I finally did it. What finally pushed me over the edge was Opinionated Man over at Harsh Reality and many other older, well established, popular bloggers suggesting it was wrong not to do so.
So what were my insane issues:
Stealing: Using other people’s hard work & talent to improve the content of my blog.
Technical skill: How do I do this thing, it is so much easier to type babble and take pictures of my pets.
Upsetting the victim: I love having my work reblogged (Hint, hint, please reblog my work), but I am an attention seeker and secretly arrogant, other people may be shy.
Upsetting my readers: Some of the blogs I read are a little naughty, I am secretly a bad girl, don’t judge me, and sometimes I say naughty things in other blog’s comments. I’m 46 and married give me a break!
Leading someone the wrong way: What if this new website I send you to goes weird? Who hasn’t recommended a restaurant only to have that restaurant be awful on the next visit. If I recommend a website am I vouching for it? Is it my duty to protect you from the internet?
And I would be permanently linked to this website, if they do wrong I will be punished!
And you won’t love me anymore! And I will be lonely! (Shut up family, you don’t count!)
My readers are different: What if I led some sweet old lady to a site that used raunchy bad words? Well actually that would be okay, older ladies can be really naughty. But I have younger followers and lots of other vulnerable people. I am a mother! Then again I’m probably not your mother, my kids never read this!
Daring to try and suck up to my betters: What right do I; insignificant, talentless autistsix or worse yet Lisa, have to suggest other bloggers would want to be seen on my pathetic site? Yes I vacillate between arrogance & crippling self doubt, yes yes I am aware the truth is somewhere in between but where?
Being Trolled: If I upset anybody I might be trolled, what would I do? I have seen really confident bloggers who seem much less controversial than me trolled and disappearing. I don’t want to lose my blog, I love my blog!
But reblogging is apparently what good, polite bloggers do. So I’ve done it! Bring it on, Haters! No please don’t, I’m only a poor little crazy person!
If you are mean to me I’ll send my vicious attack dog to bite you!
I love you! Reblog me, please!
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