Blogging is easily compared, on scale to an ant on Earth. While there may be many of us when it comes to the big picture we are just ants. The truth is blogging can go into two directions—it’s really up to us to decide what our future holds, I do honestly believe we, together, can change the world.
You see, there are some people out there who participate in blogging just for free books. You may be reading this thinking ‘Nope, that’s not me’ but when it comes down to raw facts, it could be you. If you have ever caught yourself in a ‘word war’ with another blogging you are honestly to blame for the deteriorating credibility of bloggers. While it isn’t single handedly you, you do play a significant part in it. You might as well be blogging for free books, because you aren't doing ANYTHING positive to help our community!
We are a new generation, regardless your age we are making change. We are pushing away the TV and Games and exercising out minds—something that today has lost its way into the lives of youth today.
When we sit around and throw hateful words at each other, create cliques of ‘elite bloggers’ and sell ourselves to one author in hopes of getting an ARC we are just proving to the publishing industry that we are not a credible team of bloggers. We are merely very impressionable teens who blog, who are nothing but consumers and we will go with the latest trend.
If we want treated with respect we need to love each other. Blogging isn’t about me, it isn’t about you, not about the book or the authors. Blogging is supposed to be a community of LOVE, where we come together and share a single passion, grow together, learn together and love each other.
Each and every one of us are to blame for the credibility decrease in blogging, it just takes a mature mind to accept that. I’m not writing this to bash on anyone or even the group, I just wanted to point out blogging is changing we can make it a negative one or positive.
Now back to what I said in the first paragraph about changing the world. If you know me you know that I’m involved in a lot—what I’m going to talk about now is the Teen Author Carnival.
The Teen Author Carnival was created to help teens of New York meet their favorite authors that do not live in the city. This is a POSITIVE change that blogging can bring into a teens life. Now I’m not saying you all need to go out and plan your own giant and elaborate events—you could donate some books to a hospital, volunteer at a library, organize a local read-a-thon with friends that normally wouldn’t sit down and read a book.
If everyone did ONE THING imagine the impact we could have on the world. I do believe our blogging community is SO MUCH MORE then just sitting our asses on Twitter and Blogger. I do hope anyone who reads this takes this message to heart, because it came from mine.
Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments--good or bad.
I wish you all luck in the future.