There’s a Hate Anon’er here...
In my six years that I’ve been here on tumblr, I’m always amazed at the continuation of “hate anons” that people receive.
From having plenty of those in the past myself - on a different blog - I remember how cruel, mean, disheartening - etc. those can be. I remember how horrible they can make you feel.
I decided, I wanted to make some points today… Because I’m kinda at my wit’s end when it comes to people that I love, getting a certain kind of hate - and I’m tired of it.
First - you have no idea what’s going on in someone’s real life. They could be really hurting, and this, tumblr, could be their one source of happiness; a place where they feel unified and accepted. Tarnishing such a thing is unacceptable.
For some, Tumblr is their safe haven.
No one has the right to ruin that, especially some person who feels the need to hide behind a grey face.
Second - you have *NO* idea how much work someone might have put into their blog. Just because their blog might not look as *nice* as some, (and by nice, I mean complicated, graphic, designed - etc) does not mean that they’re not a “quality” blog. Let’s be frank, a BLOG is only the place where your “data” is collected.
It’s your WRITING that makes you a “quality” blog.
Your ability to interact through words with others. It doesn’t have to be all fancy, hell - it doesn’t even have to be in paragraphs. Everyone RP’s differently. Anyone can lure you in with fancy-pantsy gifs and icons… What I find the most alluring is the person behind the character. It’s the people that you meet in these fandoms.
Third - If an anon has an issue with someone RP’ing with another person, perhaps this anon should:
hey, UNFOLLOW them.
I don’t understand why anyone should feel as though they’re allowed to message someone and say “Hey, I think you suck. Stop writing with so-and-so because you’re holding them back.” or “Hey, so-and-so deserves better than you.”
EXCUSE ME - WHAT????? WHO. DO. YOU. THINK. YOU. ARE?
Do you -as an outsider- know the relationships between the people you follow on tumblr? What you’re seeing on dash is perhaps all that they’re allowing you to see. Do you know the IMS? The messages? No. Not unless they, the RP’ers have shared that with their following. While a person is entitled to their opinion, an opinion like that should be KEPT to yourself. (Refer to Point #1!)
I’m not here to get a following. I’m not here to become the “most popular blog on Tumblr.”
Do I enjoy knowing that other people are enjoying my blog? Of course I do.
But I value my relationships that I create on tumblr even more.
Think about what you send to someone, before you send it.
I am not here for drama. If you’re going to be a coward and hide behind the anonymous option - maybe you shouldn’t say it at all.