Yes, that is true. Since it’s ME, who purchased this domain name; ME, who designed this website; and ME who recruited my co-bloggers, then it’s just right that I can choose what to put up in MY BLOG.
While we’re at it, let me continue by saying that I don’t care what others think about the content of my blog. I OWN THIS SHIT. You have NO RIGHT to criticize what’s IN MY BLOG.
Okay, I got that off my chest.
Seriously, though, this isn’t really about me, or my blog, or me not caring what you say, because at the end of the day, I started this blog to share my opinion on books, book-related things, and sometimes, life. And sharing means reaching out to people that shares similar interests with you.
Do you befriend someone based on their clothes? I know, I don’t. Do you judge people based on their accessories or body tattoos? I don’t either. I choose the person inside those clothes. I look beyond their ornaments.
It’s the same as choosing blogs to follow. We all have preferences, yes, but there is always (most of the time) a work around the things that annoy you when you land on their website, THEIR HOME on the Internet. YES, home. Don’t disrespect someone else’s home.
What I really want to say is that you have the right to choose who you want to follow. You can also give tips to people whom you think needs them. But to “bluntly” call them out, and make them feel bad things, IS NOT HELPING. Being blunt is okay. There’s nothing wrong with that. But tearing someone else down for that purpose is just wrong. Even if you think it’s not your intention, there will always be repercussions if you single people out. You can always get your point across without being mean. Just because you have sound opinions, doesn’t mean you can throw it in everyone’s faces in such a way that you had to drag other people just to validate your opinion. Wrapping *crap* in colorful wrapping paper and ribbons doesn’t change the fact that *crap* is inside the box.
I love the bookish community, and I always hope for positivity.
Choose to be kinder. Hugs all around!
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