Hello friends! I hope you have had a lovely week. I am just writing a brief little post to say hello and check in. This blogging world is funny sometimes, because even if you step away from just a few days, you start to feel disconnected, as if you're missing out.
I also wanted to talk to you about something that I have noticed lately. As I have had a couple of days to step back I have noticed several of my friends bring up the fact that there has been an influx of negativity in the blog world.
Things such as nasty comments, criticizing comments, and overall opinionated comments. It saddens me to see that a community that was once so supportive of each other might be taking a turn towards the latter. Yes, there has always been competition and even some jealousy but now with social media, people are able to hide behind their computers say whatever they want without a second thought. It seems like gone are the days when if you had nothing nice to say it was best not to say it at all.
But amongst all the negativity, I have also seen people stand up for people and give them a piece of their mind. The problem there, is that it becomes an us vs. them mentality and I think it takes away from what we are trying to accomplish and that is: to inspire others, to bring a little pretty to someone's ordinary day or an escape from everyday life.
Which brings me to right now, I want to express my personal gratitude for those who visit this little place, those who take the time to comment and leave nothing but wonderful, encouraging words for me.
I am still one of those blessed ones who day after day receives kindness and love.
So for that I thank you.
What do you think? have you seen an increase in negativity? or are we just overly sensitive to other's opinion?
I hope to see you later on tonight at The Inspiration Gallery.
with so much love,