Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HAS A BLOGGER EVER MADE YOU ANGRY?

The first time it happened, I sort of ignored it as a fluke. It's never happened to me thank goodness, but lately, it seems as if there are more fights than usual among the blogging societies.  Many of the disagreements are politically or racially motivated, but quite a few are happening in the entertainment, beauty or book world.


There are literally millions of blogs in the world.  Some are small, others are quite well known, and a few make tons of money.


So if you visit plenty of blogs, at some point, you're going to end up seeing a lot of the same people. Knowing that, I'm very surprised that one blogger would publicly bash another.  This includes complaining about how a blogger writes a review, how she's putting on eyeliner incorrectly, is a horrible person because of her political views, or that he or she is fat and needs to lose weight. Someone is going to see that post that you know, or even worse, you may see it yourself! This causes tears of hurt, or a lot of back and forth cursing throughout a blog between people. As I scroll through those posts, I end up feeling embarrassed and sad.  I don't get it.

As bloggers, we love being stalked because of what we write about. But while flaming wars may be interesting to some, stalking someone on their blog for the purpose of verbal attacks, or using your own blog to bash another blog just seems mean-spirited to me. We may not always agree with a point of view, but kindness is key.

22 comments:

  1. I usually miss out on the drama, which is a very good thing. And I don't think I'll ever 'get used to' people wanting to diss others, Ro. It just makes me both sad and mad. It's so much easier and nicer to be positive! {{{HUGS}}}
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I'm with you, Lovely Lexxie. There's just no reason for people to be mean, and then to ruin someone's reputation on line?! That can never be erased. I agree on just being positive too. Happy Sunday!

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  2. Thankfully I haven't seen a lot of that. I try not to post things that can lead to a lot of drama but it does happen. I have years ago posted things of a personal nature when a family member was stalking me and I'd just had enough and there was a little drama with that. But thankfully all my blogger buddies have been nice and no one has caused drama on my blog that I can remember.

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    1. Thank goodness all that drama you went through is over. Things like that can be super stressful.

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  3. No, not really.. BUT, I have had plenty of blogger get mad at ME.. haha... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Are you serious, Gingi? Why in the world would any bloggers get upset with you or your blog? You content is pretty fab! Hugs...

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  4. I'm grateful that I haven't dealt with this and I havent seen this with the mojority of the blogs I follow. It's pretty sad how other people feel it's their right to hurt another person. I think we should have our right to our opinions as long as we do it respectfully. .. just because someone doesn't agree with you, shouldn't mean we have the right to bash each other xox ♡

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    1. Yes, that's what I don't understand either Launna. The mean statements and comments to other people don't make sense to me.

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  5. I typically miss out on drama as well which is definitely a relief. I tend to stay away from politics or anything particularly controversial though I do that in real life as well as blog life! I've had a few negative comments and see a few but luckily nothing that's gone further than that!

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  6. Wow! Yeah, that makes no sense to me either to post up snotty stuff about another blogger or anyone really. Even if one have a legit beef with them, airing it before others is just plain wrong and non-productive (unless one's purpose is to be a troublemaker, I suppose).

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    1. I agree, Sophia. If there is some type of disagreement, it's better to try to resolve it personally rather in the blog world. Just a bunch of hurt feelings and unnecessary cruelty. Hugs...

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  7. i think being judgmental is quite different than opposing you opinion on others or hurt anyone's feeling ,it is sin and a crime to me .
    Blogging is way for self expression through sharing not place for personal attacks

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    1. Hi Baili! You're so right. Blogging is a way to talk about various topics without fear of being ridiculed or treated badly. I'm so thrilled you stopped by to say hello! Hugs...

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  8. It bothers me that more and more, rudeness is considered acceptable behavior. I don't get.

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    1. I'm with you. Just doesn't make any sense to me. Happy Sunday!

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  9. no reader had ever made me angry but a few have left comments that I don't understand/left me in confusion but nothing to fuss over.

    it's really sad how us as a society uses our words to bully people, it's enough that we get that in schools and on the streets but online? if I ever get anything remotely obnoxious, I would ignore it. isn't the only way to avoid these people is to ignore them?

    anyway, have a lovely day.

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  10. I'm totally serious when I say there was a rude commenter I could NOT get to go away. She wasn't a follower, so I couldn't block her and I never read her blog. She just came back to comment every day with her snarky comments. Finally, she went away, but it took at least two or three years!

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    1. OMG Steph! That sounds totally crazy that you had to deal with that nonsense for dang near 3 years! Your blog is always informative and fun, so I don't get it at all. Glad you're done with that nonsense. Hugs...

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  11. I've had a few very petty things said in my direction and some passive aggressive stuff. It's obnoxious. I think the only times I've been truly angry was when bloggers have tried to swipe things I do on my blog and act like they're their own. Meh.

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    1. That's the pits for sure Anna, and I can imagine it being irritating. I think I've seen some strange comments posted on your blog that had me scratching my head, but you handled it well, for sure. Hugs...

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  12. I tend to miss most drama, but when I do hear about it, I get really sad. Why can't people do their own thing and leave other people alone?

    -Lauren

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    1. Yeah, I'm with you. I like to interact with controversial topics for the purpose of learning, but when it gets person, I'm outta there. (lol) Hugs...

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