Monday, February 23, 2009

Express Thyself

I once wrote that blogging should be about free expression, not good impression.
However, I am not sure whether that is true anymore. Sometimes when people are given the freedom to express themselves they tend to go overboard. They don’t care what kind of impression they’re giving or message they’re sending, as long as it’s out there for the whole world to read, they’re content with it.

I admit ever since I came across PiahZadora’s blog a few months back, I’ve been a silent reader. And sometimes I find that the comments made were even more entertaining than what Piah had written. However, of late I wonder whether some of the people who commented on PiahZadora’s blog have feelings. I mean if you can joke about a person’s inability to conceive or the fact that a person has hives and in pain then you’re the kind of person that has no compassion or mercy for other people.

Now I understand why some bloggers have made their blogs "private"... Sigh…

22 comments:

valisaiskandar said...

nihil sanctum est

some people just don't understand while they are right in expressing themselves; what they express is not always right.

*hugs*

Anonymous said...

i think you are being overly emotional on this issue. as abang ramlee put it in the latest comment in piah, there was only one particular person who made fun of one person. the rest of the commenters never agreed with him/her. it is not fair for you to judge all the commenters on this when only one person was behind your accusations.

you've got a mental problem and need help.

observer said...

anonymous,
i fail to see any emotional outburst in this entry. if anything, she's just telling it like it is. what else is new? PZ is a battleground anyway.

Mrs.A said...

At times, if you really read between the lines (really really between the lines) she (he?) has a point. And I agree, the commenters tend to go overboard.

Anonymous said...

observer: i said she is overly emotional because she 'perasan' since she hasn't yet able to conceive. but she shouldn't 'terasa' since it was only one commenter bashing one blogger and all other commenters told this commenter off.

all commenters were angry because things like this (topic of fertility) shouldn't be made a joke.

observer said...

anon/abang ramlee,
i think she has every right to be 'perasan' or 'terasa' with insensitive comments be it targeted at her or someone else in the same predicament.

i agree, that topic shouldn't be made into a joke. but what i don't understand is why u are harping on it like it is u yg terkena.

coach loves said...

babe, you and me we both hypocrites. we laugh when other people got shamed through piah blog now we got upset when they do fun with inability to conceive. maybe we shouldn't read piah again.

Cosmic_GurL said...

valisa - yup I think thats why some people think it's okay to diss other people in the name of freedom of speech

Anon - Im being overly sensitive? Hmm..in what way am I being overly sensitive? I admit the reason for this post was to highlight what that one insensitive person said about one person's inability to conceive. And I noted that a lot of other commenters actually told tht person off, which I thought was a good thing...
Im not attacking all of Piah's commenters...what im trying to say here is that sometimes when people think they have the freedom of speech they tend to abuse it...

observer - Thank you. No emo outburst here :)

coach loves - Speak for yourself. I dont laugh when I read what Piah had written or when I read all the comments in her blog esp when they attacked a person. I agree some deserved to be "kutuk"ed but sometimes the words used or the things that were written are really harsh...Kalau I was the target i rasa dah nangis 7 tempayan dah :)

Cosmic_GurL said...

Mrs A - Errmmm...who were u talking abt yang has a point? Piah? Or her commenters?

Mrs.A said...

yes Piah. Not for the latest postings.. some of her(his?) earlier postings.

Ms B said...

CG,

I'd probably hvae missed the entry in piah or the comments, so not really sure what was raised.

But I was taken aback by one of the comments left here. hmmmm...

Anyway dear, cheer up. At least whoeever commented in piah are strangers (or perhaps not, eh?).

ps: couldnt leave comment before. window kept having error each time

rozzdabozz said...

c_gurl,

one man's honey can be another man's poison...that is freedom actually...stay cool...live is short...make love not war....hehehe

cheers..

pugly said...

Wow. Since when does the blogosphere become such a hostile place? & here I thought everyone's entitled to their opinions.

Cosmic_GurL said...

Ms B - Yeah it was some comments made way back. I just thought I wanna write about it and some people got so defensive..hehehe...

RDB - I'm trying to...stay cool I mean. Thanks :)

Pugs - Tulah...And im being called mentally unstable and gila hits...hahaha..haiyooo...

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Sarclover said...

*sigh*.. enuff said... Buat derk je... kisah sangat *imaks all buat apa babe.

chill.

Gagak Merah said...

Just don't want our blog world jadi cam Malaysian politics situation now...gadoh about petty stuffs and forgetting what's important. Everyone have the right to say what they want...but be brave enuff to face the risks attached to them. The end.

Didi said...

Ala noks..it's not so bad being Piahserized. Kot. *hugs*

D.N.A.S said...

I agree, some of the commenters really went overboard. But they have to remember one thing. Accusations, speculations and false allegations can either bring them or the blog owner to court.

These days it's not that hard to give a name, i/c number and address to those Anon IDs. With the proper network tools in place, they can be traced within minutes.

I strongly suggest those commenters take some time to go through the Blogging ethics/rules that have been established by our authority.

We don't know what we're messing up with until we have Police officers knocking on our house/office doors.

Sarclover said...

DNAS;

Semangat nya!! You can be the president of the Bloggers' association.. :)

Oh btw... I know the big picture.. not like I am trying to be a bimbo about the whole thing..

Cosmic_GurL said...

Sarc - Tengah buar derk je la ni...

GM - Yeah, pandai buat pandai la tanggung kan?

Didi - Kena piahzerised takper, yang tak tahan tu when a bunch of lies are being spewed out resulting in bloggers deciding to quit blogging altogether

Dnas - Well said babe!

maszuzu said...

whoaaa..i miss this boat...wow...dah lama tak baca piah tu... i shall reserve my comments.

but sherry babe, you've handled this well!! :)