Loved your ideas for PB combos in yesterday’s post – I’m thinking PB with cottage cheese is the most unique and I’m all about it giving a whirl!
Isn’t it an amazing feeling knowing the weekend is just right around the corner? I love having a 4 day workweek. Who wants to start a petition to get this to be a regular thing?
So ever since the Healthy Living Summit, something has been weighing on my mind. It’s always kind of been there, but I felt HLS just brought it to light.
I should warn you that this post is not going to be the best composed. These thoughts have been fluttering in my brain, but I’ve yet to find a cohesive way to say it. I have however thought of random titles:
Mean Girls, Fall from Grace, (Too) High Expectations, Expect the Unexpected, Let-downs happen
There has been plenty of talk in the blog world about how we portray only what we want others to see. We often show them the best, only (mostly) the positive, and photos of ourselves smiling and jubilant. Attached with that portrayal is an expectation that that is the way you will be in real life.
I am happy to say that 99% of the bloggers I met at HLS were exactly what they seemed like on their blog – and in some cases even more amazing! Then there were the few who I had expected would say hello, have a big smile on their face (versus a sneer when I looked their way), or at least be polite when you were standing next to them in line.
Sadly, I was let down.
A couple bloggers who I’ve been following since shortly after I started blogging (in May 2010) were not as they seemed. Oddly enough all the times I read their blogs, I felt something was slightly inauthentic, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I guess intuition speaks volumes.
The thing is, I don’t know why this bothered (*is bothering*) me so much. Maybe it’s because I see other readers / bloggers hold some of these ladies in such high esteem, which doesn’t seem to be consistent with the side I saw of them. Maybe it’s because I simply wanted be expectations to be met. Maybe it’s because I noticed a twinge of that “mean girl” personality, for which I’ll always hate.
And obviously this doesn’t just happen in the blog world, it happens in real life. Maybe a good friend or a family member raves about some third party, only to meet them and they give you the cold shoulder or have no interest in being friendly.
The question is…what do you do about it?
- Do you contact them personally and try to find out if your impressions were correct?
- Do you ignore and move on?
- Do you persist and give them the benefit of the doubt?
- Do you stew and do nothing?
In regards to the bloggers, I stopped reading one of the blogs and on another, I stopped commenting, but may stop reading all together.
What are your thoughts?
Has this happened to you?
For those that attended HLS, did you experience any of the above?