Is it just me or sometimes do you feel that people are not living in the actual world whist online. I'm not a bore bag, I think it can be fun sometimes to tune out from realities and enjoy the fantasy of the online bubble. At the same time I see less and less people have an opinion about, well anything, it's like being neutral is a new online trend I'm not aware of. I would say I'm sorry but I'm really not, I like standing up and having a say on things. It doesn't mean everyone has to agree or think as I do. Opinion's divided people I get that, and some how have this stained sense of being a negative thing. While I agree that some opinions are damaging and non constructive, at least even blindly that person has a voice.
Maybe it's a blogging thing, a twitter thing or just the policing of social media now but I see less and less people voice any kind of feeling about whats going on around them. My thoughts are that maybe people assume that being a little more outspoken, makes you a nasty person, an attention seeker or many of the other tags and labels that are usually thrown around on the interweb. It can blow up perhaps from a constructive objective thought to just being a troll. Saying that, again it's the opinion to negative ratio. I feel like screaming, okay maybe not screaming that would be a tad dramatic. The only way I can describe it, is like being in a restaurant and for them to not be able to tell you whats on the menu! Do you wait around to find out if they are every going to tell you anything, or just leave. Of course it doesn't make you any better or worst than anyone else, but I do feel like that it can change how I feel about someone. I like debate and thinkers, people who are not afraid to speak.
Maybe the label of troll is too easily slapped around too, I mean who wants any thought or feeling being twisted and turned into being labeled with that. Twitter I'm looking at you, think before you tweet I think is the best advice. Tweet and delete, nope not a chance with the power of the screen shot. It will float around like someone trying to run away from their own fart. Maybe that's why, being haunted by something you have said may seem like a online fail you can't bounce back from. I once sent a ranted tweet about a parody account which I had briefly mistaken for being a real one, I faced it and all the mocking that followed, laughed and moved on. It's human to mess up sometimes.
What gets under my skin I guess, when someone just brushes over everything I can not understand, the only time some seem to jump on the bandwagon of 'their' view is if literally EVERYONE is talking about it. It seems that positive is best to jump on and negative is to be blanked out as much as possible. Only for said people to talk about how much support they have bla bla about whatever which they are most certainly clueless about. Blind support without an opinion, is that even possible. I guess this is the fakeness to some people online, they have so much to say while all the time saying nothing.
In some bloggers cases maybe it's to not put brands off them, which is sad. If a brand didn't want to work with me because I'm outspoken or voice about things I feel passionately about, well I'll just give up blogging than shall I.
I have a voice and I will us it, I'm not setting out to hurt or disrespect others but to give my view. As one of the old school bloggers, I still remember blogging before any gifting, events etc.. I'm grateful that we have this now don't get me wrong it's awesome. But I'm not going to sell out my voice for anything, I won't stay on mute in order not to rock the boat. So maybe I'm a little too opinionated I'll put my hands up to that now, I understand that some are just painfully shy. I guess it's understanding that having your say is not about having all the attention and being melodramatic, it's about knowing your view is yours and deserves to be heard just as much as anyone else's * steps off soap box. Okay so all I wanted to say really was don't let anyone make you feel you can't have your say, not a brand, not another blogger, not a magazine, a friend or a stranger. So what do you think, has the internet became a place where if you do say anything your automatically a troll? Why do you think there's a big blank out on voicing views?