Power-Tripping Bloggers: What We Hope We Won't Become
Blogs are a new medium of expression. Bloggers are reporters, writers, photographers, conceptualizers, and people working in public relations. But more and more bloggers have started cultivating an attitude betraying an acute awareness of the powers they hold. These are the power-tripping bloggers – are you one of them?
As I interacted with more bloggers, I started to realize that a lot of us have become rude. Maybe it’s because blogging has allowed us to speak our minds with our computers acting as our shields. Maybe we have realized that the word indeed is mightier than the sword. Admittedly, some of us will realize what we can do – and this can make us drunk with power.
Are you a blogger? How many bloggers have you met who have a certain “attitude”? Do you often rant and feel that your opinion matters more than others’? While we blog, we sometimes forget that our opinions are not verified by the number of page visits we get, nor by our PageRank.
Unfortunately, we do not realize that our opinions are not verified by the number of page visits we get, nor by our PageRank.
In the end, what gives us credibility is not how popular, in-demand, or well-paid we are. What matters most is whether or not all the power has gotten to our heads.
I know that this blog post may bring a lot of outrage. I will not be surprised if I get a lot of violent reactions. But seriously, we are just people who like to blog. We shouldn’t act like we are VIPs, even if we are. Many other people are way more important than us, but they don’t act like they own the world. And if we are guilty of this crime, let this be our wake up call.