So...I got a little taste of some kind of different kind of mean-girls action.
Boy I am really good at attracting this kind of stuff!
Here's the latest story.
I love the blog Mama Laughlin. I don't know, something about her writing style, really draws me in. She has gotten a lot of followers because of her weight loss, but I think people stay for the funny. Actually, I find that most blogs I enjoy is because of the funny.
She shared in a "Blog advice giveaway" a few weeks back with several other bloggers.
It was kind of annoying - you had to follow everyone's blog to gain more entries into the giveaway, and you didn't really know what you might end up with - which blogger might be the one giving you advice - and in which type of format you would get the advice - skype or emails or maybe a phone call...
But I entered. I was excited. I thought: "this is it! I NEED this!"
But then weeks went by - I don't remember seeing a post about who won - so I figured I just missed it. It was still kind of on my mind, so I just Google'd to see who had won - if it was posted at all - and I came across another type of web forum that ... well, for lack of a better phrase, made fun of a "Blog advice giveaway" from "bloggers no one even knows."
So I commented and got in on the fun. [uh-oh, it is contagious...]
Then....noticed that I was receiving a lot of 'hits' from this site - and couldn't imagine it came from my one little comment - and it didn't.
Someone had posted the link to my blog and asked for 'thoughts'...which turned into a little snarky bashing...
"hate the name" ;
"anything with main line in it makes me blech..." ;
"is she a blogger or performer? opening herself up to ridicule by mixing the two..."
You know...it got my adrenalin up for a second, and made me want to change something about my blog!! Like...a girl in high school making a side comment about my hair so me going home and trying to cut it myself. I even considered just...stopping...
I would post the link for you all but in true mean-girls-induced-fear I don't want you to link through and have them getting hits from my site that would alert them to the fact that I was *gasp* gossiping about them and bring them back here for more!!
So then I remembered why I do this. To chat. Even if it's just with the computer.
I don't think I need to be snarky or clever to have a blog. I don't think it's entirely vanity. I think it's a great way for like-minded-peeps to get together when they can't physically get together because, say, three children are bouncing off and tugging on various body parts while we try to have a conversation.
So grab a cup of coffee and I'll see you at our coffee spot.