I’ve seen bloggers and instagrammers who have done nothing but be themselves and help people, crying their eyes out online because they don’t know what else to do and it is all down to Tattle.life.
Yep, here we are. Talking about online hate and bullying once again. If you weren’t aware, there has been a site that has been doing it’s best to bring bloggers down. Tattle.Life is a site that is purely for talking about bloggers, instagrammers and celebrities. I have seen comments saying Tattle is getting the truth out there and letting people know what their favourite bloggers are really like. I mean, it is a website where people comment on threads about people that they follow or have followed in the past and have an opinion on them. Already sounds like an unnecessary website, doesn’t it?
Tattle doesn’t stop there though. It is a place where hate starts and spreads. There are personal comments and things that are just not uncalled for. I have experienced comments about my children, where I live and about my family. These comments brought me down. Made me feel awful about myself and made me doubt myself as a mum. But comments like these are normal for Tattle. They are every day chat on there.
I know that as a blogger, people will have an opinion but shouldn’t that opinion be based purely on my content? It is as if content has been forgotten and because people blog, it means that strangers online can rip them apart about every aspect of their life. Just because I post a photo of my children does not mean that someone who doesn’t know me can jump on Tattle and say that my children are not looked after properly.
These comments can impact people more than some will ever know. One tiny comment can bring someone down and destroy their confidence, self esteem and everything they have worked for. Just because you see something you don’t like or agree with doesn’t mean that you can start a witch hunt. This isn’t a playground and the huge majority of us are adults but yet, there are people out there who are acting like teenage girls who have nothing better to do than to create gossip.
When social media is used right, it can be an amazing thing. Tattle makes it seem as if being online is the worst thing you can possibly do. Being a parent is hard enough already and some of us are sharing our experiences and things that have happened in our lives, no matter how hard it is to write about, just so it can help one other parent.
I’ve written about hard times in my life and been completely open and honest online. Unless you do that then you have no idea how hard that is but then I am branded as a lair and a fake. I couldn’t be more me if I tried and yet it still isn’t good enough. Even though Tattle has caused me so much hurt, I have learnt to handle it. Some bloggers can’t and it is so hard to see them struggling with it.
If you come across Tattle then please don’t search yourself and please don’t join in with the hate.