Before I get into this post, I just want to say that this is my personal opinion and if you do not like it, then please do not spread hate in the comments below or I will have to block you from ever commenting again and I really don't want to have to do that. Also, I will not be mentioning the names of bloggers, and I encourage you to do the same.
Lately there has been a lot of drama going around the blogosphere and not only is everyone else tired of it, but so am I. When I started blogging, it was amazing and it still is! I got to meet awesome bloggers and authors and it was fantastic! Now, when I started Twitter, I noticed that is where all the smack went down.
Now, two days ago, drama was caused once again and now the entire blogging community is pointing fingers, taking sides and basically in chaos and to be honest, I am sick of it. I started blogging to meet new people that share the same interests as me. I did not come to blogging so my timeline on Twitter can be filled with drama, lies and hate and I know a lot of you didn't either.
Not only has the drama been in the blogging community, but also the booktube community. Especially of Richard Denney's booktube video where he talks about how he can't afford booktube. MAJOR outrage came from some popular booktubers and they accused him of bashing them and spreading hate, when that wasn't the case at all. He was simply voicing his opinion of how he felt about his own booktube channel, and people got the idea that he was bashing everyone who had a booktube.
My fellow book lovers, we are a community that share the love for one thing: books. Why must we feel the need to cause unnecessary drama? Why must we feel the need to publicly bash someone or their opinions of something?
Don't get me wrong, I know there is good and bad to the internet, but if I want to voice my opinion on disliking a series or a certain thing, why do you need to feel the need to tell me I'm wrong or stupid? Why do you need to fill the need to go to your DM's and spread hate or lies about someone?
Not too long ago, I found out that a blogger that I thought I was friends with had bashed me and my blog just because I won something and she didn't. Was I shocked? Of course! Did I do something wrong to her to get her angry at that? Not at all! Do I still treat her with respect and kindness? Absolutely! Why? Because it's the right thing to do and I would never want to stoop down to her level. But, I also decided to keep my distance from her because I don't like nor appreciate that kind of negativity.
I think it's time we all take a step back and grow up. Like our momma's always told us, "If you got nothing nice to say, then don't say it at all." So, my advice to you? Don't say something you wouldn't want your boss, your parents, or anyone else to see. Because remember, once it's out on the internet, it will always be there.
Now, instead of bashing other bloggers and bringing them down, let's try and spread the positivity. Use the hashtag #SassyLove on twitter and say something positive about a blogger, a book or something you love! Let's try and bring this community back together and to remind ourselves to always stay positive.
My #SassyLove to you is: You are amazing. You are talented and you are unique. Never let someone bring you down for what you believe in and always remember: you are AWESOME!