Ooh, scandalous...

Posted by Raychel Celeste

There have been some rather disturbing scandals in the blogosphere this year, one in which I was closely affected.. but I won't even go there right now. For reasons I also won't get into (piggy flu!) I have neglected my blog lately, but I have still been keeping a close eye on the blogs I follow. Another situation has come up recently, ultimately leaving people to question the character and legitimacy of bloggers. Today, I thought it would be interesting to simply search "bloggers" and see what came up. I found the usual news stories about angry bloggers, sites with tips on how to make money blogging, etc. But the most interesting thing I found was the following definition:

noun - (as defined by Urban Dictionary)
1. bored housewife trying to make meaning of her tedious life
2. narcissistic writer with enough ego to try to make money off their life online
3. a dramatic, bored person who feels the need to exaggerate stories for attention

Of course, I don't completely agree with these opinions, but it honestly surprises me that bloggers even wonder why people feel this way. I've felt bad in the past about the fact that I'm hesitant to tell some people that I have a blog, but now I feel justified. There are some bad apples out there who have made it difficult for the rest of us to gain any respect outside the blogging community. But regardless of what people believe about us and why, this is the only definition I think we should care about and put to practice:

noun - (as defined by Merriam-Webster)
1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values
2 : an unimpaired condition
3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided; completeness

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Matt said...

From following you on twitter I know what situation you're talking about and I believe her. I understand why people dont though. Peoples feelings are going to get hurt with this situation because people are taking it so personally. I agree with your tweet that people should just let it go. Believe what you want to believe and move on.

Raychel Celeste said...

The whole situation got blown way out of proportion. People were just into the gossip, when they could have been addressing more important issues.