I have never understood the competitiveness and jealousy BS with females. The back stabbing and bitchiness. The constant comparing. To be honest, I have never been one to partake in gossip and bitching and have always thought it was childish, school girl behaviour.
Why do women feel the need to compare ones self to other females? Why do women feel threatened by another female? Petty jealousy is beyond my comprehension. This behaviour isn’t just relegated to one area either… it is extensive. From looks, work, cars, houses, partners, mothering, even children and now the big one, BLOGGING.
You see it has come to my attention a few people have been talking behind my back, normally I would ignore such petty crap but this time they are questioning my work ethic and it has really dug under my skin. To say I’m not happy about it would be an understatement.
I have been working as a business, marketing, emarketing and social media consultant for the last 15 years and qualified with business degrees in both marketing and ecommerce.
I have also been blogging since the start of 2009…. Yes, four years. At times it has been sporadic due to work and family commitments but I have still posted at least once a week. So, yes I have been around a while and yes, I kind of do know what I am doing.
I have also been on Facebook for 7 years and Twitter for 4 years. Hence, my high numbers of followers/ likers. I don’t need to buy followers or likers, I damn well earned them by using my marketing skills and social media smarts. I have tweeted over 53,000 times and because of this (and using key words to gain followers), I have over 20, 000 followers.
In the old days, you always followed anyone who followed you. Now it is all about the quality of who you follow. Prospective clients or employers now check to see who you follow to get a better understanding of who you are as a person. So this is why I only follow back 4,000 out of the 22,000 followers of my account.
Yes, I get paid to blog, as do a lot of other bloggers. So what? Each to their own, right? If you don’t want to get paid for blogging, that’s your prerogative but it is also my prerogative to make a living from mine.
It really peeves me no end when hearing bloggers jump on the bandwagon and complain about who gets paid, who doesn’t, who has a lot of followers/ likers, who doesn’t.
I’m guessing this is where the whole ‘disclosure’ BS has come from as well. Not because of ethical standards of blogging but for other bloggers to be nosey and from a need to know how many paid posts you do or what you received for doing it.
Guess what? Who cares!! Do print media disclose what they get gifted, paid for or events they are asked to attend? Erm nooo! (note: sarcasm indicated in last paragraph)
My theory is: As long as you are happy with what you are doing, then it really isn’t anyone else’s business. Is it?
So essentially, unless you know me and know my past or experience, don’t bitch about myself or anyone else for that matter.
If you have an issue with what I do or with something I have written, there are numerous ways of contacting me via the contact page on the blog. Or maybe just get a life really….