Be Respectful To All Bloggers

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In the past, I came across an article from a blogger that stated that almost every blogger on WordPress was horrible (And, that is putting it nicely, because he used a lot of profanity to put his point across).

He also went on to say that there was only one good blogger and that she did not update her blog on a regular basis.

Shocking, right?

Indeed!

Because you and I both know that WordPress is filled with fabulous bloggers.

Any blogger who utilizes their WordPress.com Reader will eventually come across blogs that are of interest to them.

And, if you are a member of a blogging group (or blogging groups) on various other social media platforms, there is a high probability of you coming across very talented WordPress bloggers.

So, it was rather disrespectful of that guy to pull the majority of the bloggers on WordPress down the proverbial gutter.

Anyway, I am different and I have the uttermost reverence for my WordPress Community (Which is the reason why I will never be disrespectful to my fellow bloggers).

Bloggers Adhere To Different Beliefs

From a logical perspective, the blogosphere is made up of all types of people and people’s belief systems will vary; for example, some bloggers will believe in God while some bloggers believe in Atheism.

In some instances, bloggers who believe in God will want to give the atheist bloggers a very hard time and vice versa.

In reality, we can all get along.

I have come across respectful atheists as well as respectful people who believe in God.

Also, every single person on the planet is free to believe whatever it is that they desire.

There is no need for us to start a war on the internet.

Bloggers Come In All Skill Levels

Yes, my friend, bloggers do come in all skill levels (Some bloggers are at a beginner’s level, some bloggers are at an intermediary level and some bloggers are at an advanced level).

So, is it right for a blogger at an intermediary or an advanced level to belittle a blogger who is at the beginner’s level?

“No, ” is the obvious answer.

The truth is that only an arrogant blogger would do that sort of thing.

A blogger at a beginner’s level is going to make a lot of mistakes (And, that is quite normal because they are just starting out).

Believe it or not, bloggers who are at an intermediary level and bloggers who are at an advanced level do make occasional errors (So, in reality, they are not perfect).

However, do not be discouraged when it comes to attempting to put together the perfect blog post (It is worth the try).

And, for the record, bloggers of all skill levels should have respect for each other.

Bloggers Want To Feel Loved And Appreciated

It is natural for a blogger to desire love and appreciation.

And, blog posts of a hostile or an insulting nature is not going to make a blogger feel any sort of love and appreciation (It only intimidates them).

Unfortunately, the blogosphere contains a large percentage of people who are angry and dissatisfied with life — people who do not mind taking out their misery on others.

While it is okay for a blogger to write about the turmoil that they are currently going through, it is not okay for them to say very cruel things about other bloggers in the blogosphere.

Also, bloggers would thrive better in a blogging environment that is warm and friendly.

Bloggers who are angry with the world should seek professional counselling; they should not take out their problems on other bloggers in the blogosphere.

Some of the newbie bloggers are afraid of posting content on their blogs because of the very thought of having to deal with a comment from a disgruntled blogger in the comments section of their blogs.

I genuinely believe that the majority of the bloggers on WordPress are of a genial nature and that the newbie bloggers should not focus their attention so much on disgruntled bloggers.

And, since the blogosphere is what we make of it, shouldn’t we do our very best in the area of making it a welcoming place for all bloggers?

Bloggers Will Always Have Their Favourite Places To Blog

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that bloggers will always have their favourite places to blog. Some bloggers would prefer to blog in the following places:

  • WordPress.com
  • WordPress.org
  • Ghost
  • Blogger
  • Tumblr
  • Medium
  • Weebly
  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Svbtle

The most important thing for a blogger is that they are happy with where they have chosen to blog.

And, in case you did not know, there are amazing bloggers on every blogging platform.

It is time that bloggers stop ridiculing other bloggers for blogging on various other blogging platforms.

Final Thoughts

From day one, I have chosen to be a respectful blogger (And, I will make an educated guess, that a lot of bloggers have chosen to do the same).

Bloggers are people and they should be respected.

Dear friend, you and I can make a difference in the blogosphere by being exemplary bloggers.

There is no need for us to be disrespectful to others and allow hatred to spread like a cancerous growth.

We can use our blogs to do the following things:

  • To inspire others.
  • To entertain others.
  • To educate others.

Whether you have realized it or not, a blog is a very powerful tool; it can be utilized for bad or for good.

And, your blog might be the one that encourages another person to blog.

As far as I am concerned, the blogosphere is always in need of people; since more and more people are abandoning their blogs daily.

Also, not every blogger will be at your level of blogging expertise; however they should be respected nonetheless.

And, do keep in mind, that encouraging others to be at their personal best is the noble thing to do.

Besides, pulling people down and disrespecting them will only add to the problem.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you back here on Renard’s World.

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43 thoughts on “Be Respectful To All Bloggers

  1. Unbelievable that someone would say that! They obviously haven’t explored enough.

    Some people choose to keep their “simple” and basically blog daily about their day.
    Others use a bit more time to research certain topics and then wrote an awesome blog.
    I must admit that I prefer the second type a bit more. But if WordPress would be filled with only those bloggers, my brain would explode. So I am very happy that some people keep the posts easy to read!

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  2. Some people just love to insult others for the fun of it. Some, however, only insult others because they are frustrated with themselves, or with how other people make them feel inferior.

    I know a blogger who naturally despised every blogger who had been blogging for the same period that he had been blogging and had a greater number of followers, views and post likes. Every time, he would post on Facebook about how unsupportive and proud the WordPress community is. And, whenever anyone politely critiqued his posts or corrected him in some way, he would get angry and insult that person.

    There are many people like this and no matter how much we try to change them, they will always be like that because they fail to understand why it’s wrong to carry out our frustration on others. It’s sad.

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  3. Funny you said that but I do blog “to educate, inspire and entertain” which is my tagline. I respect all bloggers since I know it takes a lot of time and energy to come up with a post. I suggest if anyone does not like someone’s post, don’t comment and just move on. It’s a big world of bloggers out there to be able to find something to make everyone happy.

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  4. Good point Renard. I wonder if my blog is considered nasty? Not that I try to be, I just try to keep it real and genuine. Thanks for the tips though, something to keep in the back of my mind when I write.

    As a blogger I am too trying to grow my readership.

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  5. This made me a little sad at first. But you brightened my day at the end!
    The blogging world is awash with positivity.
    Honestly I have been a wordpress(.com) blogger since 2011, so a fair while!

    In my time as a blogger, I have gone from daily blogging (how?!) to hardly blogging, on what now I consider regular posting. I host a twitter chat group for craft bloggers, and am part of several groups supporting both new and experienced bloggers. It is only now, on my third blog, that I am growing a good following, and I think many new bloggers think that this is something that comes easily to everyone, and so feel more negativity towards those of us who have more success (and I am by no means a highly successful blogger, there are newer bloggers than me that have achieved greater successes!). I choose to learn from my peers, rather than bring them down. Through this I have learned there are many kind and friendly people in the blogosphere, that are more than willing to help others!
    (Sorry for the essay!) 😀

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  6. There are ton of blogs in which I have zero interest. I simply don’t frequent those blogs.

    But if someone wants to do a blog consisting of nothing but pictures of their morning coffee each morning and do it using the basic default settings for their platform, then hey, more power to you. It doesn’t affect me.

    I hope everyone finds a blogging community that serves their purposes. Whatever it takes to keep blogging alive!

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  7. That’s a great post towards wordpress community.. I have never seen that so called bad bloggers…. They all are fabulous and yes as you mentioned all of us want is love and appreciation.. There’s learning and posts to inspire us all…

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  8. Some people look for trouble. If we look hard enough we can find it.

    I could leave the house right now and be in a fight in about an hour. Probably less. But that will never happen. I’m not that kind of person. For those that are, it’s best to ignore them.

    They are not worth the trouble.

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  9. A great post. Respect is the number one priority. Respecting the ideas, beliefs and writing opinions of other bloggers is essential. I have found that people here are friendly and encouraging towards me.

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  10. In my seven years here, I have had only one troll attack me. He was quickly blocked and deleted. Everyone else has been respectful, or at least neutral. Those who don’t like my blog have up and left, and that’s okay. I have plenty of faithful readers!

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  11. One should always be respectful, express their opinion without dragging down others. Ghost is a wonderful platform. Running it on self host is a joy. Its simplistic yet powerful features might be suited for those looking to just sit down and write and the SEO tools were pretty impressive. For those looking to customize and specific features? WordPress.org is the way to go 🙂 From experience obviously. Static websites are just as powerful but it comes down to preference, of course.

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      1. I have a few tutorials on Ghost. It is definitely for the more adventurous. I might make a tutorial on WordPress.org 😂 I’ve installed it so many times I forgot how much I struggled when I first decided to make the switch.

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