Unpopular Opinion

PSA: Come Correct

For those of you who are new to this wonderful world of Shardé, there are a few things you should know. First and foremost, I WILL blast you. One thing about growing up being bullied and having a limited amount of friends is that I really don’t care if y’all like me or not. So if you come at me the wrong way, I’ll go on a Twitter rant, post a Facebook status or write a blog about it.  I’m sure you’ve already guessed what this is here.

But generally, I’m a nice girl. I hold doors for people and compliment other women. I lie and say babies are cute even when they look like gremlins and I give people chances. But only one ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that. I’m a blogger. I write about a lot of different things. I meet people, find interest in what they do and think about sharing my thoughts with others. But I do not get paid to blog.

I do not get paid to blog.

I do not get paid to blog.

I do this for fun, so if I have other things I’d rather do, best believe I’m doing those first. I do take this seriously. I put a lot of energy into the things I do post on here. I built this site myself. I have respect for the artists who work with me. But listen very clearly, do not press me about your sh*t. If I like you or your work, I will put in the effort. If you have to press me about it, chances are I think its mediocre and you pressing me will just annoy me.

Don’t blow up my email. Don’t tweet me a million times. Don’t leave comments about your work on my posts that are completely irrelevant. Especially if it’s a post about my kids. I don’t care if I’m watching Finding Nemo with my daughter at 3 pm on a Sunday, that will ALWAYS be more important than whatever it is that you have going on.

If you are an artist, I need you to behave in a professional manner when communicating with me. My email addresses are available in the “About Me” section of this blog and in my Twitter bio. I even specify which one to use for which purpose. Send me an email. Introduce yourself. Tell me what you do and why I should pay attention to what you do. I have FRIENDS, folks who have been to my house and know my kids who still communicate more professionally with me than some folks that I don’t even know from Adam.

Look, if music or fashion or whatever is your art, please recognize that blogging and writing is mine. If you want me to respect yours, you have to respect mine. And most importantly, respect me. Now, I know I’m nobody. I don’t have a big brand behind me. I’m just a lone blogger using the internet to talk, but if you’re approaching me to share your work on my blog, you must think I AM somebody, so treat me as such. Thanks!

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