I follow a lot of blogs. Some of the blogs I follow are must reads, some are skims everyday and then a catch up at the end of the week to make sure I didn't miss anything, and some I honestly just look at the pictures. That being said each blog I follow, I follow for a reason. Recently I noticed that a lot of the mommy bloggers that I enjoy and admire followed a particular blog. I skimmed it and kind of felt a little meh towards it. I felt there was something a bit fake about this particular blogger, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I felt bad about the judgement and thought maybe there was something I was missing. I clicked follow on my Google Friend Connect against my instinct. I continued to feel kind of meh towards the blog.
I felt meh but I wasn't offended by anything. I left the blog in my reader and continued to hope that maybe something would click and I'd understand what everyone thought was so appealing about this blogger.
This week I was offended. I was offended and even more offended that a ton of people weren't offended by what I thought was so offensive according to the comment section.
I will never allow my instincts to be overridden by non-existent blog peer pressure again. I guess I'm a little like Caroline Manzo, I don't like you before I like you. If I don't like you I will never like you and I won't post fake happy ass comments on your blog just to be in with the cool crowd.
So today I followed my initial instinct and backed slowly out of the party, before I turned and ran full force to my car.