Ok. I guess I don’t have a choice, so here goes… let’s try to get this over with quickly. I don’t understand why people are attacking other bloggers on my blog. Unlike Jenn, they have their own blogs with comments sections where you can write to them.
I don’t censor what is written here or delete comments, but I am asking a couple of you (out of respect to me) to please leave your arguments and personal problems with certain people off my page. I don’t like angry comments, it kills the mood in here. This is not the place for it. Not everyone is going to get along and I don’t foresee anything being resolved here, so let’s just move on, shall we?
Jenn wrote a bullshit blog and I called her out on it the same way I do with the Housewives who are full of shit. For those of you who think I was “doing Lynn’s bidding” I was not. Jenn wrote that blog in response to my blog and it was pointed out to me, so I read it. Up until then I had only ever read her ChicagoNow blog and her writing is always light and funny so I judged her on that and assumed she was a light and funny person. I didn’t know she had a personal blog where the writing is very different. I guess her CN blog is just her “cranking out the content editors like” and not a reflection of who she really is. Although no on else seemed to be surprised by the things she wrote in her personal blog, I was. It was nasty and mean and insulting to so many people (commentors and “hobby bloggers”) so I tried to find the funny in the nastiness and point it out so we can all laugh. I like to keep it real and keep things honest, but in a funny light way. Real life is serious enough. Let’s use this as a place to laugh.
No matter what Lynn may or may not have said in DM’s, it doesn’t change the fact that Jenn’s blog was wrong. If you want to tell a friend in DM that you don’t like a certain person, I don’t see a big problem with that. Not everyone is going to like each other and I don’t expect anyone to pretend to like everyone. If Jenn had a problem with Lynn she should have said something to her. If Jenn had a problem with my post about the Yahoo guy she should have said something to me. Or she could have said nothing at all. Her blog post was backhanded. Right out of LuAnn’s book of how to insult people. In real life we all have people we don’t like. You may tell a friend in private that you don’t like a certain mutual acquaintance. We all do it. But we don’t all get up on stage at the next event, grab the microphone, and announce to the whole party that we don’t like that person or anyone that is friends with that person regardless of whether or not they did anything to us or if we even know them. No one would find that acceptable behavior in real life, and I don’t find it to be acceptable behavior on the internet. Not everyone has to like each other. But public bashings are not necessary. Jenn wrote things that I disagreed with and told some lies and I pointed them out. That’s all. The purpose of this was not to bash anyone. It was to point out the truth and laugh at it.
Whew. So with that out of the way – guess what? I signed up for Associated Content! Everyone clap for me! Lol. Actually, the funny thing is, when I went to sign up it turned out that I already had an account and didn’t even know it. I guess I signed up to comment on content or something, I don’t remember doing it. I poked around a bit to see what it was all about. Honestly, anyone can sign up. You don’t need a degree in journalism or any sort of proof that you know how to use a spell check. So I think maybe we should just leave the “professional” writing to the people who studied journalism in college and are reporting important things for CNN and stuff like that. As far as I’m concerned, whether you write on WordPress or AC, whether you get paid $300 a month or do it for free – really, we’re all just hobby bloggers.
Here are some things to laugh at while I work on my next post:
And this just never gets old: