If you ever visit Braine over at Talk Supe Blog, you'll notice the prolifically expressive and witty tone in her posts. She's deliriously funny and you'll be impressed, as I am. I mention her today because of her latest title, "Gush 'n Gripe: Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate" http://www.talksupeblog.com/2015/08/gush-n-gripe-haters-gonna-hate-hate.html
|Braine's cool pic from her blog|
She's a little peeved over some of the rampant negativity and toxic mean girl antics displayed throughout the blogosphere lately, and it made me wonder, can we say what we want on our personal blogs?
Let's face it. Even in the business world bad customer service is repeated to at least 4 people or more, but if a cashier or sales rep provides sterling service, someone else rarely hears about it. It appears to be the same way in the blogging world. Some blogs can verbally skewer a writer, an actor, or even a friend and before we know it, they're making thousands in revenue and their popularity soars. Others may be brutally open, sharing raw feelings of regret, anger, frustration, the tragedy of lost love or their financial struggles on a daily basis, and their payoff could be a loss of followers. Most people simply don't want to hear about Negative Nellie on a consistent basis. It's just too much.
I suspect that blogging is much like selling things at a yard sale. One person thinks the items we are selling are out of this world fantastic helping us to earn a ton of money, while others may call our things junk, laughingly leaving our yards empty handed. But somehow, there still manages to be something for everyone.
There are hundreds of blogs about book reviews, a ton of fashion blogs, or many that focus on cooking. The blog topics throughout the world are numerous because people have a point of view. They've never met us in person to know who we really are, so people are attracted to or turned off by what we have to say based solely on our presentation. It's our blog after all, right?
If we don't do or say the right thing, viewers can turn us off just as easily as they can change a channel on the flat screen television.
Being honest, we've put ourselves out there, and while it would be nice for our fancy blog to be loved unconditionally, it's inevitable, despite our best efforts not to, that we'll say something to piss someone off. At the opposite end of the spectrum, we'll visit someone else's artsy blog and get irritated. We all have our thresholds in life and in blogging, and every action can bring a reaction. We hope like crazy that it's positive, but it may not be. The payoff is talking about our love of books, sharing recipes and ideas and maybe, just maybe creating lifelong friendships.
JUST ONE MORE THING
Mission Impossible actually started as a series in 1966, and ended in 1973. It started again from 1988 - 1990 and that's when I began to watch it. It wasn't until much later that I went back to the original to see how they compared. Fast forward to 1996 and Tom Cruise. Yay! Everyone thinks I'm nuts, but I watch these movies watch over and over. If they show up on television, I'm watching. When I need a quick jolt of adrenaline, I pull out the DVDs. So when Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was released I was doing my happy dance!
Tom Cruise is agile and ballsy enough to do most of his own stunts. At 53, you may be surprised to know that it was all him hanging off that airplane that was headed up to the friendly skies in this latest sequel. And the rest of the gang is all in on the action too.
This is actually a great date movie with plenty of things to rave about once the movie is over. Mission Impossible 6 anyone?