It has been a while since I have written and I wish this was going to be a more fun post, but I just have to put this in writing.
I decided to start a blog for many reasons, but one of the biggest was I read a LOT of blogs and love to see what people have to say. I figured if even one person enjoys reading what I write, that is pretty amazing, so I gave it a shot. Obviously mine is just a little blog meant for a few, but most of those I read have thousands of readers.
Over the past few days I have watched a few things unfold on some of these blogs. I have watched moms bashing other moms for their life choices (SAHM, WAHM, work outside the home, breast feed in public or not, co-sleep or not) and I was about at my wits end when the last straw hit. I watched 2 bloggers attack each other each claiming to be the more original blogger and criticizing the other for "stealing" each others material. These were very public, very vulgar bashings. As I was reading these posts I thought to myself, "aren't we all supposed to be grown ups?" Both of these pages are for 21+ so I would hope that the admins themselves are at least 21, and I felt like I was trapped in my classroom with 2 teenage girls about to pull each others hair!
The most disturbing part was I couldn't stop reading it!!! It was like I was a gaper driving past a car accident craning my neck as far as possible only this was much easier to see. As I was reading I just become more and more disgusted and realized I was most disgusted with myself for reading it, so I unliked both pages and am moving on.
The reason I am writing this post is because I really feel the internet has given us this sense of invincibility and bad-assness that we typically only see in teenagers and I am wondering if that is a good thing. I mean of course we grown ups like to feel invincible too, but how many of us would actually verbally attack a co-worker or fellow mom at the park simply for having a different opinion?
My new goal is to try and think before I type just as I think before I speak and to avoid all the drama! I see no reason to get involved or even bear witness to behavior that makes me feel like I am teaching my 15 year olds. It may be a cheesy old adage, but I plan to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and I most definitely don't want to be treated the way I have seen others treating people on many blogs lately.
Ok now this is me climbing off my soap box :) More fun post to come soon!