Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blogland = High School

Can I be totally honest?  Of course I can, I am the one writing.  I have been debating weather or not to post this for a few days because I know that it could offend some people. That and I have only been a "blogger" for about 2 months now, so how could I possibly know what I am talking about.  However,I don't think it's worth biting my tongue for, so I am doing it anyway.    Blogland is like high school.  Except, in high school I didn't have to "buy" my friends.  There I said it.  Hate me if you'd like.  I am a big girl I can handle it.

What I have noticed in my limited time in this exclusive side of the cyber world, is that there are "plastics",cliques, and  trends just like high school.  Michelle wrote an awesome post about it a while ago.  I agree, it's a lot like Mean Girls.

I have thought about throwing in the towel because I didn't want to be a part of something that can be so immature.  Then I realized, that I control my own actions and I am an adult so, I will act like one.  My main purpose for blogging is to meet new friends and feel like I belong to a community.  I believe that is something that I can accomplish and I plan on doing just that.

I know Mr. Beiber says to "Never say Never", but in order to stay true to myself, there are a few things I would like to get out of the way now, while I am still getting started.

Uno.  I will never have sponsors or ask to be sponsored.  If people are going to follow my blog, let it be because they like what I have to say, not because some one told them too.  I just don't feel right about "buying: my friends.

Dos. I will never host a give away that requires you to follow or like a million different bloggers.  For the same reasons that I dislike sponsorship.  It encourages the "buying friends" thing and that is just not cool.

Tres.  I have disabled anonymous users from leaving comments and I have no intention of ever turning it back on.  I love getting comments from my readers (who doesn't?).  What I don't love is Spam, capchcas (or however you spell that), and people trying to hide behind big words.  If you want to leave a negative comment, that's fine.  Every one has their own opinion.  But please don't act all high and might, then runaway and hide.  That's just childish.

Cuatro. I am seriously limiting the number of weekly link-ups I do.  Too many link-ups limit how often I am able to write my own content.  I can (almost) promise you that I will never be doing another "weekend recap" post ever.  I didn't like them as I was writing them, but I participated as a way to possibly earn more followers.  It's just not worth it.  There are other link-ups that can be more relevant (or less, but more fun).

If you do any of this, I am sorry if I offended you. I am not trying to put you down.  I am simply voicing my frustration with blogging.

Also, there is no photo in this post.  Just add that to the list of "blog rules" I am breaking.

That is all.


  1. yay katie!!! you go girl!
    go against the flow girl! i'm proud of you!

  2. Go for you. I don't like a blog unless I like it. I also could careless if I do participate in a giveaway, if someone likes the blog, Facebook or Twitter.... if they want to great! Otherwise no big deal. I love getting new followers but I also want to make new friends more. As for sponsors... I like to sponsor blogs that I like... and I only accept ones that I like.... My opinion on the whole subject...

  3. I love ALL of this. I feel the exact same way. And when you cut out all that crap, it makes blogging fun and not a chore, and it's even better that you figured this out early in your blogging career. You are awesome!

  4. I'm with you on no giveaways. I have never participated in one because I'm reading that blog cause I like it, not cause I wanna win free shit that isn't really free. And I only do 2 link ups, sometimes 3 if I feel like it. So I get ya, girl!