Today’s prompt was simple: remember your manners, say please and thank you, and behave as you would in real life. That way, as in life, you might just be amazed at how much help and advice you’re offered by fellow bloggers, should you ever need it. For most of today I’ve been pondering the reasoning behind Shimelle’s thinking for this post, as in, why does she feel the need to spend a whole prompt reminding us of our blogging manners?
And then I got it: I know of a blog, known as Smack Blog, where its whole reason for being is to slag off scrapbooking and scrapbookers. Before this evening, I’d never even looked at it, but in the interest of research I just have and I won’t be returning. It appeared to be a forum intended solely for destroying the good name of UKScrappers, for gloating at the demise of Scrapbook Inspirations magazine and for pulling to pieces the talents of various design team members. I don’t mind admitting that I was shocked by some of the comments I read.
Years ago, a friend said to me, “You know what your problem is? You always expect people to behave as you do and you should try to stop thinking that, because you’re the one left hurt and upset when they don’t.”
So the bottom line of this prompt appears to me to be: Play nicely, be kind and generous with your blogging and comments and hopefully you will receive the same back.
(If I’ve read too much into today’s prompt, please feel free to tell me so …. but nicely, of course!)