I read something earlier that completely blew my mind. Usually I don't hop on the rant train when something like this happens. We've all seen it. One person posts one thing and before you know it there's 40 posts going on about each persons views towards said subject.
Well, If I'm ever to give my personal opinion on a blogging matter, I choose this one!!
I like to self promote. I like for other people that are inerested in reading to find out about that awesome new book I read last week, or maybe find a book that they hadn't heard of before from my blog. Seriously... what's wrong with that? Apparently that makes me loud. You know what? I don't care. I am who I am and I blog out of pure joyousness. I do what I like. I've never heard anyone complain or compare that to how other bloggers go about they're business.
I've got nothing bad to say to the author of the post because a personal opinion is a personal opinion.
But just because I'm not hating doesn't mean I agree....
In the post, it mentioned that most people from the UK view Americans as loud and self confident and that in turn somehow rounds out how a blogger from the US will be. Because we are loud and self confident, we promote our blogs more, share our success and are sometimes just too over the top.
I'll tell you right now I don't differentiate between blog locations. If I like the way you blog, I follow you and read your updates. The only bloggers whose locations I know are those that I speak to on a daily basis. Other than that I don't know where you live or where you blog from, and I truly don't care. I don't even read and think.. this person is quiet they must be from the UK, or wow what an obnoxcious blog, must be an American!!
You can live anywhere in the world and be quiet or loud. I don't think location really matters. It's the person thats blogging... Everyone is different and goes about how they do things differently... right??
Something else is mentioned in this post. The author stated this about UK bloggers. "These are the blogs you dream of discovering – they don’t have a single meme, no annoying competitions with numerous ‘follow me to enter’ hoops, no blog tour books, just great posts about the books they’ve been reading."
I know for a fact that bloggers from the UK have contests involving the whole follower thing and they participate in memes. Seriously??
I don't understand how that can be thrown again us American bloggers...
Yea if i'm hosting a followers contest, you best be a follower of my blog or I'm not going to reward you... And I personally don't see a problem with memes. I don't get to read as much as I want but I still like to participate on my blog. I don't want to post a review once or twice every two weeks and have no one see it because the blog had hardly any activity so they stopped following or whatever.
You can read the whole post here and form your own opinion.
Overall, I don't think we should even be comparing US bloggers with UK bloggers. Or bloggers from Canada or Australia or wherever. We all blog for a reason and each of us is different no matter where we are from. I expect that, I like it. If we were all the same blogging wouldn't be quite as much fun...
I'm curious to know what you think about it! If you read the other post, come on back and share your opinions!