I remember when I used to loved blogging. I really don't anymore. I loved having a place where I could talk about fashion, make-up, all things girly with other bloggers. It was nice having a community of girls from all over the country who I could get to know and who supported me.
Maybe I was oblivious to it or maybe it really has all of a suddent appeared, but the dynamics of Blogland have really changed. There is so much hatred floating around. I told myself I wasn't going to get involved -- even though the social worker in me fought hard to come out and stand up for people. I told myself I wasn't going to say anything about it. I told myself I wasn't going to let it affect me. But it has.
It's completely ruined my passion for blogging. I find that I have no desire to write blog posts anymore. No desire to be creative. No desire to share what's going on in my life.
I've gone so far as to delete toxic people from social media and from my blog reader. I hate that I have had to do that. I still love reading uplifting blogs -- girls who truly write about their passion and don't get caught up in the drama. It's sad that women I looked up to in the beginning of my blogging adventure are now women I'm ashamed of.
We're supposed to be a community. A group of individuals who come together in this place we called Blogland to discuss and share our lives, our passions, our beliefs. We're not supposed to put each other down.
I'm quite honestly disgusted at the way people have treated one another. And for that reason, I haven't put much effort into my little corner of the internet. Hopefully one day soon I'll be able to find my passion again and get back to something I found much joy in. I just thought I owed it to my readers to explain why I've been MIA these days.
What ever happened to the little virtue "Treat others the way you would want to be treated?"