Sunday, January 13, 2013

Supportive much?

Liebster Blog Award gave me the opportunity to talk about something important and that is support. The fact is that there are a million blogs and writers around the world and in order to be known and have your blog read by other people, hard work is demanded and dedication. But are those two enough?


No! In order to move forward you need people's’ support too and that’s not something everyone is willing to do. Some are supportive, some aren’t and some just haven’t thought about it. Let me explain. When I say supportive I mean the simple stuff, like read another writer’s blog, comment on their post, discuss with them, RT a tweet about their work and if there are more you can do…why not? Is it hard to RT a tweet? Is it too much to make a comment, to share an opinion, to search for new blogs? As a blogger I believe we MUST support each other. There is no harm on it and I don’t believe that we should be competitive to each other. So far I was treated very nice by others and I treated them nice too and every day I try to do something more for someone else too. I strongly believe that we must be team players and that demands pure feelings and nice attitude. Why not to answer a question that people ask you? You may not do it on the spot, but there must be a moment sometime when you will have five minutes of your time to write an answer.

I just don’t get selfish people. My mind can’t find a logical explanation on why they act that way. I grew up learning to help people around me as much as I can, but I learned to leave those who don’t deserve it too. So, I will make an attempt to help a fellow writer, reader, blogger, but if I distinguish signs of selfishness…I will just walk away. For me it is very important to be respected and nice but if someone just takes from you and never gives anything back…tell me…why bother?

Liebster Blog Award is a very nice attempt to connect with others and find new people and go through theirs blogs, notice their work and I am super happy that Riza Ponciano nominated me and told me know about it. So, once again, thank you very much Riza.

I hope my post wasn’t too aggressive or mean. This wasn’t my intention, but I just felt the need to express those feelings and share with you my thoughts. I’m waiting your opinion. If you think I am wrong…don’t hesitate to tell me.

Thank you for reading. 

10 comments:

  1. Can I also not hesitate to tell you I think you're completely right? Yes. I think you hinted at, also, the fact that things shouldn't be 'sugarcoated'. I like this! I don't appreciate people ONLY posting positive things. Obviously, post positive comments- but constructive too is great :D I read your post on 'Liking or hating a book is really subjective' and I liked that just as much as this (:
    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you very much. I am happy that you can relate with my point of view. I like to hear what people think either we agree or not. Frankly, when someone agrees with me it makes me happy because I know that I am not living in my own world and there are others like me too. :)
      Thank you very much too for taking time to read and comment.

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  2. I love this post, and it wasn't aggressive at all. It's something we all need to hear: when someone gives you, you give back in return. If you cannot give back, you at least show some appreciation. Seriously, I feel bad when I do support or help someone and the person doesn't appreciate.

    Thanks once again for this post! :)

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    1. Thank you very much.
      I feel that way too and the truth is that there are many people who just don't appreciate even the slightest move to do for them. And that exists on "online life" and "offline life" too. (If I put it right.)

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  3. First, congrats on the nomination!

    Second, your post wasn't too mean. :) I always enjoy coming to your site and reading about your opinions/insights. You have a right to speak your mind, and it wasn't overly negative. I agree with you on this post. Some people aren't supportive in the blogger/writing world, and that is just sad. It doesn't take more then a few minutes to write a comment or reply to a post. It also shouldn't matter if you agree with what someone wrote or not, just that you took the time to strike up a conversation and gave your opinion on the subject. The person probably spent a lot of time on that post. On the other hand, there are some great people out there like you, and other bloggers that I have come across that are nothing but supportive.

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    1. Thank you very very much Kay. I try to do the best I can. I visit other blogs and read and make comments. One day I may not have the time but the next I will make time. The point is that I will visit other blogs and I will read and I will comment and I will RT and everything else I can. Leave me your link if you want so I can visit your blog too.
      Thanks for your time. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Don't worry. I get this all the time.
    I love to be supportive of other writers. They want me to promote them and don't do the same for me. It's a two way street and people only care about themselves.
    It's not mean, it's the truth. Unfortunately, some people are really selfish and if that can change, then our support system can increase for everybody and we'll all be better off.

    Mindy

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    1. It's just that my mind can't understand those people!! It is too weird to me. Why someone would act that way? ( I haven't forgot the inspiratonal tips. I will read them soon. :) )

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  5. Congrats on the nomination! I just got nominated and am in the middle of writing my post ^_^ That's kind of how I came across your awesome blog:) I totally agree about the support, and I swear you just majorly inspired me! I get the selfish people thing to. I'm not saying I'm in anyway perfect, or that I'm not selfish at times, but people that are constantly watching out for themselves grate on my nerves... hehe..

    Oh, btw here's my blog if you decide you want to check it out XD http://www.theread-a-holic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Congrats on the nomination too. :) I followed your blog and I will go through your pages from now on. Calling my blog "awesome" and telling me that I "majorly inspired you", made me really really happy. Thank you very much.
      Of course no one is perfect or totally unselfish but the will to help and the things you do to show it... matters! I think I do my best but there are more I can do and I am doing them...day by day.

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