Stop. Pull over to the curb, kid. Why? What do you mean why? Are you dense? You are blogging under the influence, kid.
You visit another blog and from the goodness of your heart you astound me with your pure, unmitigated presumptuousness.
Here’s your rap sheet:
- You want to change the world. Fine. I can live with that. But you elect to start with me. Oh boy, aren’t you clueless!
- You want to change me the way you thought a friend should conduct himself. Beatch.
- You insult me by resorting to emotional blackmail. I will just fart in your general direction. Don’t say I did not warn you.
- You aim to convert me to your kind of spirituality. I’m a heathen with an attitude. You should have known better.
- You thought I should finish a fight you’ve started. Read my lips: I don’t declare a blog war just on somebody’s say so.
- You thought I don’t know the definition of friendship or healthy online relationship. And you do?
- You thought sarcasm would work on me. Try reason, my friend.
- You threaten a guy who has nothing. I have nothing. I’m a big unknown. Why do you want to mess with Silly Boy huh?
- Watch your tone. There’s only one person allowed to use that kind of tone on me. And although she’s dead for 8 years, I have no intention of bequeathing you that right and privilege.
In short, you are not my mother
Not in a million years.
Here’s Lori of Think Like a Black Belt’s post on emotional predators. She’s got by far a more sober discussion on signs and traits that Dark Hearts use to manipulate people. Check that one out and her other articles. They are very insightful.
Roy of The Struggling Blogger has written a post on the dangers of blogging to your self-esteem. While this current episode in my blogging has only raised my hackles, I consider that it may put a damper on your enthusiasm for blogging. Roy’s post is a great read for greater understanding of these dark creatures of the blogosphere.
All is not lost, buddy
The good thing is I’m just letting off steam, my friend. This is a small world. And I’m just passing by. Just as you are. I will not have it said I splurged my time and energy on enmity and useless pursuits. I still value you as a friend. Can’t see why we can’t hit it off well again.
And please value yourself more. No amount of group hug can replace your lack of self-worth. No matter how many friends you surround yourself with, this is nothing if you don’t value yourself truly.
See? Presumptuousness works both ways. You presume. I can presume, too – but only better.
Respect still rules
The key to online friendship? Respect. Just don’t presume too much. And hey, go easy on the holier than thou attitude. Blogging under the influence is a scary business.
Did I scare you with this rant? Perhaps you’d prefer I suffer in silence and be gentlemanly about it? What do you think, guys? Out with it.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!