We all do it. There’s that one blog in your Bloglovin’ subscription, one Instagram account, one Twitterer that you love to roll your eyes at. Whether it’s the way that the blogger writes that rubs you the wrong way, the way/amount of c/o or sponsored content that appears on the blog (are you finding yourself playing a game where you try to guess what’s being sold before you see the disclaimer?) or just their views and beliefs on whatever, it’s hate reading.
Hate reading is easy to do, but it’s not exactly the healthiest thing you could be doing with your time. Comparing yourself to someone else to make you feel better might work in the short term, but in the long run, it’s not good for you or for that other person.
Stop comparing yourself and your blog to others and you’ll feel the urge to hate read lessen – being happier about yourself means you won’t “need” to sneer at others.
If you find yourself hate reading, but are working to try and stop it – how do you do it? Share your tips in the comments below :)
I’m glad I’m not the only one who does it – Stop Hate Reading!: http://t.co/6EUhOwCVb9
I went through a period of reading the GOMI (getoffmyinternets) forums last year, but it quickly dawned on me that it was full of bullies; I reckoned that if everyone notching on there used their energy to say just one nice thing instead, they’d all be a lot happier. I deleted the bookmark, never went back, and found more positive things to read.
I really try to avoid this! Reading blogs is meant to be a happy and inspiring activity for me, and I look forward to catching up on them. They are like a tranquil spot on the internet where I can stop thinking about anything else that’s bothering me for a while and just look at/read nice things. There have been a couple where I realised I wasn’t enjoying reading them and was getting a bit too critical of them, so I just stopped looking at them. Being bitchy isn’t going to actually change the person’s writing style/use of advertising/photos/whatever and will just make me feel irritable, so I might as well just leave them alone!