In the many years that I have been blogging, I've known so many people who decide to...
- close their blogs
- redivert their blogs
- ban people from commenting
- privatize their blogs to keep trouble-makers out
- prematurely resign from blogging
I've asked those people 'why lah? why?' because I love reading their blogs. One such example would be the very famed but retired Kopi Soh who cited 'personal reasons'. One of the biggest reasons given was that....
- They've offended people with their blogging
- Other people have offended them with their comments
It's a free world and we've always prided ourselves for being able to publish whatever we want in our blogs...but this also means that we have to accept the comments that came along with it. Sometimes, when you do things for fun or for entertainment purposes, people try to worm their way in and try to find trouble with you or your posts. Kenny Sia can attest to that...he's one of the most popular bloggers of our time and I am sure he's had so many that he's literally numb from it all.
Well, I, today, exercise my right to ban some people from coming in and commenting. It's not a one off thing but sometimes when 'they' take things so seriously that it bloody farking offends me. Like I am supposed to be a super-pro or perfect blogger, poster, writer, singer, mother...whatever...and 'they' take every opportunity to jab at it/me....almost every post.
I've endured it. I told myself to be patient and understanding and this is a free world, after all and I have to accept these things.
But when it takes the fun out of blogging, I have every right to exercise my right to refuse these people entry or permission to post their thoughts into my blog.
I've been subdued for so long that I feel that it is high time I do something that I think I should do instead of moulding myself to fit into other people's world. Anyway, I feel much better blogging after doing that, whatever that was. At least I can blog in blardie peace now.
So, no, I am not shutting this blog down just because of that. I find too much pleasure writing the blog posts to stop blogging just because of one or two bad apples.
p.s. yes, this has got to do with the fact that one fine day, I decided to post short clips of my singing. I recorded them in the name of FUN, playing while singing using my NOKIN camera with no digital tweaking. Hence, they're rather raw. So if I go off timing, it means that I am looking for the key on the keyboard. What? I told you guys I am not Mozart. I'm not even done with my own piano lessons yet! So, can you blame me if I am a little clumsy on it? But I am proud of myself, nonetheless. In slightly more than a year, I have already conqured two out of three stages. YOU TRY AND SING AND PLAY AT THE SAME TIME AND TELL ME IT'S EASY. Only a few of stage performers I know who can do that easily....and sorry lah, I am not one of them and don't intend to be. I posted those stuff just for fun because they're there.
But some people chose to criticize my 'fun recordings' and told me that I need singing lessons. Is it going to stop me? No, no, no!! Sorry....no. I am going to post more songs....just because.
I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I have performed LIVE on stage for a long time and recorded (a small number of) songs before, so....beat it.
See what I mean? Sometimes bloggers have to farking face this kind of sheet in life when they write their stuff you know. Kenny Sia had it bad (I am sure many folds worse than me). But he put it in a less subtle way, of course....knowing him.