Ok, I have to take just a second to be a wicked witch here real quick. I wrote this and deleted it and wrote it again and then had it in my drafts for weeks not knowing who I might offend but I just have to get it off my chest and be done with it. I am all about the blogosphere and the blogging community and all of the awesome people in it. It was because of all these amazing blogs that I was inspired to start mine. It is because all of the kind words that my journey to evolve my style was put on warp speed and for that I thank everyone of you for changing this part of my life. Truly. It has made more of a difference than you know. With that said, I have to put something out there that has been
annoying the piss out of me on my mind.
To every person who has ever said "Want to follow each other?" Stop. Stop it right now. Blogging is supposed to be about ideas and inspiration and communicating and gaining new friends. Not numbers. We are so much more than a number on your Bloglovin, GFC, Facebook etc, we are your fellow bloggers! I would like to think that someone is 'following' me because they were inspired by something I've posted or enjoyed something I have written, not because of their anticipated personal gain. I mean, I don't get your almighty "follow" if I don't give you one first? Please. Someone did this on my posts where I announced that my grandma had passed away. I just don't even have words for that. Clearly they did not even read my post! Generally, I will always return a follow anyway because I want to connect with that person and to return the support. But if you're only "offering" to follow me to get one in return, don't. The next person to say this to me is getting punched in the throat. Well not literally, but you better believe you are getting a mind throat punch. Again, to everyone who has hit that follow button to show support, I love you to the moon and back! To everyone else, buzz off!
|I realize how wildly inappropriate this is but you can't deny that it's also wildly hilarious!|
I promise I'm not a huge B but I have been sitting on this for a long time and it doesn't end! I could have put it a little more delicately and maybe some are simply misguided but I know I am not the first person to say this, I'm not even the 100th! So please forgive me!