The Dust Has Settled

I had no idea when I made a comment to one of my fellow blogger friends that it would stir up such a hornet’s nest of controversy. It turns out many people have an opinion on the subject I had raised. It had to do with making connections with other bloggers when you are a new blogger. And should the more established bloggers reciprocate with their commenters and go and visit the commenter’s blog? and comment? Then this lead to another comment from me about the Big bloggers and how they attract new bloggers to their sites.

Many people weighed in on all my comments. By the end of the day I was still standing or sitting but just barely. 😀  I had struck a nerve apparently. This topic was on many people’s minds and they had a definite opinion about it.

There was some heated dialogue at times. There were many people who disagreed with me. There were many that agreed with me and offered support.

It did open a dialogue between me and the Bigger bloggers. This I see as a good thing. I think we all went back to our blogging corners and thought about it. We saw each other a little more clearly. We saw a bit of the person behind the comments and opinions. The person behind the blog. We were able to see things from each others perspective a bit better.

So I would say on the whole it was a good thing and positive experience. I want to say to you bloggers who are brand new to not get scared off by all this. Don’t be afraid to make comments. Sometimes you probably will stick your foot in your mouth. I know I did just recently when after a day of hearing all the arguments against my opinion,  I misinterpreted someone’s post and left a snarky comment and felt I had to apologize.

I appreciate that some of my more experienced blogger friends offered me some support and advice. I appreciate that some of my fellow newbie bloggers did the same. I really appreciate very much the blogger friends I have made. xo

You see that’s the thing for me. It is the connections I make that mean a lot to me. Thanks guys.

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “The Dust Has Settled

  1. mewhoami

    This is a great attitude to have! After reading several of the comments, reblogs, etc I was curious how you were holding up. I commend you for your positive outlook and willingness to see other peoples’ perspectives. As Doobster’s quotation stated the other day, “Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” Glad you posted this.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Well this was my first time and it was hard. Also I had someone that was angry. And I felt misunderstood because I thought many people missed my point. Oh well. I am feeling better. It was painful the day it happened.

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  2. D

    Very humble response. I think what makes you different from the others is you can make “lemonade out of the lemons” and come out a better person … it’s good to be provocative sometimes 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I don’t know. I really did not plan to be provocative to that extent. I was kind of standing on my soap box on my own blog telling a blogging friend something a bit dramatically. But you are right. If it got people thinking then that’s good. Maybe it opened up some communication. Like pointing at an elephant in the room. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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      1. D

        Sometimes those soapbox thoughts are more than what you need to get people talking 🙂 and many just needed a nudge to get them to say something about it.

        We’ll watch out for more …

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  3. annanolan2014

    As I have mentioned before, Deborah, I do admire your friendliness and generosity of spirit. I guess some people are better at making connections than others – you are a true Master! I would hope I sit somewhere round the middle of the spectrum, though even that assessment might be a tad optimistic. But, with you setting such an excellent example, I might just nudge a bit further towards the desirable end … xxx

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