Do You Ask Bloggers to Write About Your Negative Experiences?

By | December 23, 2012

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I keep getting this request from disgruntled people around me – sometimes from people I barely know – “This happened to me, write about them in your blog!”. Sometimes you sympathise with the individuals, other times you can clearly see they are overreacting, nonetheless, they always expect the end of their demanding statement to be “I will post about them and avenge you!”

Excuse me but when did my blog become the venegance capital of the internet? Why do people think its OK to berate a company through my blog just because I’m a blogger? My blog is my own space where I write what I experience, I like, and what I dislike. Using it as a weapon to threaten a company on your behalf is not something that will make me comfortable. Besides, I don’t fancy the reputation of being a sore loser, i.e. attacking company X because company X had just thrown a big fat event and didn’t invite me to it, or distributed some really nice gifts around to all the bloggers out there but didn’t send me. That kind of thing.

My point is, if I want to write about a company’s misdeeds, I want to write it because I want to do it. Not because people expect me to show them I’m on their side by posting about it. Not everything is meant to be written, not everything is meant to be complained about. You have to trust that I know my own circumenstances and my own blog better than anyone and that its up to me to want to post about something and demanding it won’t get you anywhere.

Does that happen to you, fellow bloggers? People turning towrads you and expecting you to complain about a company based on their experience? What about you my readers? Do you expect a blogger you know personally to just write up a post on your behalf in case you were angered by a bad service?


7 Responses to “Do You Ask Bloggers to Write About Your Negative Experiences?”

  1. Al-Zain says:

    :)))

    وبما اني اكتب قصص تميل نوعا ما للرومانسية
    الكل يبيني اكتب قصته
    كسرة قلبه
    واحباطاته

    تصوري عاد
    اكو شغلات تسوى تنكتب
    واكو شغلات سخييييييييييفة بشكل ودج تقولين لصاحبها
    عيش حياتك وبلا سطحية بالتفكير

    • danderma says:

      وعلية في ناس قصصهم تكسر الخاطر صج… ما يزعلون او ياخذون منج موقف ان ما كتبتي؟

      • al-zain says:

        مو كل شي يصلح يكون قصة تنكتب
        وساعات اقول لهم ان شاء الله افكر بالموضوع وخلاص يلهون بحياتهم
        وآنا انشغل بحياتي
        وبعدها يختفون ما ادري عنهم

        يزعلون!!
        يمكن يزعلون بس بالنهاية قلمي اللي تحركه مشاعري مو مشاكلهم

        :)

  2. 965malls says:

    very very rarely, like we did that once when a very close friend had a bad experience at celio, but as a rule of thumb we don’t – actually. a few days back another close friend visited an awesome new restaurant and wanted us to blog about it and we refused, we told her we will blog about it when we go there and experience it ourselves, our blog is not meant for public reviews. One has to be careful, especially when blowing some steam… better blow your own steam then others :)

    • danderma says:

      Exactly! My own blog, my own steam. I can’t be expected to be the place where people come to vent especially since I wasn’t there personally. There are always two sides to each story.

  3. Caesar says:

    we don’t get irate users asking us to write about their negative experiences.. One of the advantages of being a niche blog I guess!.
    This reminds me of a radio show I used to listen to in the US regularly where listeners would call in and express their grief at certain events, organizations or policies and the RJ would then comfort them by talking down about their “enemies”..

    funny how the internet has changed everything.
    Good luck

    • danderma says:

      Lucky you. Then again given how your blog is dedicated to music which usually makes people happy so there isn’t much to complain about I suppose.