This week, I’m feeling drowned in negativity. I want to turn off my laptop and dive into a book. But I can’t – social media is my business, blogging is my love.
The blogging world is in uproar over a dad blogger’s post about stay-at-home mothers (he’s for it). Counter and rebuttal posts emerged and were syndicated everywhere. Friends shared them on their Facebook pages, and dissected this man’s intentions, and some called him some unsavory names. Some people even criticized the people who shared his post, saying how stupid and clueless these women are, don’t they know that this idiot is just writing this crap to get page views (I wonder if they thought about how they made people who did share that post feel).
I did not participate.
Then, the Martha Stewart faux-pas happened (“bloggers are not experts”). It did not take long for the first blog posts to emerge, telling Martha where to stuff it. I was similarly shocked at her statements, and yes, I felt defensive. I do consider myself pretty good at social media (hence, my business), and whenever I post a recipe, I am sufficiently confident that it does taste good, because I have tried it. I said so on a friend’s Facebook page, and left it at that. Everywhere I looked, I read comments saying what an asshat Martha is, she’s a felon, yada yada.
I am not writing an open letter to Martha Stewart.
(A good respectful one has already been written.)
I do think that bloggers are entitled to their opinions, whether I agree with them or not. Bloggers have a right to respond to what they see around them, speak up when they’re hurt and insulted, take a stand and say their piece. I applaud their convictions.
I just wish they did not all come from a place of negativity. It’s sucking the joy out of my social space. For the rest of this week, I just want to read happy things. Call me deluded, stupid, unreasonable – just not in my face or my social media.
Rainbows and unicorns for me for the rest of the week!
Did you read, write or find something happy and positive this week? Share it with me in the comments!
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