In light of recent events that have ocurred on Stardoll, it truly makes me wonder if there is a fine line between right and wrong on Stardoll blogging.
Gossip and blogging is so powerful, and a simple opinionated post on a blog such as Perez Hilton of Stardoll or Memoires of A MeDoll can be enough reason to completely alter somebody's personal opinion.
Is there a point where blogging- or even writing in general, can become peer pressure?
Forget blogging for a second- and go back to a persuasive essay you might have written once. Everybody's done one at some point or another in their life, whether for school assignment, personal reasons such as a charity you work for, convincing your grandparents for an extra $15 on holiday, we've all done some kind of persuasion in our lives.
Returning to blogging in paticular, in the past few weeks, we've seen some terrible posts go on Stardoll, to name a few of the largest scandals in particular are Tyler's "nudes," Freeduck_'s lies, and some bad limericks including Devie44. Posts, written by people too immature to handle the idea of respecting one's privacy- have a way of getting stuck in our brains and rupturing our systems to the point where everybody in Stardoll (atleast, way more people than necessary) are involved in it.
Is Stardoll such a big deal that we need to overstep personal boundaries that may hurt others, especially some people we consider friends? Even if you are not friends, and spend more time loathing each other than making up, think of your consequences and step back and look at the big picture. Stardoll is a time of our lives where we don't have to worry about the harsh realities of real life and future that looms ahead of us. It won't last forever, so why don't we enjoy it while it lasts, instead of making others miserable? Ten years down the road the need for fame and attention will dissipate, and our only memories of Stardoll will be the ones of our blogging adventures and friendships. I, for one, do not want to remember this time of my life as a bad memory, full of guilt and suspicion, and charcoal fringing. I don't want to screw up somebody's life by writing incriminating things about them. What's enough is enough. Scandals come and go, and they provide momentary entertainment for us all, but step back and breathe a little, and you'll find you would've been much better off without the overstepping writing.
Hopefully, until next time,
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