The internet has become a part of our daily lives. Whether you are doing a google search, looking for information or participating in social media for entertainment, the majority of us find our way to the internet on a daily bases. But do you ever stop to think about where all the information floating around out there comes from? Those articles and tutorials are the work of real people, just like you. Do you ever stop to consider those people who produce these works?
Honestly, many of us don’t stop to think about the people behind the scenes, but maybe we should. In a society so quick to pass judgement and comment before thinking, maybe it is time to ponder the source as well as the content, or there lack of.
Many times bloggers are amateur writers, like myself. You should always consider WHY someone is blogging when reading their stuff. Maybe someone feels strongly about a movement, has a love for fashion, or wants to inspire others to do more for themselves. What motivates a blogger to write will influence not only what they write about, but their perspective on a topic. Just because you don’t agree with what they write, doesn’t give you the right to hide behind a screen and type comments you wouldn’t say to their faces. As mama always says, if you don’t have anything nice to say, just keep scrolling.
One thing that bothers me about the internet is that so many people feel “safe” to act badly in their words. Remember, your comments are read by the real people who wrote the article and not everyone has tough skin. Maybe you misinterpreted what they meant and your cruel words can ruin their day. I am not saying you can’t have an opinion! Just be polite when voicing them. There is no need for profanity and name call.
Remember most bloggers are AMATEUR writers. We don’t carry editors around in our back pockets. Our grammar may not be text book perfect. We might misspell something or auto correct may work its magic. That doesn’t mean we are uneducated, we are just human. If it bothers you that much, send an email to the blogger so they can correct it, but don’t bash them in the comment section, it’s just not nice. Remember, we all make mistakes.
Real people have real lives. Yes, your favorite blogger is human. They have spouses, children, jobs, stresses, schedules and commitments. Sometimes we don’t feel like cranking out articles due to health issues or whatever else we are juggling behind the scenes. I know personally my blog has been quiet the last could weeks as I deal with health issues, ducklings hatching early and helping my oldest get ready for the county fair.
I would say sorry for the lack of content, but I’m not. *gasp* Real life comes first, blogging comes second. I don’t get paid to blog, I do it because I enjoy inspiring others. Some days, I am just not inspired myself! And that’s okay. I put my priorities where I want them. So the next time you visit a blog and notice they haven’t posted anything new in a while, instead of being upset there is nothing for you to read, why not shoot the blogger an email and express how much you enjoy their blog and that you were concerned because you miss them. Maybe hear that they are appreciate will be the spark they need. Maybe if they are dealing with tough times behind the scenes, it will be uplifting to know you care.
I know everything I have said here may seem like common sense, but may times when people are on the internet, they simple forget common sense. So the next time you read a blog post, remember, bloggers are people too!