I stopped reading blogs! There I said it. I used to read all the time, tons of them in a day. Sure some I skipped based on aesthetics, looking at you light print on dark background people. For the most part I read it. If I agreed or not I read it.
That has changed. I'm not going to be liked in the blogging circles but so be. There is a lot of bandwagoning going on. Really there is. I only need to read one blog maybe two because you know what every one else is singing the same song. It's all the same whatever the hot topic is of the moment. Sure that will happen sometimes. I have been guilty of it myself. But every single day it gets old.
If someone writes a post that becomes viral. Everyone else has to come up with their version of the same story. So you read the same story just with different characters over and over again. It gets old. I'm sorry but it does.
If you don't put information out in a correct way your lying. Just because someone doesn't take a front page ad out doesn't mean what they are saying are not true. It goes the other way as well. Just because there is a front page breaking news story it doesn't make it true.
In this quest to get followers and reader. To make our Facebook pages larger, I feel like we have lost sight of what we really started all this for, to tell our stories to maybe give some insight to others what it is like for us. Not to be just like everyone else and be the popular cheerleader.
So I stopped. I have my go to people who usually avoid the popular topic, but other than them I'm done. It gets boring reading the same story just a bit different over and over. It proves nothing other than we really know how to work that mob mentality. Don't even think of writing anything that goes against the masses. That's blogger suicide.
In the process I have stopped writing to. My page has been left neglected. Not because I don't have anything to say just if I do guaranteed the attacks will come. How dare I not fall into line with the in crowd.
It all feels like high school again. You have to say the right thing in the correct way or you are the enemy. So it's just easier to say nothing at all. The point of what you were saying is lost in the fight over how to say it.
So yes I have stopped reading and writing as often as I used to. I'm not quitting just hiding a little.