For the first month I decided I’ll tell no one about my blog. “Why should I”, I thought. I dint think I was doing anything worthwhile and more so dint think I can really sustain this blogging habit. So in order to not lose face incase I decide blogging isn’t my cup of tea, I told no one. But me being me, the blabbermouth, I could contain myself no more and told four of my very close friends about this blog of mine around two weeks ago. While two friends ( let’s call them A and B) were so happy and genuinely excited for me, to the extent that they subscribed to follow my posts and told me what they felt about each post, the third friend, C, whom I’m actually the closest with, reacted so wierdly that I was kind of taken aback. She said she read every post but had nothing to say about them. Also, when in her presence, if A or B spoke anything about my blog she turned a deaf ear to the whole conversation. And then there is this friend D, the last friend to whom I opened up about this blog. She seemed pretty happy about it and told me to send the link “whenever I pleased” and spoke about the whole process of reading my blog like she was doing me a favor.
I dont know what was the cause for this “couldn’t-care-less” attitude by friends I consider closest and though I think about it in a sad way sometimes I dont want it to actually affect me. This is my blog and I get so much excitement preparing for each post, carefully wording them and get equal pleasure interacting with strangers (who I’m happening to like a lot more than some friends lately) in their respective blogs.
Are those friends jealous that I’m doing something I love? Im not a very bad friend you know..I mean..I am always at their side willing to share their happy and testing moments with them. I am a pretty good listener and when they have issues I dont forget to follow up and help them resolving them in whatever small ways I can. Then why are they being so insensitive? Why are they being so immature and petty?
However this incident may or may not have affected me, it has made one thing very clear, that my initial decision about me telling no one about my blog was the right choice. I want this to be my happy place. Where I don’t want to think what others may think. Where I don’t have to behave in a particular sane manner in order to keep everyone happy.
Before you get tired of my constant cribbing let me show you the last of my DIY canvas painting projects which I completed successfully over the weekend 😀 Tell me what you think 😀
P.S.: For the record, (yes more groaning!) this friend C reacted in that exact same I-dont-give-a-f#$% sort of way when I told her about my painting hobby too Yup weird.!!!
Thanks for patiently reading my complaints. What or how do you think I should react? Help!!! 😐
14 thoughts on “Rant of a pissed off blogger!”
I am sorry for your experience but unfortunately this is the way the real world works. I would suggest you turn a deaf year to their comments and keep doing what you love doing 🙂 There are several people on here to encourage you so that should help! And that painting is great 😀
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Thank you sooo much ❤ your comment really turned my spirits up 😀 I agree with what you said, just that I needed to vent this to anyone who would listen 😛 "there are several people here to encourage you" sooo cute 🙂 imhappy!
True friends should always support you, no matter what! Keep on blogging and follow your passion! Remember to never give up!!! xo
I agree 😀 Thank you so much for that encouragement Vanessa! Much needed right now 🙂
Wow, that’s a strange reaction from them! My mom always said if you have one TRUE friend in this world then you are lucky! I love your painting, btw
Ya. Totally agree with what your mom said. I only hope this friend had a pretty darn good reason why she reacted that way.
And thank you so much for reading my rambling rant and for your compliments about my painting. 😀
Ranting is good therapy! We all need to vent or we might explode 🙂
Especially women I would say 😛 😉 haha
Yes very true! I think it’s because we are the more emotional of the species!
I definitely had the same reaction from a few friends as well! I was not impressed at all =( Just keep your head up and don’t mind them.
Yes. So true. I would never react so badly if something they are excited about happens in their lives…anyway it just shows us what people really are.. 😐
Exactly! Its tough always being the supportive one and when you finally find something you enjoy, you can’t get the same support from the people who’ve always been supporting. 😦
I know this is a very old post of yours.! And I am commenting on it now 😛 and when you get this comment for moderation, you will be like.. Who is this girl and why is she commenting on a post of mine that is 2 years old.!!!
Well I am a blogger*started 2 months ago* and while i was going through some blogs, i came across yours.! And could immediately connect.. I am also a no makeup person except eyes and lip balms. Not having proper equipments to blog and asking roommates to click pic for me..*My sister doesnt stay with me* I am trying to blog about things I like and even I have come across people who were not supportive of us(me and my bestie) blogging.. they gave comments like its too girly.. nothing interesting.. blah blah blah.. But now from your blog I have learnt that at every step we will find such people who would try to pull others down.. but we shudnt be affected by that.. we should continue doing what we love.!
Thanks for this amazing post.! And yes keep blogging and keep rocking.!
Lots of Love.!!
P.S- I have read all of them from starting till here and loved each one of it.!
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Awwww! When I wrote this post two years ago, little did I know this will inspire someone! 🙂 and yes people will ALWAYS pass snide comments and remarks about what we do, but let’s not focus on those people. You know the people who genuinely follow your blog, look forward to the posts and truely enjoy and appreciate it? Those are the people for whom we are doing this and they are the ones who make this journey worthwhile! 🙂 all the very best with your blogging! It’s such a satisfying experience! 😀
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