Monday, March 9, 2015

Nice Blog, Mean Blog

Some things in life I just don’t get…like how Judge Judy earns (reportedly) $47 million per year.   I watch her show occasionally.   I believe any rational and reasonably intelligent person could do what she does.  Wish they’d asked me!  I would have done it for a lot less than what they pay her.   I have a Criminal Justice/Sociology degree, after all.   I suppose though, her ‘tude is one of the things people come back for.

Nobody likes nice, do they?

Take blogs for instance…blogs that trash talk other bloggers get lots of traffic and a ton of comments.   I’ve seen it happen locally (in a now “private” blog), and I was recently “introduced” to a mega-site that was apparently designed to insult others, where people are free to say anything they want (good or bad), in uncensored threads and behind a cloak of anonymity. 

I remember in high school, there was a girl named Sandy.   Tall, brunette, and cute.   I didn’t like her.  The reason?   She reminded me of me.   It took me years to figure that out, and when I did figure it out, I realized just how nice she was because I dished out a lot…but she was never mean to me. 

I can’t help but wonder if the posters on the threads on the mega site (no link because I don’t want to advertise it) somehow see themselves in the people they tear down.   They talk about how disgusted they are with the bloggers they malign, yet they keep going back, reading every post.  There must be a reason.

Who knows what that reason would be?  
Not me, that’s for sure.
So, the not weighing for a month thing?   Harder than I thought it would be.  No cookies or sweet treats?   A piece of cake.   :::Pun intended:::  I’ve come close to giving in to weighing, but haven’t given chocolate a second thought.   And I haven’t missed Facebook at all…except for once when I was going to look up an old friend to see if she’s joined.       
I have a preliminary start on my A to Z entries.   April is a busy blogging month!  If you haven’t signed up, you should consider it.   

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6 comments:

  1. Good for you for staying off Facebook this month! Good for you too that you have a preliminary start on A/Z. If I remember correclty, you kind of "winged" it last year :) (and still did a great job). I think people tend to say more things than they normally would say when they can hide behind a computer screen. They more than likely wouldn't say that stuff if they were more exposed (or at least that is my theory).

    betty

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  2. The problem above with the bloggers is old as mankind. That's why it's covered under the Ten Commandments - You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    Mt 5:33, 19:18, Eph 4:25, Mt 22:39-40, Rom 13:9
    COMMANDS: Respect for other's good name (even the dead), truthfulness.
    FORBIDS: Retraction (true faults), calummy (false faults), gossip, rash judgment, contumacy, lying, violation of secrets.

    "Let all bitterness & anger, and indignation & clamor, and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind one to another, merciful, forgiving one another, even as GOD hath forgiven you in CHRIST." Eph. 4:31-32).
    God Bless, Victoria

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    1. Under FORBIDS: Retraction. (THE CORRECT WORD should read Detraction.)

      Thank you, Victoria




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  3. Facebook is 90% of my problem. I knew I should have gotten off (I do believe I even commented on your post that I needed to) and I didn't. Now, my feelings have been hurt and while I'm not the only one to blame, I have to take responsibility in the fact that I stayed on.

    Thank you for sharing part of your story with me today. It was heard and received and I appreciated it so much.

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  4. been off Facebook for over two years....one of the best things I ever did!

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