The sh*t has definitely hit the fan this week in blogland.
Did you hear?
ALL BLOGGERS have been banned from a particular hotel in Dublin.
I’ve decided not to leave any links, but you clever lot know that if you type ‘bloggers banned from Dublin hotel’ into the marvel that is google, you will find the full story if you care to. But be warned, it’s a complete vortex that will suck you in and spit you back out again, perhaps a little changed.
From everything I have seen and watched on this incident, one thing has stuck like tar. A final raging sentence from the hotel.
“If any of you attempt to enter our premises from now on, you will be ejected.” (Taken from Hotel’s statement on their own Facebook page).
Any of YOU?
Well, your guess is as good as mine. From what I can gather, a lovely, super-successful YouTuber put forward a business proposal to this particular hotel and it then shamed her for doing so and broadcasted the confidential proposal to the world. Is that a breach? I don’t know, but blimey. Of course it could never stop there could it? There’s been a humongous backlash from all parties jumping in and voicing varying levels of disgust and outrage. The whole thing, which should never have been a thing to begin with, has totally blown up into an epic showdown.
My first (empathetic) thoughts are of course towards the innocent 20-something year old YouTuber. Whom, in my opinion was just getting her hustle on with a hotel she clearly thought her viewers were going to love. *That’s not a crime is it?!
I have also sat here thinking about the hotels statement of barring all bloggers. Which obviously includes me. The person who happens to have tons of family in Dublin and the surrounding areas. I mean, the hotel might even know some of them!! It’s just too weird to think about. So I should stop.
Then finally, I can’t get the zillions of cruel comments against bloggers out of my mind that have been whirling around quicker than you can even read them.
Reading how quickly so many people are turning on bloggers has left me quite shocked. I don’t understand it. Is it because bloggers are worthless? Because what bloggers write is a load of cr*p? Are the vloggers rubbish at filming? What is it?? What makes bloggers one big pathetic joke to the world at the moment???
From where I’m sitting, all I see is a huge wealth of talent.
Writers, photographers, film makers, directors, documenters, designers. Creators. They are all there. Blogging. Taking the world by storm.
Evolving the face of advertising. Changing advertising to be something for the people, by the people. Standing up and not being afraid to speak out. They are the brave and the courageous. The ones who challenge and push boundaries.
I feel embarrassed to be a blogger.