I guess every time we make a choice there are always some downsides we should consider, but I didn’t. When I started this blog and I had no idea of what a travel blog was, I thought it was just going to be a nice way to share my thoughts on being passionate about traveling, and never imagined my hobby could become a double edged weapon.
Now, when someone wants to talk bullsh*t about me, I guess I made it very easy: if my perpetual traveler lifestyle wasn’t enough, I also spread the word online so that everyone knows – and judges.
Like, if you are a travel blogger you have the chance of getting an all new set of offenses such as:
- You travel just to brag/show off. (yawn)
- If a guy leaves you a comment, he’s just flirting, don’t be too proud. (I can be proud of having fans no?)
- You spend too much time on social networks, internet, blah. (I am sure there are many ways to use the internet… not my fault if you know only Youporn and the useless part of Facebook. Oh and do you know that nowadays the internet is the most powerful marketing tool on Earth? I assume you don’t. I don’t even spend nearly enough time online, fyi.)
- You only post photos and stuff on your blog just to make a competition. (with whom exactly?)
- You travel to escape from reality. (true, I love discovering different realities. So what?)
- No-one reads your blog. (oh no, how did you enter my stats? I was sure I was going to keep this secret to myself!)
- You envy other people that have more experience than you. (yawn again, I smell envy on your side!)
- The comments you get are useless and pathetic. (oh oh you don’t wanna mess up with my readers!)
I would like to thank who sent me the above comments for inspiring me to write this post, and for the good laugh.
Also, I want to add a quick message to the haters:
I hope you get to experience what me and other travelers had the chance of feeling very soon:
When you are on your own, in another Country, culture, environment. When you don’t have your comfort zone around you and you can be scared to death but you have to find your way. When you realize it was not that hard. , when you find your home abroad and feel you belong to a community… I really wish you this, so that you start enjoying your life and stop… bitching around!
Nevertheless I want to express my gratitude for the lovely emails I get from other people that support me and with whom I have inspiring conversations and exchanges of travel knowledge.
Did you ever receive such comments… or am I the only lucky one? Do you feel offended by them? How do you react? Please share your experience!
At least you get the insults from people who don’t blog. We just get that glazed-over look, especially from friends. That ‘Awww, bless. They write a little blog,’ look. We’re used to it now. :)