Friday, June 13, 2008
Why People Stop Blogging
Now that the dust has settled around Style Bytes, I thought I might add my two cents. Agathe had a fantastic blog going for her and I'm really going to miss it. Especially since she took the whole thing offline and I can't even paw throught the archives looking for fresh material either. But the sad reality is that blogging is kind of hard work and its difficult to keep up, especially at the quality level she had.
Does anyone remember Leith from You Know You Love it? Her blog was in freakin' ELLEgirl and totally got me hooked on fashion on the internet. She stopped for about a year and is back to it now, but read this quote from her: "Maybe you have heard of You Know You Love It? I loved it for some time, but then it sucked away my soul and washed down the marrow with some nice red wine."
When you are high profile, you get a lot of flak. Leith ended up getting a lot of ridiculous and completely uncalled-for negative comments. Of course when you are popular, some will like you and some will hate you. Hell, I hate Fall Out Boy though the rest of the world seems to disagree. But when you are constantly having negativity shoved in your face all the time, it becomes a drag. I'm saying this because some nasty commenter called me a "stupid cunt" in my last post because I don't like Peter Gabriel! How lame is that? All that proves is that she has terrible taste in music and likes to spend her time making other people feel bad. Haters should really stop wasting my time and theirs. I have an opinion and so do you, and just because they are different DOES NOT MAKE ME A CUNT.
Umm, so why do people stop blogging? Because it gets stressful and negative commenters are a bitch. Enough said. Luckily for me, the positive more than enough make up for the negative.