Aug 22, 2013

On the Whole Forbes and GOMI Thing

Here are my thoughts about the "outrage" that I see in my dam twitter feed about this Forbes and GOMI crap.

  • We are bloggers.  We put our lives out there for everyone to see.  If you can't handle the negative feedback that WILL come to you at some point, then don't blog. Simple.  It's no secret that this will happen. 
  • Who cares that Forbes decided to put GOMI as one of the best websites for women in top 100.  If you are going to sit there and say that you don't pay mind to it, then shut it.  Stop pretending to not care when you do, which is perfectly fine as well. But don't be a hypocrite. 
  • Yes, I agree that people say some mean stuff on GOMI and sometimes it can get out of control.  But that also happens in comments.  
  • You have to  have THICK SKIN to be a blogger.  The minute you let the negative break you down, step away and re-group then decide what YOU want for YOUR life and sanity. 
  • On our blogs, we say what we want to say.  It is our OPINION.  When you voice your opinion you are sometime also "bullying" other people without really knowing it.  So who are we to classify someone else website?  No one, that's who we are, we are no one. We are just bloggers who blog about what WE THINK is perfect for this world.  
  • If you don't like it, stop giving it more attention then. SIMPLE. You in turn are just creating more awareness of the site.  Stop it. Go back to blogging about reviews and life. Do what YOU do best. 
  • When you say shit on twitter and bash other bloggers about things you may not agree with, it's THE SAME EXACT SAME THING AS POSTING ON GOMI. We have all done it once.... it's OK, we are only human with a brain that sometimes doesn't function to be best of it's ability. 
  • If you aspire to be a big time blogger and leader in this blogging world, then you need to learn how to use your status to encourage other bloggers, not make them afraid of what we all love as blogging society. 
  • Get over yourself.  The people at Forbes are making the big bucks and I am sure they did research and knew the implications of listing GOMI. But don't go bashing their decision when you ARE NOT INVOLVED AT ALL and don't even know the background to how this article came about.  Remember, you think you MAY know, but you know nothing at all unless YOU ARE THE PERSON who is DIRECTLY involved. 
So when do you all think twitter and blog land will resume to the normal because quite frankly, it's sickening to see this crap! 



KT said...

This is the first i'm hearing about GOMI (and maybe it's because I'm a very novice blogger and havent' been blogging long?). And yeah I totally agree with you - some people just suck and will write horrible mean things because they can hide behind a computer screen. Or bloggers will write ridiculous posts (obvi not you!) and the whole world will hate on them. I don't blog a lot because sometimes i'm afraid of the backlash (and I have other reasons too) but I've met nice people blogging (::waves::) so I'll take the good with the bad, you know?

off to the Googles to go see what this GOMI thing is about!

Britt said...

Yup. You know how I feel about this. GOMI is awesome & people throw around the term "cyber bullying" way too easily. Learn to take some constructive criticism and get over yourself.

This is why I never follow any big bloggers on Twitter. They are so fucking annoying.

Ashley a.k.a. Sweaty Girl said...

Thank you. Luckily I was only aware of this newest OMG situation due to a repost by a blogger on FB. Bloggers be crazy sometimes. LOL.

Jules McMurray said...

I am clueless... going over to google GOMI now....

Mary Long said...

I too had to google GOMI - totally clueless. But isn't this site and a comedian poking fun at someone basically the same thing? Maybe I do not know enough about to understand the uproar. I have not received negative feedback and I am sure it will sting but I think I would respond my killing them with kindness or just not respond at all. Most times, silence is golden!

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Cat said...

I love you for this post! I'm always a bit uneasy when a blogger I like posts about GOMI, because it typically tends to be something about "cyberbullying" and how unfair it is.

I really enjoy GOMI, and I feel like it serves a very real purpose. I look at it like this: Not everyone is going to like me, and some of the people that dislike me are going to say unkind things about me. That isn't bullying, just a difference in opinion and lifestyle. I would rather learn from what they say than ignore them as "haters." Some bloggers confuse criticism with bullying.

Jen said...

This post is exactly why you are awesome!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Rant it out!!! I have no idea about any of this so clearly I'm out of the Twitter loop. Win in my opinion!

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