Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Blogging Fraternity and Some Thoughts

Hello there! There have been thoughts in my mind for a while now and today I need to share it with you. Join me for tea and lets chat shall we :) I believe that you are not just my readers but also my friends. Your continued support is what has made My Dream Canvas a happy place for me. Your emails and your comments brighten my day :) While I started this online diary purely for myself.....today it has taken a different turn. I was coaxed by my family and friends to spread the word about MDC and I am so glad I did :)

I have always said that My Dream Canvas is my happy place and I wish to spread happiness around. I want you to smile when you read my post. I want you to browse through my site as you would a magazine, that you look forward to reading. I created My Dream Canvas for myself but it has been gratifying to make you all a part of it :)

Now for some other things that have been on my mind. Unfortunately, this is something I never ever want to do in " my happy place" but then sometimes you just have to share your thoughts with your friends :) So here goes.......

It is sad when people in the blogging fraternity rave and rant about copycats in the blogging world and do the same themselves. I have noticed this many times. What I want to say is please look at what you are doing yourself before you judge others. If you can't say something nice please don't say it. My Mother and Grandmother shared this with me in my early years and it has stuck with me. It is a tough act to follow sometimes, but I do try :)  I like to believe that most of us in the blogging fraternity are decent human beings. Drop a mail and clarify things before publicly commenting about other people and spreading rumors. However, I do agree that there are  some copycats who need to be stopped immediately.

Let me end by saying that just because you are more vocal does not mean you are right!!!  I like to believe that most of us blog with honesty......maybe I am  an idealist but then I would rather be an idealist than a cynic! I am not here to win a popularity contest but here to make friends with you :)

Okay, I am going to stop rambling now .....see you around and have a lovely day!

Thank you for being you :)




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9 comments:

Amrita Tripathy said...

thats a truly from-the-heart writing... and dare anyone copy it..! i hope i have never done such an action.. I must agree you have been a source of inspiration.. but at the end like minded people will have so many or some or a least a few commonalities.. i hope the tea lets you keep your calm and move on...
Love and Hugs
Amtrips

Sunayana said...

I loved your post and I would myself prefer being an idealist than a cynic. I do agree about some copycats being around who need to be stopped but I will not waste much time on them. I will rather focus my energy on creating new while they are busy copying. No one can copy whats going on in my brain :-)

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

very well said anu:) i have always felt the same about people who simply rant and rave about being copied. how much of theirs is original is a question unanswered.....i strongly second all that you have mentioned here.

kala said...

Very good post,i guess somebody hurted u..My small advice is just ignore such people and move on..Original inspiration n ideas are always the best..Hope i haven't done such a thing..Anyways just ignore ignore and get some rest..

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

On the same lines of Vasudha.,i really dont have much more to tell you than what vasudha had told.Even i have always felt the same question in my mind,how much of theirs is original...??i strongly second all that you have mentioned here.atleast you got the courage to say what you have to.

Vandana said...

I am not a blogger though I wish to have my own space some day......but I just loved the simple straightforward style in which you said what you wanted to say.....What your mom and grandmom taught you is something that I too have been taught and hence can relate to it.....and yes,you've spoken your mind!

NanaDiana said...

I think it is awful when bloggers criticize other bloggers. If they don't like something MOVE ON...NO ONE is forcing a person to comment. Keep your thoughts to yourself....(I have been saying keep you hands to yourself for 2 days now as the girls jostled for position in the back seat...lol

I am so glad that you got it off your chest and I think copying is awful...unless you specially SAY you are copying someone's idea and give a link back to that person. There are some strange cats out here in Blogland- xo diana

Sharon said...

True Anu, thanks for sharing...it's a reminder to every blogger, to get in line and follow the unsaid code....to observe bloggy etiquette and appreciate each other!

Reshma said...

Now coming back to the actual happy wonderland called MDC, let me tell you, I love the cushions in the pic here...pretty embroidery and kantha work :)))

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