You don’t Judge
It’s funny, because as book bloggers, we are constantly giving our opinions (whether it be in our blog posts or commenting on someone else’s blog post). But, we don’t judge in a bad way. Do you know what I mean? We write our thoughts about books and book-related things all the time, whether it be negative or positive thoughts. But, rarely do you see a blogger commenting on someone else’s blog negatively. They may not agree and voice that disagreement, but (almost) always in a friendly and conversational manner. Not in a rude way that puts you down for thinking the way you do.
For example, last week I posted about not being a fan of GIFs. Some of you agreed. And some of you didn’t agree and you even use GIFs regularly, BUT you were super understanding of my reasons for not liking GIFs and you commented kindly and respectfully.
As bloggers, we understand that everyone has a different opinion and I feel like we are respectful of others because we are bloggers. We are constantly running into differing opinions from our own. And we don’t put others down if they hated a book we loved or vice versa.
Other People Judge!
You know they do. They judge in a bad way. For example, a conversation I had with a co-worker:
Co-worker: Oh, you have a blog?
(Co-worker checks out blog and reports back to me)
Co-worker: Wow, your blog is filled with books I would NEVER read.
Now, it’s not what she said exactly. It’s totally the way she said it. Like she was putting me down or thinking less of me because my blog is filled with Young Adult books. Okay, so she’s not into YA…….so?? That doesn’t give her the right to think less of me for liking something that she doesn’t, does it?
I don’t get why non-bloggers are so judgmental in a disrespectful way, when bloggers are so open to others’ opinions.