Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can YOU get off my internets...?

 Bloggin' again? Who am I?! I am starting to get a little better at this whole thing and I am loving it.

           Now on to what I wanted to discuss today...the site GOMI (or getoffmyinternets.com). I was reading Not Before My Tea last week and she was jokingly talking about how she wanted to be on the site. She brought it up again today about how she didn't agree with the site and she truthfully would not want to be on it...EVER!

           What is GOMI? It's a website where ladies (and probably some gentlemen) talk badly about bloggers. There are forums divided into "Healthy Living Bloggers", "Fashion Bloggers" etc. and then they just trash talk each blog. IT'S HORRIBLE! I went onto the site after seeing it on a couple other blogs and was intrigued by what these people would actually have to say about some of the blogs I read on a daily basis. What blows my mind is the fact that the people on this site follow these blogs (or at the very least, read them each day), follow them on twitter, instagram etc. just to bash them! They are caddy and spend time outta their day to nit pick every little thing. When will people learn that we are suppose to stick together and give each other confidence, not tear each other down? Yes we all love to gossip and I don't know if that's ever going to change but at the very least, we could not do it on an online platform.

           The other thing about this website that blows my mind is the fact that its not just a couple comments here and there...there are sometimes HUNDREDS that go on for a span of a year or so. And commenters are so happy with themselves when they right a mean comment and when someone comes into the forum and has some NICE to say, they all gang up on that person too! It is unlike anything I have ever seen. These women (who I am guessing are not teenagers) spend their days just finding little things that these women who are just like them (these bloggers aren't celebs; they are normal ladies who decided to start a blog) did wrong (the way they dress, the way they write, who they are dating blah blah blah) and publicly ridicule them!

          Hey guess what? Don't like a bloggers outfit? KEEP IT TO YOURSELF! We don't all dress like models on a daily basis and your probably sitting on your couch in pajamas so don' t judge!  Don't like something they wrote about? Send them a private email to discuss it or maybe comment on their blog (the blog that you are looking over with a fine tooth comb anyway.) Why do these people feel the need to public bash on these women; the women who are putting themselves out there for the world to see and don't need a group of women to sit behind a computer screen and be BULLIES because that's exactly what these people are BULLIES!!

       The last thing I have to say about this site before I try to forget it even exisited is: PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES! How many of these women on GOMI are bloggers then themselves? Probably not many. Try doing what they do and then maybe you wouldn't be so quick to judge them. Get a life and GET OFF MY INTERNETS!
<3 happy bloggin'

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