I never, ever thought people were going to read my blog.
I was never planning for it to get as big as it has, and comparatively it isn’t even that big. I was shocked the first time an advertiser approached me, and had to put my big-girl panties on and ask other experienced bloggers what to do, because I didn’t have a clue. Thankfully I’m part of an amazing online community of fellow bloggers, and all the ladies I wrote to went out of their way to show me the ropes.
Now I have thousands and thousands of visitors every month, and some of my friends, family, employers, customers and random internet weirdos that I never originally intended to see this site are reading it. This is fairly common and I’ve seen other bloggers struggle with it as their site grew. I guess it is my turn now.
To everyone who reads Cubicle Throwdown, thank you for being interested in what I’m doing (whatever your motivations for reading). I love that you spend time in your day coming to visit my site and see what I’m up to.
But let me be very, VERY clear about one thing:
This is MY blog, and I’m allowed to say whatever I want on it. No one is putting a gun to anyone’s head to check in here and read my ramblings (I hope). If my swearing offends you, DON’T READ IT. If you think it’s boring, DON’T READ IT. If my honesty about my sometimes-questionable behavior is not up your alley, DON’T READ IT. If you just don’t like what I’m saying, DON’T READ IT. If you just don’t like me, DON’T READ IT. You have a choice, use it.
I don’t, and never will, censor myself for anyone on this blog. Not advertisers (I already got kicked out of Google AdWords for my pirate mouth and I don’t care), not my grandparents (who I hope still haven’t found this…haha), not former or current people in my life, not my boss, not anyone. I don’t use it solely as a platform to speak badly of people or businesses or whatever, but I give my honest take on the situations that I deal with in life. It’s my side of the story, and it’s just as valid as the other side. If you want to tell your side of the story, get your own blog and talk about me on it if you want. Most readers will notice I use names on here very sparingly especially if I’m saying something less-than-stellar…. I keep things pretty vague out of respect for that person/business even if I don’t like them. But I have every right to say how I feel about things, and that won’t change.
If you still feel the need to be a hater and leave me some mean comment, I’m gonna use the delete button like it’s going out of style. If you want to say crap about me on Twitter or Facebook or email/message me about how stupid you think I am, go for it. I won’t respond. It doesn’t bother me and I’m sad for you that what I say bothers you so much, but that’s your internet space and you can say what you want.
Haters gonna hate, but they’re not gonna stop me. Haha. I’m going all Miley Cyrus on this shit!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnndd…….end rant. For everyone else who enjoys what I write, you rock and thanks for your support.