Blogging: a learning experience vs. closed-mindedness


It’s not okay for me to do ___, but you’re allowed to do it. Because if I do it, I’m being annoying and begging for attention even though I’m not really asking for it/any at all and simply ranting instead – whereas when you do it, you’re asking for attention because if people ignore you, then you start getting mad and ranting about how “no one” supposedly cares about your little hiss-y fit.

It’s also probably not okay for me to MAYBE talk about the same person or maybe NOT talk about the same person in my blog, therefore making this an indirect post slash I-just-need-to-freaking-rant post. And if you are reading this, it may or may not be about you. It could be about someone offline or online. What’s really the point? I believe I have the right to rant.

Now, if I decided to mention your name and tell you how ridiculous I think you’re being rather than emailing you about it – however, what good did that do the last time(?) – then I do believe that would be quite an immature action.

Instead, I’m using zero names, website links, dates, etc. This could have happened last night, last week, last month, last year – does the date really matter? No, because it still happened.

If a person sends an email to another regarding something they said or posted online and the receiver of that email makes a big deal out of such thing publicly, I consider that immature. It is very hateful and rude and going against exactly what said person supposedly believes in. If you blog about something you have not much knowledge on and treat said matter as though everything YOU say about it is true, you’re not being any bit of fair.

I just said “if”, though.

If that happens to happen, where is the fun in blogging? What is the genuine reason of your blog if you are not interested in learning more things about a topic and sometimes even admitting that you were possibly wrong?

IF it ever happens, be mature and keep it in private, like via email. That is the mature way. If the original sender of the email brings to the public web (what an understatement1), that’s a totally different story.

I just think blogging is also a type of learning experience; it’s much more than “just blogging”.

I also think it could apply to life.

But hey, what do I know? It’s not like I’m married, employed, and/or in college or anything.

And I think the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” comes into play with me perfectly.

  1. Or could this be an oxymoron/metaphor? If so, I can’t decide on which one.

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nyuu’s gravatar

I…simply have no clue what’s going on…lol ^^; But from the context of everything, you seem very right on about people should be respecting each other.

Just because you’re not married, employed, or in college–it doesn’t mean you can’t think. First, you’re not married–that says you’re smart enough to avoid that trap, second, employment is just way too mainstream, and college…Bill Gates didn’t finished college! (Okay, I’m being sarcastic now), but really, I find that I learn a lot more from kids than from adults.

Robin’s gravatar

“But hey, what do I know? It’s not like I’m married, employed, and/or in college or anything.” <– If someone automatically thinks they are right just because they are married, then I feel sorry for the person who is married to them.

Stephanie’s gravatar

Blogging might be a learning for people like you and me, but other people just don’t want to treat it, or life, as such. I think that your way is better.

After going through college, and seeing the stupid mess that it can be sometimes, I’d say that just being in college doesn’t mean much. Taking the experience and trying to learn means a lot. And sometimes, the most hard-working person doesn’t finish for personal reasons that nobody knows about. There are a lot of people in college who are not there to learn, but are there to have fun, or just think that it’s a necessary step for getting a job, which is totally the wrong way of thinking about it.