Success & Failure Could Be Those You Surround Yourself With


I started blogging officially in 2009, but had to keep a blog well before that for the virtual world I was working for. My blog started as a place to say and do what I wanted. Through my years of blogging I have made friends and left friends for various reasons. #1 on the list is because I don’t like what they are doing, or how they’re doing it. I’m not talking hair and make up here folks.

Nope, I’m talking finding out that people aren’t following the rules, are merciless to others, are wolves in sheeps clothes etc. If you think that PR doesn’t know who each blogger you’re hanging out with is you couldn’t be more wrong, and you could be judged on THEIR actions. You know the old addage “Birds of a Feather, Flock Together”?

When you’re a blogger and builing your stats PR and sponsors are watching constantly. If you have 5000 Twitter followers you obviously don’t know each of those people. For all you know PR slipped in as an “Egg” that many bloggers discriminate against, just to see what you’re up to and if you’d be a good fit for their product or services.

We don’t have to be perfect, because we’re human and that won’t happen, but we can work to be the best, most honest, and sincere bloggers we can be. When you’re on Facebook and a person asks for help and you leave a snarky comment to the effect of “I had to figure it out myself, I’m not helping anyone”, I guarantee that other bloggers won’t help you when you need it and any PR that is watching is less than impressed.

We work so hard to brand ourselves, build our stats, build our social media, don’t ruin all the good you’re doing by dishing like Cruella. NO! Be that good cheery person you are offline, online as well. We need each other, we are each different, running different types of blogs, and we are not in competition with one another.


6 Replies to “Success & Failure Could Be Those You Surround Yourself With”

  1. Youre very right. and not only does PR know it, but your readers do too. I have seen many bloggers join with bloggers in say group giveaways and just cringed. You see, word gets around in non blogging circles I think much quicker than in the blogging circles.
    I am not saying there arent cheating, cruel and heartless sweepers (or actual readers) but we have ‘less to lose’ if we let each other know who to avoid. We also know as you say “I’m talking finding out that people aren’t following the rules, are merciless to others, are wolves in sheeps clothes etc.” very quickly.
    I think you actually hit the nail on the head- be yourself and be as pleasant online as you are offline. On the readers side as well as the bloggers, be genuine, speak your mind but be tactful, play fair and as they say treat others as you would like to be treated.
    Great post Joie!

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