So, I get home from work tonight and get online to see if some of my favorite bloggers have posted anything new. What I end up finding kind of pissed me off.
Navimie, of The Daily Frostwolf, is talking about a topic, posted at a blog she reads, about why she writes and reads blogs. I was enjoying what Navi had written...until I got to this part:
"Do one thing. Do it well. (Don’t write a smattering of garbage nobody reads…unlike a certain other blog I could name. *ahem*)"
The above is a comment that someone left at the blog Navi was referring to/writing about. Navi stated that she thought that comment might have been about her.
Two things piss me off about this comment.
One, if that comment was about Navi, the person who wrote it has no idea what they're talking about. Navi writes about a variety of things and NONE of it is garbage. She expresses her thoughts in such a way that it gives you insight as to who "the person behind the curtain" really is. And to (possibly) attack her like that clearly shows that the commenter has no clue as to who Navi is.
Because of how, and what, Navi writes she has a following of some WONDERFUL people who care about who she is as a person and not just what she can bring to the table/raid...which is pretty much all you get from some other sites out there...some of them are all, "...if you can't do such and such, or have such and such gear, you are pathetic and should cancel your subscription right now".
Yea, I don't think so. To me it's those kinds of people that need to cancel their subs. To get so intense and focused on a GAME like that goes beyond my understanding. And it's the comments like, "Do one thing. Do it well" or "Be the best" or "If you don't play to win why play?" that puzzle me the most...and is the second thing that pissed me off.
To see comments like that about a video game...you know...something virtual, not real, not tangible...just confuses me to no end. I can understand those types of comments if they are about a career or education...but a video game? Really? Something there is wrong...in my opinion.
This lead me to the commenter's blog. I wanted to see what they write like/about. I was a bit surprised at what I found. I read two of the most recent posts and found it could be considered as the same thing the commenter is saying not to do/write. This kind of pissed me off even more.
Why attack a blogger for "writing a smattering of garbage" when your own blog isn't offering much different?
Then, as I was about half way through the third most recent post, I became irate...but this time it was at myself. I was actually identifying with what the post was about and was starting agree with the writer when it dawned on me...I'm supposed to be mad at this person for possibly attacking Navi...I can't "like" what I'm reading....no, no, no, no, no...this can't be happening....KHAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the last sentence from the third post I read:
"World of Warcraft should be a game, not a homework assignment.”
...and it has left me bewildered and at a loss for words. It's not the kind of comment you would expect from someone who also stated, "Do one thing. Do it well. (Don't write a smattering of garbage...)".
I've also lost my train of thought throughout all this. I think it's time to head back to YouTube and continue building my list of music/videos I'll be sharing with you all soon. Since I posted the other day, about sharing music I like with you, I've been unable to pull myself away from my music list and YouTube.
Sometimes I forget how much I like music. I have it on so often that it becomes background noise. Focusing on it so much over the last few days has been wonderful and something I have needed. I haven't even logged into WoW.
Music really is good for the soul...