Now that I’ve finally started being a good person again and reading through other blogs (helped by the #blogsquadvisit on Twitter), I’m realising a bit of a trend. Yes, we’re all there to celebrate with each other. Often, though, bloggers use their blog as a platform to get out their pain and anger. I’ve done the celebration thing countless times. I love telling you guys what I’ve achieved! The bad stuff, though, I leave off here. Why, I wonder?
I think my main reason is because this blog is a happy place. If I’ve had a terrible day, the last thing I want to do is relive it all. What I do want to do is take my mind off it, and I do that a lot of the time by coming on here and talking about something else. Whether that’s a discussion, or a book review, or a tag that I don’t have to think much about, writing blog posts is something that needs almost full concentration (with some brain power left over for music). So all my posts end up being positive, because I want to take my mind off the negative by doing something that makes me happy. I can understand that for some people, writing out all the bad stuff makes it easier to deal with. But for me, it’s something I’d like to ignore.
I guess the main reason people write that sort of stuff on here is to feel that they aren’t alone. And I can completely sympathise with that – it’s horrible if you feel like you can’t talk to people in real life. I have internet friends though (shout out to you guys, Blog Squad), and I know that they’re always there for me. At least, we’re a big enough group that someone’s bound to be around to look after me… If you don’t have that support, though, I get why you’d want to go and look for it. And don’t get me wrong, I definitely do. I do it by going blog hopping, and finding amazing people and seeing the great stuff they write. Again, it’s taking my mind off things, but it’s still me talking to other people who get me, and showing them some love. The perfect combination, right?
However, I do still say some negative stuff. No one is always happy all the time, right? And this blog is meant to be a representation of me, or at least of a part of my life. I try to make all of the negative stuff constructive, though. I’m not going to write a controversial discussion post on that day, because I don’t want to get into a fight with you. I might rant about something though, or talk about the points of a book I didn’t enjoy. These things get out all my anger, but aren’t overly sad. Most importantly, they’re constructive. I’m telling you if you should or shouldn’t read a book, or I’m educating people about a problem, or whatever it happens to be. I don’t get angry for the sake of getting angry; I always do it for a reason.
In saying all that, I don’t get mad at people who do post those negative posts! Don’t get me wrong, I think blogging is a really good place to get all that stuff out. Way better than on social media, or to a person’s face (depending on the problem). For me, though, it’s not at all something I like to do.
What about you? Do you post negative stuff about your life? Why do or don’t you do it? Let me know!