I’ve seen a recent surge of posts/comments/etc about how people feel like they can’t post anymore for fear of judgement, or don’t like even looking at their dash anymore due to all the unfriendly arguments/debates (often started by a faceless, spineless Anon), and it makes me so sad and upset. And I understand this feeling very much right now.
Tumblr (and thus dogblr) should be a place you can post photos without fear of someone calling your dog underfed or fat or ugly, share your experiences with your pups (the good and bad), and laugh together and support each other through all the silly dog stuff we experience. We all have our own opinions on how to raise, feed, exercise, and train our pups, and attacking each other personally about it gets no-one anywhere. On anon OR off. Healthy debate is one thing… but it’s one thing I rarely see on here.
Instead it’s turning into fear of posting photos/experiences/etc for fear of quick judgement (the elitist vibe can be strong on here), reblogs filled with arguments/hate/insults/name-calling, or rude anons.
I guess I’m just writing this because I just want to say and make it clear that I’m really disappointed in those that are ruining it for everyone else.
I just hope it improves, we can all work together to try to make it better. No one is perfect - we all have our “buttons” (you all know what mine are by now!), and we all make mistakes.
That doesn’t give you any right to go to someone else’s blog and harass them.
As our dogs would say, kick some dirt over that sh!t and move on.