So it seems that yesterday everyone was posting about people being mean or putting negative energy out into the air or cyberspace.
In typical Jennifer fashion I am a day late to the party.
Last week I posted my Pet Peeves and I included mean people. I really don’t understand what a person gets out of being mean. I’m not talking about disagreeing. I’m talking about just nastiness. Hateful words said by hateful people.
My BBF Stacey has a great post today about people posting comments as anonymous…apparently like me she is also late to the party. I am surprised that someone would be so negative considering her blog is very upbeat fun and funny.
Here is what I think if you have enough…dare I say balls? To post a mean comment then at least post it as you. Maybe then your opinions would have some merit, but hiding behind the anonymous just makes your comment even more ridiculous.
My blog friend Muriel received a somewhat scathing comment on her post about women putting makeup on while riding the train or tube….sorry if I botched that I am not familiar with the British lingo. Anyway the anonymous commenter took Muriel’s words so literally and was just nasty about it.
I think the saddest thing is that most of these anonymous people are women and it brings forth the question….Why are we so mean to each other? It’s just so stereotypical and embarrassing the way we try to break each other down.
Is it not better to use our awesome female power for good?
I have never received a negative comment but back when I started my blog I joined the Book Blogs group. And one bright sunny day as I swelled with the awesomeness of my blog I received an email from someone, also a book blog member, who told me I was misrepresenting myself as a book blog because I didn’t talk enough about books. I am sad to say that it shook my confidence a little bit. I have never been one to care too much about what people think as long as I know I am not being hurtful in any way, but this woman just crushed me. I started second guessing myself. In the end I realized that it did not matter what this person thought I could be myself because after all this is MY blog. She did send me another email disguised as someone else but I know it was her she just wanted to appear to have a friend who shared her thoughts on me not being a book blog.
So I say to you lets rise against these mean anonymous commenters and let them know that in the words of Maximus from Gladiator
“What we do in life echoes in eternity”
So be nice today…it feels good!