November 15, 2008

Blogging For Yourself

Sometimes I will get anonymous posts from readers who have something simple to say like that they hate my blog. What I never understood are two things.

One: Why post anonymous?
Two: Why do people let it bother them if someone doesn't like what you have to say.

I look at it this way. If someone doesn't like your blog, posts, etc. big deal. It's a given that not everyone is going to love it or even simply like it. Everyone has their tastes and everyone has their difference in opinion. Why get angry or upset over it? If everyone were to like the same exact things, this would be one dull and boring world.

Yet I see so many bloggers who get into fights in comments because someone disagreed with what they had to say in a blog post. Or someone didn't like their blog. And if they didn't get into a fight about it, they were freaking out and changing their blog to make it perfect for that person.

Blogs are about your interests, your feelings.. Yours. Not someone else's. If the blog was about someone else's feelings, I would think they would be writing it, not you.

What's your opinion? Do you worry about what others have to say or do you write for yourself?