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  2. "The kindest word is the unkind word unsaid." Just wanted to share this quote that is very dear to me. I agree with you! Keep up the good work!
    Tadeja

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    1. That is so true!! I've never heard that quote before - I think it'll stick with me!

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  3. Ah nobody deserves the comments like that! I've grown a way too thick skin for those, but nobody sure as hell don't deserve mean comments.

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  4. Haters are gonna hate and there is nothing you can do about it except just going out there and being true to your craft!

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  5. There is so much truth in your words. Trolls have gotten way out of hand and can be needlessly hurtful. I have a different IG dedicated to my blog because I'm afraid of making my personal IG public. I can totally relate to what you are saying.
    The bright side is that many people online, especially the blogger community, is wonderful and supportive. Hope to have more of that in the world ! :)
    xx
    J
    blogthat90sgirl.wordpress.com

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