“Guess what Magaly? I saw the coolest looking journal and I was so going to get it for you! But the kids got all rowdy while we were at the store and I totally forgot. It was all glittery; you’d have loved it.” My friend let out a sigh loaded with regret.
I glanced at her desk and beamed. “Mmm! What about that cute pinkish thing?” I chin-pointed at a small colorful journal covered with daisies and stripes.
“You like it?” Her eyes widen with expectation.
“Like it?” I blew out some air to show how silly her question sounded. “Love it!”
“Please take it. It will be so cool to see you write your stories on something I gave you!”
She chuckled and shook her head. “Why do you waste your time and skills on a useless blog? Do some real writing. You are dedicated enough. You might be able to come up with something decent, if you put your mind into it.”
My mind was immediately flooded with about a thousand comebacks, some more colorful than others, but I chose one I believed to be perfect for the situation: “Hm, and I thought you weren’t smart enough to issue insults disguised as praises. How marvelous.”
I continued walking to my office and she stayed in the middle of the hallway, probably trying to figure out what I had meant, although I doubted she ever will. There is something about ignorance, which blinds some people in such a way that they fail to recognize their own stupidity—even if it hits them right in the face.
The last encounter brought to mind Melanie’s post, “Write On! Blog Proud”, where she encouraged all bloggers to display their writing with pride. Her post was a response to Don Mills Diva’s, “Write On! Respect the blog” where she issued the same invitation, after she read an article which pretty much described bloggers as scum.
Today, I display my Write On! Respect The Blogger banner proudly. And because one of my most cherished Eclectic Pagan Values is Acceptance, I accept that some journalists feel so threatened by the emergence of quality blogging—which might be leaving them without a job—that they will do/write anything to feel better about themselves.
If you are proud of your blog, show it by displaying your banner and writing your own post about the issue.
Go ahead, “Write On!”
I want to thank Jennifer from Goats In The Garden, for my 1st blog award! And because I believe that all my blogger friends are super lovely, I put all my favorites in a small cauldron and randomly selected the following 13 (I know the rules say 15, but I’m a rebel!). Without further delay, I pass this award to:
Alchemist's Tea Party
Cheap Wine and Cookies
Following the Willowisp
Land of Dragons and Butterflies
Monsieur le Roi
Meadowsweet & Myrrh
Pixie’s World of Wonder
Pumpkins and Toadstools
SoulstringsPlease visit Jennifer’s blog for Award rules—yes my darlings, blogging fame is an organized business!