It's no secret that Blissdom sparked a lot of blog drama over the past few days. Twitter has been a battle ground, and posts referencing the conference have either been praised or torn to shreds.
I didn't attend Blissdom.
And honestly? I don't give a flying crap about it.
I used to think it was something that I would love to attend. To be able to meet so many of the wonderful bloggers I've come across in real life sounded like a dream.
I know for some Blissdom really was amazing, and being that I've never been... I don't want to cast judgment. I just don't see it being worth spending the money since I'm a broke college kid at this point.
But in response to the Blissdom drama, I have lost a lot of respect for multiple bloggers.
In fact, I've grown more and more irritated at the direction that blogging has been moving in lately.
When I first began blogging, I felt like everyone was so encouraging and sincere. Posts were written from the heart, and I literally fell in love with the world of blogging. I met so many incredible ladies, and literally did not skip a day when it came to posting and reading blogs.
But now, I feel like every other post in my feed on both bloglovin and twitter is begging for sponsorships. I get it, why not make money off of your blog if you can? However, when it gets to the point that none of your posts have substance anymore... I refuse to put up with all of your sponsorship begging. I'm over it. Blogging is now nothing but how many numbers you have, and the egos that go along with it.
Don't get me wrong, there are tons of bloggers out there who don't act like this. I've just grown frustrated with the behavior of some over the past few days, and I honestly feel like this is worse than any middle school or high school drama I've ever seen. The amount of hypocrisy floating around blog land and twitter makes me sick.
I want blogging to just be the way it used to be.
Is that too much to ask??
Vent session over.