Monday, July 19, 2010

Be ye not a Judge... of Blog Material! :)

Today, like any typical Monday, I read blogs. I find it nice, and sometimes amusing, to read the stream of consciousness of others. People from small towns and big towns, the south and the North; the midwest and out west. It actually is very fascinating. The divide between women bloggers is very large. You have bloggers like yours truly who blog about politics, society as a whole, music and whatever else comes to mind. There are also women who blog about their families, being mommies, their business lives, cooking, pets, tea parties, whatever- and I enjoy reading about it all.

HOWEVER, I can across this blog today and under the 'about' tab, among the several paragraphs was this: "Occasionally I am known to voice my opinion of things in the media or issues close to my heart. I don’t write about politics, religion or money. Not only are those subjects contentious and evoke the nastiness of internet trolls but I was raised to be a lady and ladies don’t speak of such vulgar things in mixed company." Ok- I had to read that more than once... and then the laughter came. In my weekly reading there are tons (and I do mean TONS) of things that I come across that I don't care about. I mean, I don't have kids, so while I may be amused about a mom's run in with a two year old throwing a tantrum, I can make it through my day without reading about it. I don't trivialize it though. Blogs are a place to get out frustrations- no matter what it is about. Mine happens to be about politics mostly... and as vulgar as I am (hahaha) I do not believe that politics falls into that category. Well rounded women SHOULD be able to speak intelligently about politics, especially in mixed company. I don't care if it is in style- you should know what is going on in the world around you. You should know about politics because whether you like it or not politicians, and the strings that they pull, affect you EVERY day. Well rounded women should know about more than last night's basketball score and how to make some great food. This is not the 50s darlings, we are allowed to have our own opinions, our own minds, the ability to draw our own conclusions.

The writer of that blog continues to say "This blog is not a place where I make my husband look like an ass for comments or laughter nor is it a place where I write about the failures or short comings of my children. Waving dirty laundry and whining about the every day curve balls life throws at me is not my thing. I don’t have a perfect life but I don’t have a miserable existence either. Just know that I have a life very similar to yours and with it comes worries and woes, trial and tribulations but most of the time I will never share those very private and intimate moments on the internet. There are parts our life that is private and outside eyes will not be invited in to look around." Now, I understand that you may not want to share the mundane parts of life with your audience. That is fair. But hey, if someone wants to write how her hubby left his underwear strewn all over the house and she had to pick them up after a 15 hour work day, who am I to tell her that she is just whining and needs to get over it? Yeah. Let's not be mistaken- I do not have a miserable existence, not at all. I am just VERY apt at pointing out what I think is wrong with my surroundings. Maybe the blogger mentioned above should step off that high horse she is riding. Not everyone uses their blogs to post recipes. Some of us come to complain. Some of us use our blogs as a form of free therapy where we write our innermost secrets and worries. There are curve balls that just come out of nowhere and throw us for a loop. That makes the blog and you know what that lady can do? She can sit in her farmhouse in Virginia and she can bite me. I'm sorry- that was vulgar... she can just skip my blog. ;)


4 comments:

vonnie said...

lol, tell em how you really feel! I hate people on a high-horse who try to dictate how OTHER people should do things. I mean come on, if you want to have a blog that's all prissy and Martha Stewart, then fine, but don't "chastise" me for wanting to be just as crass, sarcastic, or whatever else I want to be.

Moximillion said...

Crass is great. Sarcasm is necessary! NOw don't get me wrong- I have a high horse, which I ride often, BUT blogs are an outlet and if you don't like what someone else writes- don't read it, but refrain from calling them vulgar. :)

Tasha said...

Very well put, Moximillion!!!!!!

Moximillion said...

Thank you Tasha! :)

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