Sarah blogs over at City Girl Gone Country. She is as sweet as can be, and earlier this week she got a hateful ANONYMOUS comment on her blog. She was obviously upset and hurt and I have been thinking about it ever since. I am sure that this kind of thing happens all the time. We as bloggers, put a lot of ourselves out there. Some might say we are just asking for it, but are we really? I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me, or voicing their opinion about something provided they do not hide behing anonymity and express their views in a non hateful, non judgemental manner. Why do some people feel the need to lash out, and as was the case with the comment on Sarah's blog be just downright cruel and hateful? There is no need and no excuse for this kind of poor behavior....we as a blogging community need to strive to do better. Let's support each other and when we come upon something that we don't care for, don't agree with or are offended by, instead of being downright mean or offensive, let's just move on. If it is something that you really feel passionate about, by all means comment away. But make your point in an intelligent, non offensive manner....one that instigates a healthy debate, not one that causes confusion and hurt. I want to believe that we are all better than that.
So in light of my mini soapbox, I wanted to share what inspired the post today. A Manifesto For Kindness. I found this little gem at The Smile Collective. They are striving to create a manifesto a week through the end of the year. Check it out, there are already some great ones posted and best of all you can click and print for the bargain price of FREE!! How great is that?
Good night, all!