Friday, March 19, 2010

Just A Quick Post...

I decided against posting this on Xanga for the reason that I may be told I'm whining again or worse. Remember I wrote a post about racism earlier this month? Well, it has never gotten featured. But, yesterday a post about racism got featured and it's someone on my friends list that wrote. I'm happy for her having a featured post, but I feel disappointed too. Her post was about her being racist because of growing up around and she's working on changing. That is great. Mine was different though, mine showed that racism happens to and can affect white people too.
I just feel really disappointed, mainly because I worked so hard on that post, it was difficult to write and when I did finish it I was proud of myself for writing it. It is probably one of the the posts I wrote that is most important to me. I know it didn't get featured because of it length (or maybe it was another reason. Maybe it was because it showed a completely different side to racism.) I don't really know, but I couldn't help feeling a bit hurt because her post was featured and not mine.

I'm going to edit my post, try to make it a bit shorter, repost it and submit it again later this year and hope that I get featured.
I just really needed to write all that. I feel a bit better now and wish I could post this on my other blog without being judged or the woman who got featured get mad at me.

Friday, March 12, 2010

If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say, Don't Say Anything At All

On the 4th of this month on my Xanga blog I wrote a post about my experiences with racism and posted it on Xanga. It was a very long post, longer then I expected to make it, but there was a lot to tell and it needed to be told in order for others to understand. It didn't get as many comments as I thought it would, it was probably because of it being long and it didn't get featured like I thought it would. Xanga is different from other blog sites, you can get your posts featured on the front page. I know why it wasn't featured; again because of it's length. So I was a bit disappointed and even wrote a post that I was disappointed that it wasn't featured. It wasn't because I was looking to get popular, or get friends or subscribers from it. The message of my post was that racism affects everyone of every race and I think it's an important message so I wanted a lot of people to be able to read it.

I explained that in my post and someone said "if you are creating a post to get featured....reconsider your intention for are whining..." I never responded to her, but it annoyed me. I blog on Xanga, I like having my posts read by people, I like getting lots of comments and hearing others opinions, I like getting featured and whenever I write a post on there I don't write it in a certain way so it will be featured. I write it the way I write everything. Whenever I write anything, it's just me being myself and writing what interests me, what's on my mind. Now if I didn't want anyone to read my blog I would set it to friends lock and not friend anyone or I would write in my diary only. I blog on Xanga to connect with others and get others opinions and just talk to people. I don't write with the intention of getting featured, I just write how I always do and if it gets featured then that's great! But, I find it rude for someone to come on my blog and say I'm whining and tell me I need to reconsider why I'm writing. I'm writing because I love to write and for others to read. She is on there for the same reason, she's not on friends lock and I've her posts get lots of comments. I don't know her, but I've read a few of her posts because they were about famous native americans and they were good. I recommended them and I was never once mean to her. Isn't great how others pay you back for being nice?

I really don't mean to complain, but this has been annoying me for days now. Is it wrong for me to blog and want others to comment or for it to get featured? Isn't that why people blog anyway? It's like telling an author they need to think about why they write if they are looking to get published and want people to read their stories. There is nothing wrong with wanting people to read what you write.

I just needed to vent a bit. Sorry for the ranting. I might try and post a book review on here in a few days.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Books I Want

Here I'm going to start a list of books I want and as I get them they will be marked off. This list will be updated and reposted.

This is Diana Wynne Jones new book and it was released in the UK in January. I want it so bad, but it costs about $25 dollars to import it. The book comes out in April in America so I guess I will just have to wait.

This is a book I found tonight while looking through young adult mystery books on Amazon and it sounds so good. I'm going to try and order it soon.

There is a lot more books I want, but I'll add more to the list later. I did a lot of shoveling and I'm feeling pretty tired. Will update later.