There are a lot of bloggers out there that seem to enjoy dictating to others what their blog should and should not include. I find this utterly ridiculous. A blog is someone's own property, their own little part of the Internet... So who is anyone to tell them how to run it? Obviously if their posts contain highly insulting content that is different but by and large people get huffy about the smallest things.
Firstly, swearing is a hot debate. Should one swear in their posts? Well I swear like a sailor in real life and do the occasional swear on here. I cut out my most colourful language but the odd f word and c-bomb slips through sometimes. And that is entirely up to me. Or any other fellow sailors out there.
Deleting comments is another hot topic. Well I have deleted comments in the past. It is my site so if I don't want certain comments appearing then it is my prerogative to delete them. I've deleted rude comments before. Only one particular person really annoyed me, but I wasn't happy with her tone so I deleted her stuff. Then deleted the following angry comments about me deleting her previous ones.
Make no mistake, my blog is no place for negativity and I will delete any offensive or rude comments straight away.
Whether or not a blog accepts PR samples is another big issue. Let me say my part on this. I don't care. Of course people like free samples. As long as the review is truthful and disclosed I don't mind. Bloggers that constantly post about being "PR friendly" do annoy me though, I think blogging to try and blag free stuff is really cringey.
And the worst thing about these constant arguments and orders is this: nobody forces you to read a blog. If you are not happy with the way a person runs their blog then don't subscribe, it's as simple as that.
As the title suggests, I will do what I want with this site. My blog, my rules. Your blog, your rules.
Why get riled at something you can't change? Just click the unfollow button & live and let live :)