August 16, 2010


You read the title! (hopefully).
Blogger equals RESPECT (respect yourself...hey hey! A little Madonna for you there).

This woman clearly has a lot of respect for herself.

I just wanted to take the time today to send out the appreciation to all my readers and commenters, lovers and haters, that I have already obtained. I mean, I never once thought that it would be this way when I first started off on Blogger. I mean, at all. I am just so happily surprised every time I open up my computer lid in the morning to check my emails and view my blog's activity (and think about what to post up next).

Me, happily surprised, first thing in the morning upon viewing my blogger profile and emails.
(This is what my computer sees).

I love all you guys. Really. For a little reminder, you can go back here where I mention our love from the very beginning (it's at the bottom...but that doesn't mean you shouldn't read the rest if you haven't already).

I have been a part of the blogosphere for only a few short days now, but already I have come to see how great of a community it really is. I mean, there are people (real people) out there who write their deepest darkest secrets (real secrets) for the whole world to read. As bloggers, we are literally spilling our minds, or spitting up (yes, like a baby, you might say) onto the computer screen exactly what we think. Just like that. We think it. We type it. We post it. You read it. (or we, I guess, depending on the perspective you choose to look at it). It's so simple, yet it can also be life-changing (for some most all) in one way or another.

There is something to be gained from blogging, whether it is more self-esteem, less self-esteem, more friends, less time to do other things, the sense of accomplishment of publishing a post, or just the simple satisfaction of writing (like a journal).

Everyone is nice to one another (usually). And if not, the blogger receiving the cold harsh comment from the hater gets to dish it to the bastard for all the world to see just how defensive (or accepting) they can really be. I think it's great. Not that I'm inviting any haters or bastards to leave unnecessarily rude comments on my page (or maybe I am...go ahead...I dare you), but I just like how people can respect themselves enough to still display (as in, not delete) the rude comment and totally chew them (the rude commenter) out for it in their highly unnecessary behavior (rudeness).

Blogger = Respect. Whether it's the respect for other readers and commenters, or the respect for yourself,  bloggers know what it's all about, and they're not afraid to show it.

I truly appreciate all the readers and commenters that have shown up on my blog so far, and I am here to return the respect right back at'cha. I just never knew what blogging was all about before, and I'm very happy to be a part of it now.

Thank you.

Love you.

Keep reading.

God bless.


  1. I'm hooked. I'm cooked. I'm stuck like glue.

    So glad you decided to join us in the Land of Blogbelieve.

    I promise not to leave any snarky comments. Well, no I don't know that I will keep that promise. But I promise if I do, you can holler at me 'til your nipples ache and I won't holler back - too much.

    Anyway - glad to have you around. I look forward to more.

  2. Now this is a well written post on respect... Can't wait to see what u write next.Respect for some is given only if its earned, and for some its given freely with the trust that its given back...which happens to be the category I fall in..

  3. I love your nail polish in that picture! I know this really has nothing to do with you wrote but I had to say something.

    You made an excellent point with this. Being fairly new to blogging too I also notice what you have mentioned. There is a sense of community to the blogging world and that what makes it so cool. :)

    I can't wait to read more of you blogs in the future!

  4. I very much enjoy your blog and all of your photos!! :) Perhaps sometime you could check out my music and photography as well. I am not nearly as talented as you though.

  5. Welcome to the blogosphere! We love having you here! I know I've enjoyed my time learning how to navigate this vast internet wilderness through my blogging experience. I've enjoyed your posts thus far, and look forward to more in the future. :)

  6. I agree with your post Jera. Good on you for setting your boundaries as well. For the most part people in the blogosphere are supportive of one another. It doesn't bother me to get a hater comment but only if it has some merit. If someone is being nasty for the sake of being nasty then that is a different story --and the person better be able to take what they dish out!
    Congrats on your ever growing follower list!
    xo The Empress

  7. Michael: I love the Land of Blogbelieve! (Great title by the way). Oh, and I will certainly holler back til my nipples. Don't you fret about that.
    Hahaha, you crack me up, dude. :-)

    Kalei's Best Friend: Thank you :-) And I could see your respect shine through on your post, girl.

    Grrrl in green (nice display name by the way, I like the grrr): Thanks about the nail polish! Haha. I thought it was kinda wild... Anyway, welcome to the blogging world, too! We're all in this together, sister :-)

    Christoph: Thank you so much, that is sweet of you :-) And I did check out your blog, and I think it looks really cool and interesting. Are your "personal photos" on the side bar ones you took? Cuz if so, they're really awesome!

    Candice: Thank you, thank you :-) And it can get kind of scary out there in the internet wilderness. It's very easy to get lost.

    The Ranters Box: Thank you, Empress. I definitely think we see eye to eye on a lot of things :-)

    Thanks everyone! Much love.

  8. I am thrilled to be part of your little blogging family and I get the same thrill as you when someone takes the time to leave a comment.
    Too much nastiness in the world already. Blog world should be in most part supportive. Big Hugs :)

  9. I just agree with Micael as far as the sore nipples are concerned. I will certainly provide you with sore nipples if you like.

    Also, you know I love madonna, but why that particular picture? She looks like trash.

  10. Yes, you have been part of the blogosphere for only a few short days but you already have almost the same amount of followers as me, who has been in the sphere for a few days longer. Okay, months later. You have something special my dear!

  11. I've had one hater in my time…I'm all about the respect thing. I figure that if somebody doesn't like you or what you write they should have the smarts to not keep coming back.

    BTW, I stumbled here via Kalei.

  12. your blog is coming along nicely, good to see your place over here. this blog has a bright future!


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