I visited in blogland yesterday and read a post that haunts me still. Although I almost always leave a comment, I did not this time because this was an emotional post, and I didn't yet "know" Blogger. I didn't want to intrude.
It seems a friend told Blogger that a mutual acquaintance (Negative Nosy) remarked about time wasted blogging. Blogger "sure must have a lot of time on his/her hands."
Of course, this bothered Blogger. No one wants to be judged--especially negatively. Blogger went on to explain about time used in the day-to-day schedule, and even gave excuses about lack of television viewing and not having much time for reading.
Blogger went so far as to think about taking a break from blogging to "keep [my] blogging time under control."
Many of Blogger's friends left comments with soothing words of wisdom. The benefits of blogging were listed. Blogger was encouraged to "Keep on!" and to "Ignore such comments."
I have a different take on the issue. I think that the friend who told Blogger what Negative Nosy said was out of line! Who needs a friend who will tell you what a Negative Nosy says? In fact, IS this a friend at all? Why didn't "Friend" straighten out Negative Nosy? Tell me your thoughts.