I like blogging and I like making connections with people. I enjoy the banter, the giggles and being engaged in discussions and seeing the other side of issues. I’ve been grateful for all the advice you’ve sent my way and the support. Thank you!
But as another blogger wrote recently, there’s a potpourri (not his word though) of bloggers out there and sometimes it’s difficult to navigate the comments section which made me stop and think about my own blogging. For example, how far do you take a joke? Is what I just wrote something that could possibly offend you and me not realize it? Could what I wrote overstep the imaginary blogging boundaries? Will you think I’m too forward if I put a ♥ at the end of my comment when I’m only showing caring? Does what I write when I’m venting make you think I’m mean? Will you think me unrealistic with what you may deem my saccharine sweetness mixed with my Pollyanna, upbeat optimism? Will you think less of me if I complain? Will you think I’m an a** kisser when I agree with you? Or think I’m a brat if I don’t? Do you write your comments with all that in mind before you hit post/send? Do you second guess yourself when you write a comment? Do you look for every response or do you see if someone has deleted your comment because it wasn’t what they envisioned as an answer to whatever they were blogging about? Are we desensitized by the manner in which we connect because it’s virtual and unless we know each other in real life, we’re just friendly notes to each other? So many thoughts are spinning in my mind!
Geez, it’s something I hadn’t ever even thought about, so I guess you could call me naive. I simply enjoy the community feel that I have experienced since I’ve been blogging and frankly, I like the blinders since I haven’t had any bad experiences. But it is a facet of blogging reality that I hadn’t even picked up on.
So I guess my question to you is this:
Have you had any bad experiences in blogging? Would you share them below? Or maybe take this opportunity to write about them on your blog? If you do choose to post on that subject, would you please let me know as I’d love to see what you have to say and read your experiences.
So far, my experiences have all been positive and if someone has deleted my comment or been offended by me, then I’m sorry. Just let me know!