Blogging Experts? Just Blog And Let Blog!EVENTS, SOCIAL MEDIA | Nirasha Jaganath | August 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm
This is one blog post I really did not want to write since there are a gazillion blog posts about blogging instead of what we normally blog about since BlogHer (Hangover), and frankly I am sick of it! I know this post won’t make me popular, oh wait I am not that popular anyway! People are sprouting all over to advise, mock and act holier than thou as to how they blog. Chastising others with an air of authority themselves and then start little clubs which claim to make them better.
People making fun of swag grabbers yet parading their pictures of their swag heaps themselves. If you believe so strongly in it why would anyone haul so much of stuff, wasting so much of fossil fuels just because it was free. Each to his own but don’t lecture if you are in no place. Personally I gave away most of my stuff to local friends and made a pile for the hotel staff but I really don’t care if people carried their bulk home, just don’t act as if you are much better.
Now there seems to be blooming all over with advice to blog with honesty and integrity and somehow made to feel that you need to do this. I think people should blog however they want. They should blog how they live. Yes I wish people to live honestly, not steal yadayadayada,.. but I won’t preach it. There are consequences if they break laws. There are consequences if they break social etiquette, just like that if people break blogging laws or etiquette they will see the reactions (sooner or later).
But I find many who are lecturing are just people commenting (and reading) only each other’s blog and by far are out of touch with what the regular blogger thinks because they DON’T read the posts of the average blogger! Stop acting like a poster child for blogging! There are all types and it is OK. People were surprised by the acts of the greedy blogger with the Crocs guy, I wasn’t! I was not happy with it, but surprised I certainly was not. Come on, with 1500 bloggers in attendance it would be ludicrous to believe that you won’t get strange apples.
This is precisely my point! There are so many bloggers and so many styles, can’t we just stop the lecturing and let everyone blog as they wish? All the FTC and disclosure etc will take care of itself, rules will be passed and consequences will be had. People or fellow bloggers should stop trying to play police and think they earned a right to be an expert.
Just blog and let blog!