Sunday, May 31, 2009

SAY SOMETHING . . . OR NOT

Have you ever wanted to leave someone an anonymous comment that says I hate your blog--it sucks--it's ugly, and you're really uninteresting?

No? Good girl. Well, I've wanted to do it. Once or twice. But I've never followed through; I resist every time. (Are you resisting right now with my blog?)

However, I do have fantasies. Fantasies about calling it like I see it. ('Cause golly, I never do that, do I?)

And then my shiny little Nice Streak rolls out of bed and yawns, Seriously? Do you really want to ruin her whole freaking month?

I sigh. I really don't.

Mostly.

22 comments:

A Way Down South In Dixie said...

Gosh, I suddenly really want to defend my poor little insignificant corner of cyber-space. Yeah, it's ugly--I'm cheap. Yeah, it's boring, but my kids are cute. It's for the grandmas,sheesh!

A Way Down South In Dixie said...

Hmmm, just occurred to me that since I've never seen your info on our site meter it probably wasn't MY blog you were referring to. Whew!

meg said...

No need to defend, Dixie. Yours isn't the type of blog I'm talking about.

Alicia said...

It was mine, wasn't it?

The Fear Fam said...

Well, I know it can't be mine, because mine's not ugly. Uninteresting at times, but never ugly.

Once, during the election, a well-known blog I used to follow decided to get political (it was a mormon mommy type blog), and the author was so rude and condescending that I was ready to really rip into her... until I noticed she turned off the comments for that particular post. So I just stopped reading her instead.

meg said...

Something you ladies should know: I don't purposely post things that directly relate to people who I know read my blog. In fact, if I'm going to post something that I think might offend someone specifically even though it wasn't aimed at them, I'll send them an email the night before to let 'em know that what I'm about to write isn't directed at them. No kidding. I verge on nice sometimes.

Hen Pecks said...

Whatever. It's mine. I know it is.

Wait... You designed mine. So if it is mine, you are into self hate.

meg said...

Oh Mom, I just love you more every day.

On that, The Husband said he's making you a medal. You should call him and talk about it. Thinks you deserve a medal and wants to make you one. Love that man.

rabidrunner said...

May I make a minor observation?
This is in direct correlation to your personality. I don't know you physically but I think I know you cosmically. Therefore this is a cosmic observation instead of a physical one.

It seems to me, dearest Megan, that you and I could disagree violently on something - an ugly blog for example - and we could still be friends.

There are many parts to a person (even the private parts) and you recognize that an ugly blog (or ugly privates) is only one small (or large) part of that person. Small or large, either way, it's just a part.

Am I correct? I like to call this Cosmic Tolerance of Opinion Polarity. (I should do a post on that one.)

Disagree with me. I dare ya...

J said...

I do this on facebook, except I don't refrain from the snarky comments. then I get into facebook fights. bad idea.

meg said...

Violent disagreement, eh? Violent, you say? Quite passionate about this blog issue, huh? Interesting.

And I do agree on your CTOP. Isn't most everything just a little part? It's the parts that make a person. Like weighing pros and cons, I think you have to weigh the parts of a person. More parts you like than don't like (for I'm pretty sure you can't like every single part of a person): Friends. More parts you don't like than like: Not-so-friends.

And because of this I again agree with you: even through vehement (or violent, as the case may be) disagreement on certain topics we still be fine friends.

Awaiting your post on CTOP.

meg said...

Facebook fights, J? You little troublemaker. Now that's darn funny.

rabidrunner said...

AX-tually, I'm violent about people not respecting each other's opinions. But then, you had that figured out... (Just wanted to use AX in actually - it being a violent weapon 'n all).

How's that for irony? Having a violent opinion about people not letting each other have their own opinions.

Ironical.

J said...

I do what I can. When the husband comes home he chuckles at my freak-outs. Being a social worker, I get a little feisty about social issues. Although, maybe being so feisty isn't very social work-y?

meg said...

Ironical indeed.

I'm violent about people being able to substantiate their opinions. Don't tell me something if you're not going to back it up with reason (no matter how convoluted as reality is a variable element), logic, evidence, experience, research, or all of the above.

I say, Have your opinions friends, but have a reason for having them. To each their substantiated own.

Truly.

amelia said...

More along the lines of "Why do you link to Seriously So Blessed and label it as 'SOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!' when you are the EXACT type of blog SSB makes fun of?"

rookie cookie said...

You really would have ruined her month.

meg said...

Amelia, you're brilliant. That's a concept that's been floating around it my head and I couldn't quite pinpoint it. Nicely (and accurately, if you ask me) done.

And Rookie, keep your big mouth shut. Dear.

Jeannie said...

we don't have to follow every impulse we have.

glad to know you didn't follow this one.

there must be a backstory here; surely you wouldn't want to blast someone like that out of the blue?

Keli'i and Megan said...

I always think it takes more strength and self control to keep your mouth shut than voice whatever opinions we have. Doesn't mean I don't believe in expressing my opinion, just that I don't believe that attacking people ever does any good either. And really, what good would it do to tell someone their blog sucks? And why do we care?

Amanda said...

What about in real life? I sometimes blurt out things I shouldn't in real life. And then it gets me in trouble. That filtering thing between the brain and mouth breaks down. I'm glad you have a filter.

I like Keli'i and Megan's comment.

Melissa said...

found you through that blogluxe awards. i LOVE your blog!!
btw...
all the time. but i figure that there are so many other blogs out there, why bother, y'know. i just don't ever have to go back to the one i thought was ugly and boring...
hey,
maybe that's why i hardly have any readers.
lightbulb moment...
my blog is ugly and boring...
omg...you were talking about me!
;)
http://www.rockanddrool.com