I generally wait until the weekend to post something but this frustrated the hell out of me. I know this is just going to be some pointless complaining but at least it’s something relevant to do with the blog that I can share with you. I’m sure this is a situation a lot of bloggers get into from time to time in some form or another so hopefully some of you can relate. I’ve only been blogging for two months now and this has happened to me more times than I would have preferred, which would have been none really but hey, what can you do about it, eh?
Anyway, let’s share some stories about getting misrepresented by others, shall we?
Just recently I wrote a post that received more than five times the amount of views I’d normally get, which I’m sure is still peanuts in comparison to those who have been at this for a while now. ‘Evangelion Made Me An Atheist’ not only got me followers from both the non-religious and religious bloggers but also got me the longest comments I’ve ever received, and I mean essay length buggers! Sure, religion is a hot button, and the more people you get reading your stuff the more likely you’ll get comments from people not interested in reading it but just wanting to have their say. That wasn’t the problem, in fact that was great! I love those kind of discussions and are not at all what I’m referring to here. What I’m referring to are the people doing response posts who not only got more discussion in their comments simply by mentioning the post’s title, but misrepresenting the post and my position completely in the process.
Now I’m not just referencing the Pingbacks, in fact the ‘beneaththetangles’ blog’s Something More was very accommodating and I enjoyed what discussion I received there despite having different views on the subject. However, some blogs I wouldn’t have even known about if it weren’t for my other blogger friends, had referenced my post on their websites, claiming rubbish about my stance on religion that could have been solved simply by reading the post itself!
*Big Breath In*
Anyway, I would like to end this short rant not by naming names but by asking anyone out there both in and out of the blogging community if this has happened to you before in any way?
Has anyone misrepresented your posts or views, tried to put words in your mouth or straw-maned your arguments in an unfair way? If so, share the story in the comment section or make your own post and I’ll link it here. Make sure to tell what happened and also make sure to exaggerate the hell out of it! As my father used to say, ‘Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.’ Hehehe 😉
Watch out for a Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood review coming up this Sunday.