Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grown women are losing their minds

This morning while on Twitter I did a search for "hula hooping", just looking for other hoopers to connect with. Unfortunately what I found was a bunch of people ripping some little girl on the show Toddlers and Tiaras, a show about kids in pageants. It's a creepy show, but I've watched several times. Beyond criticizing the talents of children, one woman took it to the point of slamming the little girls clothing and hair. Really? Is that where grown women are, talking smack about little girls? Maybe it's because I'm southern, but those are the manners that I was just not raised with. Will I do it to adults like Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, about the words they say? Absolutely. Have I talked about people's looks in private before? Yes. I'm not a perfect person. But little children, on a public site? No. And if I have, please point it out to me so that I can write another blog begging for an apology, because that behavior is just uncalled for.

So I went to this twit's blog and I couldn't help but laugh. She's one of those bloggers who seems to have had a ton of exposure and considers herself a brand, and judging from the first page of her site (the only page I could stomach through), that's about all she talks about. There is nothing that annoys me more than bloggers who constantly talk about blogging. I'm no Norman Mailer (mostly because I'm not an amazing writer and I never tried to murder my spouse), but I would like to believe that a blog about a random movie would be better than hearing about how AWESOME my blog is doing. Oh, there are other things she "writes". Apparently people send her their conundrums, she posts them, and asks YOU, the reader, to fix the problem. That's brilliant, yet ridiculous all at the same time.

I've thought a bit about posting this, because I assume there is some unwritten rule that as a blogger, where you don't rip other bloggers. But I really don't care. If "making it" in the blogging world means being what this woman is, let me never have another follower.

Ah, she responded to my tweet, asking if she's ok with being the kind of person who rips kids. Her response? "Yep. Good with it". And there you go.


~Haley~ said...

Wow, lame!!! I found you from "Come on Get Crafty"... I'm a hooper too, so I'm going to follow you! :)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Haley, thanks for coming by!! Happy Hooping!! :)

Sophia the Writer said...

Dude. Do you know that you're the reason why I DVR about 80 shows on TLC? I'm kind of pissed I missed the Sister Wives marathon.

Thanks a lot Heather. Now I'm obsessed with watching a family pop out 19 kids and counting...

Nicole said...

When you diss little girls you deserve to be put on blast =D I love toddlers & tiaras!