What? You Like My Blog? Piss Off!

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“Nice shoes.” “Great hair.” “Love your outfit today.” All fine compliments, and all compliments that would bring a smile to our face, brighten our day, make us stand a little taller. I’m five foot two and half and I’ll take any opportunity for a little more height, but it’s more than that. A compliment is a positive thing to be shared and received in a positive light. You wouldn’t respond to any of these compliments with a “Piss Off” or a “How dare you?!” would you? Okay, well if you would then maybe you should stop reading and check out my top posts on the right side bar.

In the blogging world there are awards. I’m sure you’ve seen the One Lovely Blog Award or the Very Inspiring Blog Award, to name a couple. When I first started my blog, I was fearful the blogging world would be an extended gripe session for those whose friends banned them from Facebook, a larger canvas for those from Twitter who couldn’t describe their gripe in 160 characters or less, or those from Pinterest who just didn’t think one photo would do their gripe justice. Well, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong, I mean Little Miss Wordy was so wrong!

In the short time I have been blogging, I have encountered some really kind, friendly, positive people who just happen to be extremely talented too. They are positive folks who go out of their way to welcome, motivate, and encourage each other. They share their thoughts, their knowledge, and even their tips for a more successful blog. That’s right! These folks are willing to share their followers and ultimately the spotlight. Not something we often see in our daily lives is it?

Which is why I was surprised when I saw a newbie blogger (even newbie-er) than myself, ask what such and such award meant because they were just awarded one. The response posted in the comments read, “it doesn’t mean anything at all…just like a chain letter.” Well, that’s encouraging (no really it isn’t)! The award may not be the Nobel Prize (no really it isn’t), but it is still a compliment.

It means someone did something every blogger/writer looks forward to no matter how long you’ve been blogging or what your ultimate goal is in doing so.

A) Someone actually read something you wrote.

B) If they are giving you an award, chances are they chose to follow your blog and have read multiple posts.

C) They like your writing so much they have taken the time to go through the award process just for you.

D) Did I mention they actually read what you wrote? Let’s not kid ourselves, if we didn’t want others to read our writing, then we would just keep a diary, with a key, and lock it and hide the diary under the floorboard in the closet, and guard the key with our lives. 

Let’s be honest here. When someone hits that “like” button on your post it makes you smile, unless you’ve had one too many Botox visits. When someone chooses to follow your blog, it makes you feel warm inside unless your Depends are leaking. And when someone decides something you wrote is worthy of being Freshly Pressed, I imagine you feel all the above and then some, unless you’re dead inside!  A compliment is a compliment!

So to those who have decided my blog is worthy of these awards, I say “Piss Off!” (no not really)!! I say THANK YOU from the bottom of my little writer’s heart for taking the time to read my thoughts, my stories, view my amateur photos, and encourage me to keep sharing! To the rest of the blogging world and readers out there, I say “like” my posts, leave your comments, share my writing, and follow me…there is no greater compliment!

35 comments on “What? You Like My Blog? Piss Off!

  1. Wow, incredible weblog layout! How long have you been blogging
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  2. superb post you got here, thank you for making it available!

  3. Terrye says:

    A most excellent post, and I couldn’t agree more. We toil and slave over our blogs, so when a little recognition comes our way, celebrate! We finally obtained a goal – getting someone to appreciate all that hard work. :)

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Humor Me! Blog Hop!

  4. Great way to communicate the value of what we write, at least to ourselves, and hopefully those like buttons are being pushed because the story or photo or music or art or whatever … IS actually being read. Trust me, I feel so honored as a new blogger (less than 3 months) to have received the Blogger of the Year 2012 award. It means someone else is being touched by my blog…at least that’s what we all hope for. Bravo! I love this post.

  5. [...] and quotes I shared with them promising a new free life came from. They’re going to tell me to piss off and there goes the celebration…no daddy drinks or  shanpagne all around! I’ll be the [...]

  6. Adam S says:

    This was really cool. I feel the exact same way about it. It’s like a pat on the back, or a fist bump. It feels good to be recognized every once in awhile — given all the time and thought that’s put into writing. More and more people are starting to see it the same way. High five. Congrats!

    • A virtual fist bump! We should create that award and start passing it around. ;-) Thanks for taking the time to read my random thoughts. Loved your last post! Great tips though I have no idea where I fall in the “bloggerhood” so far.

      • Adam S says:

        That’s a good idea! I’ll sell you the rights to it. Just kidding. Do it up. It would be cool the see it floating around the net.

        No problem, and thank you — much appreciated! Its a long read, thanks for straining.

        I don’t know where I fall either to tell you the truth. These things just come to me. I write them down and ask questions later. Most of us are just on here to clear our minds. The comment threads, I guess, would be a good indicator though –

  7. Very well said! There are even people out there who get mad when people just “like” their posts. I LOVE when people “like” something, even if they have nothing to comment on. Likes, comments, and awards are all great…and the best thing is sharing your thoughts and having people read them and vice versa. :D

  8. I think yout title speaks to my blog because it is called Ben’s Bitter Blog, but the intent is different than the title. I really mean to entertain and make people laugh, but the title probably turns people off because no one wants to read negative blogs about complaining. Like you, doing the blog is an awesome thing to get your thoughts out there, but ultimately it is the “likes” and the comments that really get your creative juices going.

    • Awwhhh…I hope you weren’t offended by my post. I actually came across your blog today when searching “Humor” and found it funny. I think there’s a difference between bitter funny and bitter bitter if that makes any sense. ;-) Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and not telling me to “piss off.” :-)

      • No not at all offended, I really like sarcastic humor. As you can see from blog, I embrace it and enjoy when people have the same type of humor. Keep up the good work!

  9. Who could refuse to read a post with a title like that?! :)

  10. Katie says:

    I agree with ya! I’m just happy for any feedback I can get on my posts be it a like or a comment, and to get an award is even more awesome. One thing I’ve come to love about blogging is the great sense of community it offers, which is something I hadn’t really expected.

    • I believe the sense of community is what surprised me the most. It was a foreign world to me…still feeling my way, but loving this great group of people! Thank you for taking the time to read my random thoughts and stories!

  11. Very well said!! This post made me smile and feel warm inside…good thing I don’t have Botox and am not wearing my Depends today!! LOL!!

  12. I decided to create/give myself my own awards…lol. I recently was awarded the “Random Comment Award” and the “Worst Gravatar Critter”. First time to your blog and just to be mean I will be following and hitting likes in the near future…so you piss off;)

  13. motioners says:

    Piss off! (okay, just kidding). I like what you have to offer in your blog, that’s why I follow it. thanks…. bill

  14. I like your posts. I follow. And I like your awards (and noooooooooooooooooooo not just because you gave me one. ;) but I like that too.).

  15. colormusing says:

    I agree completely. It amazes me that so many of you actually take time to read what I write– that in itself is a huge compliment, which I greatly appreciate! Thanks for expressing this so well!

  16. “A compliment is a compliment,” that sums it up for me! Anyone who takes time out of their day to click a “like” or post a comment is obviously invested. It’s not for charity. As for that person who said these memes are little more than chain letters, he/she is clearly misguided. Perhaps even a bit bitter. Blogging really is about sharing your heart and sharing the love! :)

  17. Ad-libb3d says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I love awards and the premise behind them. Blogging can, at times, feel like a fruitless endeavor, so I’m grateful for all the little ways people can offer feedback and support. Awards are just one of them.

    • I agree that at times it “feels like a fruitless endeavor” and believe that is all the more reason why we should be grateful to those who take the time to show any amount of support. On that note, thank you for your support! :-)

  18. Hahaha. This is so timely, and perfectly thought out. I, too, have received memes–going on to wonder and question their significance, and just lately, have arrived at this same conclusion. It’s a lovely compliment if not a Nobel, and gratitude is indicated. Great Post, Miss Wordy!

    • Thank you. If we were all just a bit more generous with our compliments in our daily lives, the world would be a happier place! Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy your comments! :-)

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