If you don’t like it, don’t read it.
The other day I wrote a post called “Is your blog crap?” and perhaps I should have called it “Do you ever feel like your blog is crap?” or “Do you ever like your blog doesn’t make the grade?” because if you actually read the post you would know that was what it was about. You also would have known that I wrote it because I sometimes feel like that.
But I didn’t.
Because I was in the middle of a conference, in the middle of a holiday to New York City.
What I wanted to do, and continue to want to do, is to share some of the incredible information I have learnt over here. I didn’t have heaps of time to do that, just snippets here and there and so I wrote that post in between sessions. It wasn’t a super thought out post, just something cool that I had found helpful. Why did I write it? Because I am the only Aussie blogger, at least from the personal space, who is over here and I wanted to share what I am learning. And because I found it one of the most helpful sessions of the conference.
But as I sit here now I have been looking back through twitter and catching up (twitter is another thing I haven’t had a lot of time for) and I find that my post annoyed some people and led to some unkind, not so subtle comments.
And so I am here, a little hurt and annoyed.
So look, if you don’t want to hear about the conference or anything I have to say, feel free not to read. If you think it’s patronising for me to blog about then move right along, if you think I am just jumping on some bandwagon, then you are the one missing out. I have sat in front of some of the world’s leading blogging and social media thinkers over here and I am going to keep talking about it here – if you are not interested that is fine, but please keep you unkindness to the privacy of DMs and email…or even better, your own mind.
Edit: Actually, if you have something to say then feel free to actually say it. If you can constructively add to this, or any other conversation, with intelligence and good humor them please – I welcome that!