It sounded like such a fun thing to be a part of, and research -
"The Blogging World".
But I've realized very quickly there are barriers installed, at every turn. Having read copious blogs over the last few years, I've realized, I am not the only one that feels like this. This IS a popularity contest. Its a popularity contest, where you have to prove you have something to offer, before being included. There is a clique - its sort of weird really. A cyber-clique.
How can it be a popularity contest when people are sharing their lives and thoughts. Its almost vulgar really. People's lives are being judged. Are you cool enough! How about a new, fresh perspective!
Hoping the experience gets better. Thought the entertainment and fashion industries were intense, but "they're" a walk in the park, compared to this!
And yes, as a matter of fact, I am standing on a soap box, as I write this. But I've got to be honest, and expose all this, for what I think it is.
Cartoon courtesy of The New Yorker.