Back then, in the old days, blogging was a community. Sure, it’s still a community, of course. But this Internet planet is becoming overcrowded and there is a survival of the fittest going on.
It seems that the only way to be heard above the rest of the noise, and I say noise lovingly, is to become one with the constant drama. Because, as we have learned, it’s about numbers in this brave new world. And, jumping on the current blogosphere events (yes, like this post) is a way to bring bodies to the blog.
That’s not why I’m writing this, despite of how it may seem. I need to get this monkey off my back, I got stuff to do and it’s being annoying just sitting there demanding my attention.
OK, I’ll admit that the Iron Man 3 picture of the mom bloggers and Marshall threw me. At first. But, I also KNEW it was meant as a joke. Well…I didn’t know for certain but I had a strong feeling that it was meant to be funny.
And then WOOSH…Backdraft.
Poor guy. He must be a wreck. I know I’d be.
Here’s the thing. We all share this space. Yes, it’s big. It’s ginormous. Sure, there is room for everyone.
Let’s all stop this clawing and scratching.
Respect others opinions and choices. I mean, who cares as long as it doesn’t directly affect you, right?
It seems like many of us are looking for drama to swoop in on and make hasty judgmental blog posts. Sure, I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.
Can’t we just stop doing that?
The photo? It’s not going to reverse women’s rights. It’s not going to be the fall of mommy bloggers.
Just like so many other instances made into big, huge, giant…well…dramas.
We, as a fairly large blogging unit, have a bad habit of taking something mundane and twisting it into a controversial blog post.
Why do we do this?
Let’s stop this already.
What happened with don’t sweat the small stuff?
Personally, I made a vow to myself…I’m done. I don’t care what my neighbor is doing as long as it doesn’t affect anyone in my home.
I don’t care.
If you need my support, I’ll support you to the best of my capabilities.
If you are doing something I don’t think goes along with my personal branding image, well…I still wish you nothing but the best of luck.
I recently said something that I’m going to repeat here because hey, even I sometimes say really smart things.
I mentioned that we spend so much time trying to teach our children about digital footprint protection. Our digital footprint has become part of our reputation, which we need to protect because it’s how people view us.
It seems that many of us have forgotten about protecting our own digital footprint reputations. On so many levels. Things we say, posts we publish, images we create…
And my digital footprint is important to me. I want it to represent the person that is actually sitting here writing this blog post. So, I’m going to start living my online life the way I live my real world life.
I’m done judging for silly things.
I’m going to concentrate on doing my thing.
I’m going to smile when you say something witty.
I’m going to cry when you are sad.
I’m going to rest my hand on your shoulder when you need support.
I’m going to high five, fist bump you on your successes.
I’m going to wish you better luck next time when things don’t go your way.
But I am not going to ever be sitting in judgment of any of you.
We all have voices…wonderful voices…
Let’s use them to help each other constructively.
Not to attack and bring each other down.
Let’s just agree that not all of us are going to agree but yet, we can still be friends.
For the love of those poor eggshells many feel they are stepping on.
This ex-Mommy blogger says No more drama for this Momma.