And even though I might be a little sassy, I'm definitely not trying to be rude or mean. I just spoke 100% from the heart and said my piece. Did anyone ask for it? NOPE. Is this my blog where I'm free to write about whatever I please? YEP. I wanted to vent, and this is my platform.
I'll be honest, I don't read Danielle -aka- Biscuit's blog. I'm not even sure exactly how I stumbled upon her latest blog post, entitled "Bloody Biscuit." The point is, I read it. And I have some feelings about that. And since this is my blog, and I can post about whatever I want and do whatever I want, even if it so happens to be on your "Top Ten Blogging Pet Peeves" list...I'm going to post my feelings about that blog post. If this makes you decide to quit following me or never read my blog again or send me hate mail...Can't wait.
First of all, I'm kind of thinking that a bunch of people who read that, and thought or said, "I agree with 90% of that! YOU'RE SO HYSTERICAL."....didn't actually agree with 90% of that. Most likely some of you were afraid that she was referring to you. And then you read every single blog post you've ever written and analyzed yourself and wondered if you possibly fit into the Top Ten "No-No" list.
Which brings me to my next point...Some of you read that and possibly felt a little like I do. Like: WTF?
And some of you read that and proceeded to defend yourself to her in the comments section. Ummmm. WHY? You do realize that your blog is YOURS and if someone doesn't like what you're posting about that's their issue? And hey, why is it even an issue?
If someone doesn't like that you happen to want to show everyone your new nail polish or shoes...Too bad. Even if you only eat cupcakes twice a year, but you think they're really pretty and you want to talk about them 24/7, go for it. Did you think that your outfit was super cute today, yesterday, and the day before yesterday? Did it make you happy? POST AWAY. Do you happen to know that a blogger you really enjoy loves a certain animal or something? Did you once see something that reminded you of that blogger in a store? Are you just a generally kind person who decided, 'hey! that might just make someone's day.' And you bought a fellow blogger a gift? HEAVEN FORBID. just kidding! MORE POWER TO YOU. Is someone teaching an online course about something they love, that they do for living, that they MAKE BANK with? Do you want to learn something, be excited about something, and add something to your "stick to what i'm good at" list? Oh, it costs $60? NOOO. just kidding, spend $100 if that's what floats your boat and you think it's worth it! Weheartit has basically every image you could ever think of. So maybe you don't actually happen to have multiple photos of this or that...GUESS WHO DOES: weheartit. And it's also super handy for people who don't have a camera, but want a little PIZZAZZ on their blog. PROMOTEPROMOTEPROMOTE. I don't actually know much about this hipstamatic CRAZE, but if you think hipstamatic looks super cute...well. POST AWAY. If someone wants to complain about what you're having in your giveaway, that's pretty greedy. IT'S CALLED A GIVEAWAY FOR A REASON. If someone doesn't like what you have in your GIVEAWAY they don't have to enter it. SHOOT, i'm about to have a giveaway of rocks tomorrow! One of my favorite bloggers said to only "xoxo" if you really mean it...so I choose to go by that rule. If I really mean it, I'm gonna XOXO til my face turns blue! : )
My point in all this is NOT AT ALL to say it was wrong of her to post her feelings about what she hates about certain blogs. No. Promise. (Because I completely understand that if someone is doing those things, and you can see straight through them...it's super annoying.) But if blogging about whatever someone else hates is what you love...keep doing it...because chances are someone else is reading your blog who absolutely LOVES what you're blogging about. Maybe you're their favorite blog!
Again, this isn't really so much about Biscuit and the things she doesn't like. It's about the people who felt the need to apologize because they do 7/10 of these things...or who asked if such and such was okay instead of this or that.
It's not your fault if you love something, but it's also super popular or trendy.
So, basically, in closing...just be who you are, and do what you love! Unless it's something really STUPID.