Friday, August 28, 2009
THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN
Or..."Is It Just Me?--part deux"
Ever follow someone--maybe even promote their blog (perhaps via a logo) on yours--only to then realize; "Um, I don't think I really like you anymore"?
Has this happened to anyone else?
Well, after reading one such blog this morning, I realize; I don't much care for this person.
I'm the first to admit that I am far from being everyone's 'cup 'o tea'. I am what my Mom would call 'an acquired taste'.
I'm certainly not for everyone and am old enough--God knows--to realize that we can't please all people anyway.
However, were someone to follow me and then suddenly stop and remove themselves as a follower--I guess I would have to ask myself "why?". I think it only right if we judge others (you know who you are) then we should be fair and brave enough to judge ourselves.
And after writing this blog this morning, I, too, may experience some loss of followers and may very well have to sit down and have that good heart to heart with myself. Or a drink. Either one.
Not always good in my case as I am quite harsh on myself and seem to need approval; call it the 'youngest of nine syndrome'--or neurosis if you want to get all technical.
So, I'm reading said blog this morning--that shall go nameless--and thought; "What a serious pompous ass this person is!" Seriously.
Complaining about not getting into their favorite restaurant--which they frequent regularly--'cause someone else had the nerve to reserve it for a private occasion. How dare someone retire, get promoted, get married or celebrate a birthday when this person and their family are hungry! The sheer audacity.
Then the blogger goes on to write that they had to go--gasp!!--somewhere else and that the kitchen actually made this persons spouse and child something to eat that wasn't on the menu to pacify and appease them. Now, the child I can maybe understand: Fussy eater? Allergies? But the spouse?
Now, I could be wrong, but if you are blessed to be able to live in a lovely, enviable area (which no doubt was worked hard for; I'm not saying that it isn't deserved or earned) and are equally blessed to frequent ANY restaurant on a regular basis, then in my book you are blessed enough.
Most of us would like your problems for five minutes.
Now, since I was a new follower of this blog, I don't particularly feel any guilt about removing myself what-so-ever.
This goes right along with those to whom you comment on their blogs regularly (not just once) but who have never ONCE commented on yours.
So, the tribe has spoken. You are so off the island.
So, my beautiful friends and bloggers, I once again ask that loaded question: Is it just me?