Can I vent?
Course you can, Baby G*. It’s yo blog.
Great! So it turns out that shit that bothers me in real life, bothers me in the blogging world, too. Obviously this is also real life, but yaknowwhatimean. I figure if I’m annoyed with the blogging world, the blogging world is gonna hear bout it. And If you think I’m talkin about you, I probably am. Check yo self.
* Folks who won’t respond. If someone comments or asks a question or something – reciprocate, people. It’s like when people don’t call/email/text back. Why?
* Folks who don’t do what they say they are going to. Um, hello. If you tell me you’re going to be there, be there. If you tell me you’ll do something, do it. Volunteer – Blog It On. If one of my lovely readers is so generously awesome to post about the event they are so generously and awesomely participating in and you think it’s “such a generous and awesome idea and am totally gonna do it”….come over and DO IT. Because you said you would. That’s how life works.
* Folks who are only motivated by money or their own benefit. I had one blogger ask me for money to put up a post about Volunteer – Blog It On. It’s a volunteer event. Doesn’t that make it sorta altruistic? Yes, please be a good Samaritan and spread the word about a selfless event so people will believe YOU are selfless….for money. Course there were those bloggers that never even responded to my emails. And to you, I say this – Yes, I know you are busy. Yes, I know you have like 713,937 hits a day. But think of the change YOU could have stimulated.
Bear once made me promise, as I jumped up and down after my very first ever comment from Giovanna, that I would always read every single comment and respond. I’ve kept that promise and always plan to. And I sure as hell will respond to emails that ask me to publicize a volunteer event when I too get 713,937 hits a day.
This disenchantment was immediately discussed with my coach/cheerleader (he’s got some fine legs).
Bear then told me my blog was his favorite website ever (course it is, he designed it) and then reminded me of why I was blogging. Yes, I am a go-getter and I want crazy theories that pop into my head at 11:30 at night to become worldwide movements…but I’m also here to just send my thoughts out into the world. Making friends is just an added bonus.
But if I have 3 followers and Bear and I are the only that actually volunteer on May 1, then so be it. I’ll be glad that I was the champion for a change that led to at least one person or animal or tree somewhere being helped.
Now. People who make me happy:
Madeleine at http://madtab7.blogspot.com/
Kayla at http://senseofstyleiseternal.blogspot.com/
…gave me these awards:
THANK YOU!! You two are fabulous and your blogs and comments make me oh-so-happy!
I also got this from Bear today:
< He made it! So silly. >
And THANK YOU to all the wonderful ladies who are so generous and awesome.
“One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.” – Ann Radcliffe
*Baby G – My parents used to work together and their coworkers called them Mr. and Mrs. G. I was Baby G when I visited. Oh and because I invented these. Say what??