There are some bloggers on WordPress that are so disgruntled their daily activity in the blogging world is to find something that angers them. The main target – large blogs with large audiences.
I have never understood why people look to the sky to find things to complain about. I normally look to those doing “better than I” for motivation to push myself. We all have things we are good at and things that come easily to us. Blogging and writing for this blog is easy. It is stupid simple. That is why I do it so well.
The perception of large blogs has been heard by many.
- Large blogs don’t really care about their readers.
- Large blogs gained their following by mass liking every post they can find.
- Large blogs gained their popularity by providing click bait to the masses.
- Large blogs don’t care about comments and rarely respond.
The amusing part about this topic is we have all heard the reasons why we should hate large blogs. People still yammer on about it though as if it is fresh news. I once had a blogger email me saying that “you made me fall into depression when I finally realized you didn’t really care about me.” While that is flattering and creepy as shit, people should realize that blogging is simply another platform of social media. We are all here for our own purposes and MOST of us are NOT here to find our next best friend. Or our next best pen pal. I am 33 years old and carry the ego of an 18 year old still. I do not read blogs to “learn new things,” I read blogs to learn what other people think. Perhaps some bloggers are here to learn, enlarge themselves, and gain a newfound appreciate for the world… that isn’t why I am here. I am here to blog and share the writing that floats in my head.
I think a large part of why people fail at blogging and eventually fizzle out is because they don’t take themselves seriously. I hate when people loudly proclaim “I am still a newbie at this,” because it shows a weakness that I think can be done without on a media form where no one cares how new you are at it. If you make mistakes people don’t care when you started blogging, if you make it “big” people still don’t care when you started your blog. There is always a “reason” in everyone’s book and that reason is rarely “hard work” in their minds.
People need to first realize why they are here. Why are you blogging? If it is a means to promote something or yourself then do that shit. Promote that shit. Stop wasting your time moaning about what you don’t have and what others do have. In the time you take to word vomit your woes you could have put some real effort into creating the means to an end. There really isn’t as much competition as many people might imagine. We can always hedge our bet that humans are inevitably lazy creatures. And that is why most people spend their time complaining about others.
Bottom line is if you want it go and get it. If you can’t “get it,” go and fucking make it. If you don’t “want it,” shut the fuck up and stop complaining when others do.