I’ve sworn off Perez Hilton. I know, it’s shocking. My younger sister, whom I adore, sent me a link the other day about Megan Fox’s “new look” and I couldn’t read it, although I was dying to, because it linked straight to “Hollywood’s Most Hateful Hated Web Site!”
It’s not as if I wasn’t tempted. After all, I’m only human. But I’ve decided to take a stand against the meanness that I feel is becoming so pervasive online. It’s a personal choice.
I’m not judging – after all, this is a no judgment zone – just asking you to stop and consider how un-glamorous it is to be mean.
I admit, I’ve been dabbling in niceness for a while, even engaging in random acts of kindness now and again. My skin reacted almost instantly, improving in clarity and smoothness. Is this what that whole “Beauty is more than Skin Deep” thing is all about? I may be onto something here.
A few weeks back, I met up with a too-close-to-home reminder of how the virtual anonymity of the Internet can foster nastiness when a blogger used his blog to attack some of my staffers. Thanks to Google Alerts and Topsy, I found out about the blog posts rather quickly. I called the guy up; we hashed it out the good old fashioned way and cleared up the entire misunderstanding. Turned out, despite the tone of his blog, he was actually a nice guy.
Certain popular review sites seem full of meanness to me; so much so that, ultimately, I find the reviews to be useless. On one site, a user commented “That’s what the Internet is for, to call a**holes out.” Really? That’s not the Internet I know.
My Internet is for discovering handmade stockings from Tel Aviv, donating food to Feeding America by simply sharing a good mood, and reading inspiring blogs from women I admire like Pretty in the Queen City and Cupcakes and Cashmere.
I hope you’ll find that my blog, and the other PC blogs we host here, inspire and enlighten you, make you chuckle — occasionally cry — and most of all, help you see the beauty in life.