Ever since getting fired from my job because of my blog I have been cheekily referring to myself, just occasionally, as a professional blogger. Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with describing myself in that way. After all, I am now treating my blog, complete with my brand new and super exclusive Private Collection, as my full time job.
But some people don’t agree with me. And some of them are getting pretty angry about it.
Here’s a comment I received from one such angry person.
You are not a professional blogger. You are nothing but a nasty whore trying to get traffic the easy way by taking your clothes off and writing sexually provocative blog posts that you know will pull in lots of readers. This is nothing to do with professional blogging as taught by such professional blogging luminaries as Brian Clarke. Keep your pornographic photographs to yourself and stop polluting the professional blogging water with your nasty filth.
Ooh. He’s really cross. Really cross.
He did leave his name but I’m not one of those people who likes to name and shame people, even when they are nasty to me like that. Two wrongs don’t make a right and all that.
Funnily enough the person he mentions, Brian Clarke, runs a blog called Copy Blogger and it is one of the blogs that I started reading when I was searching for information about professional blogging.
I wonder if Brian would think that I was welcome in the professional blogging club or not. I really liked his blog and thought it had some pretty good advice on it. Seems a shame that some of his readers think I am so terrible.
Can’t we all just get along?
Surely the professional blogosphere is big enough for all of us, whatever our niche, whatever our style, whatever our size, to coexist happily, isn’t it?
Or is it the case that some people, like our angry commenter above, have judged me by the way I look, by looking at my assets and thinking they know everything there is to know about me without even taking the time to talk to me?
Chubby girls, chubby girls like me, face this kind of thing every day.
Every single day.
And it really isn’t very fair.
Chubby girls should be allowed in the professional blogosphere just like anyone else.
Even if they are chubby girls like me that like to be very naughty and enjoy their sexuality and their body in a very open way.
So this one goes out to all the professional bloggers out there who might be a little bit unhappy about me crashing their party.
Let’s just be nice to each other. There’s no need for all this animosity.
And I’m here to stay.