The More Serious Side to Innocent "Twitbitching"



Why you won't find me part of public Twitter slaggings-off...

While I'm the first to admit I've succumbed on occasion to a good gossip via direct message, recent going ons on Twitter this week have really made me think twice. I'd been out for the evening, to check my feed when I got home only to find a large-scale bitch session about something stupid *rolls eyes*. Being on the outside of this, I was horrified to read the views of fellow bloggers, and I was well aware of how it may come across to others. Here's why I'll be keeping my opinions private. 

It's unprofessional! 

People forget that Twitter is so public. So a PR pulls up your twitter page ready to offer you an opportunity, only to see you having a right old bitch about a fellow blogger or brand. Are they going to want to be affiliated with that kind of behaviour? No they are not! You can say goodbye to the latest hot sample or sponsorship.


Do you really want to risk your stats for the sake of a gossip?

Seeing bloggers I considered to be the loveliest of people having a right old bitch really changes my opinion. If I wasn't a nosy old bugger they'd be unfollowed in a flash. 


Just because it's behind a screen, doesn't mean it's not bullying

As much as it might be "informing the masses", if it's blatantly taking the piss rather than a simple "Be careful of @XBlogger for X reason", it's nasty and will leave the other person feeling like poop. 

Sadly these days, drama in the blogging community is becoming a regular occurance. Whether it's targeting a brand or individual blogger, it's drawn light to the fact our beloved blogging community isn't in fact the cushty place I once thought it was. There are ways of doing the deed without resorting to a full scale bitch. 

10 comments

  1. You've basically just said what I was thinking and I totally agree. I wasn't on twitter yesterday and I actually don't care what the new drama is. Unless it's about me I couldn't care less. Fiona xx

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  2. I'm glad you can see past the bickering because I can see people taking personal effect from it, I think it's just best to get off the Internet when it's all negativity x
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

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  3. Yeah I just logged on to see all this had happened and I was so shocked at the level of bitching. It's like the drama isn't even the point anymore!

    Loves! Kirstie

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  4. That's definitely a great tip Vicki. As tempting as it is to try and keep track of what's being said, I'm so glad I kept quiet.

    Loves! Kirstie

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  5. All the bitching and negativity make me sad, really. We're such a lovely community and all this drama is so unnecessary. I keep out of it and just watch it silently. Couldn't have said it any better. Drama is always unprofessional and I would never risk followers or my reputation for public arguments. Hope you're well and we'll speak soon xx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

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  6. I couldn't say it better myself Kim, people are dumb if they think they're negativity and bitchy attitude is acceptable and professional of them. I've had to unfollow & stop talking to certain individuals because it's just not what I expected of them! :O it's shocking. I got called 'a bitch' because I saw it as bullying & it upset people. Things need to be kept off the limelight of Twitter and in private conversations to stop the affects of really upsetting somebody. xxx

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  7. I'm so glad it seems like it's blowing over! I agree, our community is usually so so friendly and it's such a shame to see people turn against one another like this. I'm glad others have had the same view as I have!

    Loves! Kirstie

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  8. Yes I agree, I was so shocked at some people. Sadly the one time I spoke out on Twitter for saying it is bullying, I got people trying to argue with me. Maybe they confused me with someone that they thought gave a monkeys about all the drama. It really changed my opinion of people to see that some couldn't see what they were doing was bullying. All in all it's been really upsetting to witness. I'm just glad that there are still a few that realise that it's wrong! Thanks for commenting :)

    Loves! Kirstie

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  9. I think twitbitching is just so low. I don't get how people think it's acceptable to say horrible comments or snide-remarks directed towards people. Anytime I see a blogger post something quite rude or bitchy I instantly get upset because the blogging community should be a nice uplifting community not competitive. Plus you're right it's completely unprofessional. It's great you posted this, maybe a twitbitcher may read this and re-think posting something negative. Holly x http://thechroniclesofholly.com/

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  10. I'm so happy there are others that feel the same as me! Thanks for commenting Holly :)

    Loves! Kirstie

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