I found a disturbing website today while reading Rachel’s Blog. It makes my heart sick. I hesitate to share this but the lesson is valuable.
I used to think it might be humorous to have a “Talk Soup” or “Perez Hilton” of the blogosphere. I envisioned poking fun at someone’s Freudian typo or light-hearted jabs about a bloggers predilection for pickles & peanut butter. You know, “Inside Jokes” about people’s foibles.
Foibles like taking pictures of oneself and posting them on the internet in a ridiculous fashion. (With either your bra strap or bathing suit showing).
Get Off My Internets comes close. Except it’s not funny. It’s sickening.
This is the worst example —> Click here (but be warned)<—–
I can’t stand it.
When I envisioned a “talk soup” of blogs, the banter was more friendly (like this<–.) But most forum topics on GOMI are negative.
Every minute we spend time on the internet we are at risk; we open the door to our minds and invite strangers in to party.
I’d encourage you to consider these “guests” carefully.
If you’re gonna party with people, makes sure they are people you want to be around when you’re under the influence.
Negativity is infectious and seductive. It’s easy to fall prey to something that’s funny or shocking. Hahaha…let’s have a good laugh. But each time we laugh at the expense of others you lose energy. It seeps out of your soul.
It SUCKS. Get it?
I know because I’ve had a few chuckles. I’m not ashamed…just regretful. What a waste.
I honestly didn’t think negative or judgmental things in my own cursory blog reading – but when something is called to your attention it triggers a reaction. It’s contagious.
I’m so sick of the negativity in the blogosphere.
- Is there anything you are reading out there that is negative, unhelpful, depressing, or causing you to doubt or compare yourself in any way? Maybe it’s time we make the “Open House” an “invite only” event.
I hope this is the last “negative” thing you read on the internet. I know it will be the last negative thing I write. (Except maybe in my Moments of Zen when I am bashing crazy commercials or products. Oh, and I’ll try and lay off my thighs)
PS- Should I leave this post up even? Or am I just spreading the nasty?