I've been around the blog universe for quite awhile now. But it's only been until I put up this blog that I got to read more of online journals created by PLUs. I've written about my observations here in the past, but those were just initial impressions.
Five months in, and some of my views of this side of the blog universe have changed. Of course there are still that's the same, but there are still some new things I've noticed.
This was pointed out by Mak to me when we chatted a couple of weeks ago. Even in blogs, cliques still exist. There seems to be cliques that include the kids, the high maintenance PLUs, the straight acting only guys and others. I mean that's fine, as long as everyone is at peace. There are no blog wars happening, and everyone just moves on their own blog circles it's all well and good. But then again some wars are fought on a different battleground. I'd know, I dated a blogger, and heard stories about bloggers arguing with other bloggers, and factions being created because of it. I don't have a clique here, I try to get along with everyone I visit and those who visit me. It's just that, in a world where PLUs long to be accepted they still find it hard to belong.
I don't know if it's attention-seeking or whatever, but there are just writers who aren't happy. There are blogs I've visited that rarely posted articles that are positive. It always has to be drama. Drama. DRAMA. I could understand if the writer is going through something sad like a cheating boyfriend or a recent break-up. But there are people who for no reason just likes to write sad stuff. And worse, it's like they're enjoying telling those stuff. You're not reading of things they'll do to be happier or to make things better. I'm sorry but my tolerance for the negative stuff is really short.
I have said this before. PLU bloggers are some of the smartest people I know. I learned alot from their write-ups. Their articles. Your comments on my posts. Some of you may be younger than I am, but you give advice like you're the most mature person in the world. So that's one thing I'm grateful for, putting up this blog. Meeting people like that. But I'd still stick to what I said before, there are quite a number of bloggers who love to write stuff that gives me nosebleeds that last for hours on end.
Cheesy people transcend sex. And bloggers living an alternative lifestyle are the ones I notice who overflows of cheesiness. I am guilty of being one. Backread through my posts last November, and you'd puke reading through articles written by a lovesick puppy. We all long for romance and meeting the right one, because honestly for us, true love comes rarely. And if it's through writing our dream guys, or hopes for relationships to come or ideals in romance, then we just let it all out here. Of course, there's still those who are realistic. But it's nice that even if they don't really believe in the cheesy stuff, they still support us when we find people that we like.
So it's been five months already of Engel's tell all or kiss and tell, whatever. And I've met alot of people (well not personally, but you know what I mean) who've changed my views about this side of the universe. Some have already left. Some have put their blogs on private, so I can't really visit them anymore. Some have become friends/chatmates/textmates and even became an ex. There are people who have earned my respect. There are also those I've formed a crush on. And there are those I'd like to really finally meet if only to pick their brains (and date). I just either don't have the guts to ask them and/or I have no way to ask them out.
But seriously, the blogging community that I've met here are people I generally like. Some I would not agree with. But mostly they're people I think I could be good friends with in the real world.