“And finally, those that are essentially like marketing tools. Except they’re selling themselves, to who?..well f*** knows! Reams and reams of print about some profound insight into humanity and relationships while all they’re trying to say is how they epitomise all that’s good on this planet. How they opened their hearts and emptied their bank accounts for a noble cause..sniff sniff…how quaint…jeez…talk about putting in your application for sainthood by proxy.”
If you still read my blog,I am sorry I haven’t provided a link to your post.So feel free to sue me.I am a negative bank balance worth with all my charity.Feel free to extort.
I was stunned when I read this on a blog.I saw this long after I had written Point 24.I thought I knew this blogger personally and hence took it for a personal attack on my post.On me.I was shocked.For me it was personal vendetta.I was even a little hurt.I didn’t know why would some one retort like that.
If I don’t like someone’s writing, I don’t go back to that blog.If I didn’t like the person doubly so.I thought it was that simple.
Then I read this blogger’s point of view.
I actually felt elated that my blog got a mention, and it wasn’t about completing a tag.But why would some one spend two pennies worth of their time, to visit my blog, read what I have to say,assimilate the tripe and then go on to make a mention of my blog onto their space.
I think the real issue here is intention. Is the intention to state an opinion or is the intention a personal attack.I wouldn’t know.I don’t care to find out.Amusing is all I can think.
Was I on an agenda when I started to blog.Was I looking for returns? Did I promise to make it worth your 2 minutes on this blog or your money back.Hell did I even ask you to come and read my blog.
But then, lets take a closer look at both those interactions.
Just because I think I know some one, doesn’t mean I really know them.Just because it is quite some time after I wrote my post doesn’t mean they are getting back at me.Atleast not personally.
They are expressing their opinion.They have the freedom to do so.Freedom to write what they want to write and how they want to put it up.It is their blog.They can do what they want to do.
Atleast I’d like that same freedom.
The narcissist in me, enjoyed that 2.5 seconds of glory.But what I really want is to be left alone to do my own thing.I haven’t signed up to entertain you with my stories, be smart ,funny, intelligent or even dependable.
I signed up so I could just be me.Take it or leave it.