You know I’ve been slightly…no…greatly disillusioned with the whole blogging thing, right? I think I’ve been fairly vocal in my discontent. Because why not, right?! It’s my blog, I can complain if I want to. You would complain too…
I had started a bitchfest post a couple of weeks ago. Then, I was going to post it on one of those anonymous blogs 😉 so I could hide from the aftermath. But I changed my mind after reading Mom Spark‘s post about the very EXACT thing that has been driving me nuts. And I got excited and inspired. But I decided not to bitch. I think a matter-of-fact approach is more appropriate.
I’m talking about the same ol’, same ol’…
Every single conference, the same very popular, very well spoken and prolific bloggers are asked to speak on their panels. EVERY stinking time. To the point that, really, why go to all the different conferences. It seems like if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. As darling and sweet as they are…
The question remains…WHY?
Why are the same bloggers constantly propelled forward by speaking at all of the assorted conferences, big PR companies give them awesome opps, newspapers ask them for blog posts, radio shows, etc? What is it that these bloggers offer that no one else can or does?
It seems that all these various conglomerates are missing the bloggy boat.
Obviously I’m not the only one who is getting disenchanted and disgusted.
I guess I fail to understand what it is that this particular flock of bloggers has to offer that we don’t. And when I say “we”, I’m talking the en masse WE. The rest of us. Great bloggers with tremendous voices. No different than the, so called, A-list bloggers. Only, we aren’t A-list so we get overlooked and ignored. Our voices stifled or barely heard.
I think, also, a HUGE part of the whole blogging experience is being neglected…
We are a community. A village, kind of. And instead of helping raise each other higher, many are getting stepped on. Both subjects I’ve already written about and will not go into detail. I’ve linked them if you care to read about my little old opinion.
I believe that blogging and all of its “stuff” should have a sort of Three Musketeer type mantra…all for one and one for all.
Not I before U and don’t ask Y.
Really. Enough is enough.
There are a kagillion other bloggers out there.
Not the same ones we heard in July or whichever month we go to whichever conference.
Not the same ones we heard speaking about a fantabulous product given to them by big companies.
PR companies, event planners, radio, t.v…
There needs to be a revision on that tiny, tunnel-visioned list.
There needs to be change.
It’s the time of the season…for change.
And I for one, and one for all…am so ready for it!