Do you all want to know the reason we decided to take a break from blogging a few weeks ago?
Yes, part of it was inspiration.
Yes, part of it was school work.
The other part we didn't tell you about was that we were sick of being constantly judged. Sick of feeling like this wasn't our blog. Sick of hearing all of the negativity. We are so dang sick of it.
Maddie from Dolls On My Mind feels this way. To the extent that she wants to leave.
Do you want to know what we want you to do?
WE WANT YOU TO BACK OFF.
LEAVE HER ALONE. DON'T JUDGE ANYONE.
When we started blogging, we tried to change how we acted and how we blogged.
Well, we're done. We're going to be real for once.
Treat others the way you would want to be treated. As young children, June and I were always told to do this. Why don't we all now? Why don't we stop being so judgmental?
If someone doesn't like the same things as you, there is NO reason that you need to say nasty things to them about what they like. How would you feel if others started to do that to you? I'm sure you'd feel absolutely peachy. Just peachy.
Let others like what they want. YOU CAN'T CHANGE PEOPLE. There is no reason to be so disrespectful that you make others feel unwelcomed.
I need you all to do something for me. BE REAL. Write posts that truly represent you. Not a post that conforms to what everyone wants you to write. Write how you really feel. Write about what truly makes you happy.
Make the AG blogging world a fun place to be. Not a place that we all hate. Make all feel welcome. BE ESPECIALLY NICE TO MADDIE. NOT FAKEY NICE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY, THEN JUST DON'T COMMENT. If you wouldn't say it in person, don't say it over the internet. EVER. This doesn't just apply to the blogging world. Do this whenever you're on the internet. Do this in everyday life.
GROW UP. There is absolutely no reason to be unnecessarily nasty. NO REASON.
We all have a right to blog. We all have the right to do what we love. Allow others to exercise these rights. Don't make others feel like crap. Lift others up, don't shove them down.
My rant is over for now, but if this continues, you can bet that I will start again.
Don't doubt it.