To the people who want you to change...
Monday, September 30, 2013
The land of blogging has two sides. One of them is filled with amazing people who are kind and uplifting. Those people have made blogging so much fun. The other side is filled with people who are cruel and like to hide behind an e-mail, another website or nasty comments. As a blogger I see both of these sides on an almost daily basis.
I wanted to address something that recently occurred. I received a not so uplifting e-mail from another blogger (even more shocking) who wanted to tell me how she really felt, which was "Your blog commentaries are dull, vapid, silly and offend my sensibilities." The e-mail went on to say (with a lot of blah blah in between) that if I was to improve my writing and "promised" to never use words like "suck" again then maybe she would consider reading my blog.
Hmmm. This got me thinking and you know what? Screw em. Not everyone is going to like what I have to say and how I write or even how I look or cut my hair but that's okay.
This blog is meant to be a voice of "me." It is not meant to be a voice of a highly acclaimed poet trying to sway your political views. When I put myself and little snippets of my life out there for all the world to see and judge some people will feel entitled to share their un-kind opinions. I get that and have come to understand that's just what happens when you make yourself slightly vulnerable. My intention with my blog is that it is a happy (most of the time) place, lighthearted, encouraging and hopefully a little refreshing.
So to everyone reading this... Don't ever think you need to change the way you look, change the way you write or change the way you are because someone tells you they think you should. If you feel like twerkin, do it. Remember you are YOU and you are awesome. I hope you all have a wonderful day and don't let sucky people ruin it.
And to quote a really deep poet ;) : " Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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