Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Why are people so mean?

I don't understand why people are so mean. I came across a blog yesterday that I have added to my follow list because I could SO relate to what she was saying.

Molly attended Blogher 2010 recently and was really hurt by the whole experience and her post about it really touched my heart.

I have to be honest and say that I have no idea what Blogher is really supposed to be. I know it's a conference for a bunch of bloggers, but what they do there or what the purpose is, I have no idea, and to be completely honest, I don't really care. I blog because I love it, but I don't make money off of my blog and I certainly don't want to learn how to get into an "A List" of bloggy peeps. I like my little group of non-A-listers TYVM.

Anyway, Molly was made to feel like an outsider. She was left alone in several instances and completely snubbed in others. What I don't understand is why you would even bother going to a place where a bunch of other people, who have a common interest with you are gathered, if you have no intention of expanding your horizons or meeting new people. I mean, would you not think that the point in holding or attending a conference would be to network and add new people to your "groupies"? I am baffled as to why people would just reject another human being like that.

I have been made to feel like a leper in my real life...a few times actually...and it hurts. Alot. I don't get why one human being, who has never met another human being, could be so unaccepting and just plain mean. From what I can tell, Molly seems like a really, really nice person, so why on earth wouldn't you give her a chance?

I am sure there are 10 times as many good stories about Blogher as there are bad, but to me, even one bad story is too many. No one should be made to feel left out. No one should be left alone to cry by herself. No.One.

It's times like these when I am grateful that I don't get caught up in stuff like Blogher.

Molly...HUGS. Though it's no consolation and I know my blog is just a little microspeck on the internet, you are welcome here any time. I will never be an "A-Lister", but I will always welcome people with open arms. Pin It


MollyinMinn said...

Thank you. The kind comments and supportive outreach I received after the conference far outnumbered the bad to horrible moments I had while there.

Well said.

Kate said...

Molly is delightful and her post made me so sad as well. She will rise above because she's loaded with class.

Love you Molly!

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