Lately I've noticed A LOT of both straight-up aggressive blog-commenting and passive-aggressive as well. And I do not blame these lady-bloggers who are receiving these comments for publicizing them or blogging about them AT ALL. I mean people can be effing mean!
The point of my post specifically though is to share my thoughts on commenting on blogs. I think it is easy, especially for the genre of blogs that I enjoy the most, for readers to only give positive feedback, such as:
"Oh EM GEE! I love love love that purse!! You look amazing!!!!!"
"Ummm wow, you're perfect. Want to be you."
"I love your outfitttuuhhh."
"I'm in love with your outfiiitttuhhh."
"You're amazing!! I LOVE YOU!!!"
And yes, trust me, getting those comments is so nice. I love getting those comments A LOT. And yes, I write those comments on a daily basis! It's affirmation! Good stuff, right?! AND it's pretty much just like - instant smile effect, ya know? But I think it is really important for us to all give each other feedback that isn't necessarily "positive" all the time. Will you, I'm not going around writing hate-notes on other people's blogs. I would never in a million years say something that I thought could potentially be hurtful. But when bloggers are writing about controversial subjects, such as fat-acceptance or politics or religion, they are going to get comments that are different from their own views and may possibly take offense.
Blogging is a beautiful thing. It teaches us how to express ourselves through writing, but not just that. We learn how to express ourselves accurately. Accuracy is huge in blogging. The other day, a lovely blogger that I follow had an outfit post and her boobs were pretty out there, ya know? She got a lot of crap for it and got a little upset, because that's not how she wanted to portray herself! It sucked, because she's an awesome woman and a great blogger with lots of energy and got shit for it. I just read another post from another blogger who got a hate-email. Really, guys? Really? If you don't have anything nice/healthy feedback, then just don't waste your time. You're obviously less secure with yourself than the blogger that you're trying to hurt.
That's my little rant.
Thanks. The End.
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