I know that many of you won't know the specifics of this posting but I also know you have been in the situation of knowing folks who are at odds with one another and how uncomfortable it can be for the bystanders.
I'm a very lucky girl. I have for the most part been exempt from bloggers going bad. Oh, that's not to say that I haven't had a tiff or two with folks, or a difference of view point with some, or even had to delete some random "stranger than fiction" nut jobs rant or worse the "stupid man guy". And in the spirit of live and let live, I have not named names etc for some time.
The reason for that is that it never makes the other person look like an idiot....rather it's a party for one.......yep, me that looks and acts like a fool if I give in to the devil, getting even. And each time I have been a stinker, I have had a hard time scrubbing the egg off my face. Standing on principal is a suckers bet in my head. I crave peace and harmony in my old age. Wait, I'm a dirty dreaded hippie, I crave peace and love and rock and roll. So, when I watch and read a train wreck in progress with other bloggers, my stomach turns, my heart hurts and I am drawn into the bigger picture of Being Nice matters so much more than one upmanship. Besides standing on the I'm right pedestal isn't all it's cracked up to be. But to each their own, I guess.
The last time I regressed was when a buyer was a nitpicker and I was offended. Time before that was when someone ripped of a recipe from my favorite southern gal and didn't even wait a day to post it (some people's children ain't bright ya'll). And I promised myself, at the time, it was the last time I would "go there". But I hurt for others when they are trying to do something unique and fun and someone else has a hard on about the letter of the law. Blog parties should be just that.....fun. Not a playground for cyber bullies, or nanee nanee boo boo folks, or nit pickers with a eye on my way or the highway.
Words weigh more than we even imagine....the weight can crush a spirit...and do we really want that little Karma bead added to the necklace girlfriends????. I'm not standing in judgement of either of the participants in this weeks phfffft, I am just preaching the law....harm ye none of your sista's. After all the PM party was all about sistas.
Damn it girls play nice or no more fun times, got it? Kiss, Kiss, Hug, Hug, The Omalator.