Right before my first class starts this semester, I am thinking about this quote, about the words of Maryl Streep that have been floating around the internet for the past few hours. I am sure you have already seen them.

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” – Meryl Streep

And when there are of course many life applications to those, think of her words from a blogger perspective.

How many times do we leave a comment on someones post in hopes that they will in return go to our blog?

How many times have we asked for #followforfollow or joined a link up party?

How many relationships have we built, but how many have we destroyed?

Are our priorities as bloggers straight, or are we willing to sell our soul for a free dress or shirt, or a pair of shoes?

Have we been focusing on the real world or the one online, and how honest have we been with each other and with ourselves?

Happy September!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing the quote and thoughts – very true and I try to blog in the same light.

  2. I blog what makes me happy nowadays. I used to do it for the numbers but then after a while it just wasn’t me. I do it to build a community – if it works, then great. If doesn’t, then at least I tried.

  3. I love this quote! I truly believe that in order to succeed I need to remove myself from the negativity in my life. I want to share my time with those who inspire and support me. As a blogger, I want to support and build relationships with fellow bloggers. We are all here to tell our story and we shouldn’t tear each other down. This was a very inspiriting post, and I wish you all the luck as you start your semester. It takes a lot of courage to do what you’re doing!

  4. I love this quote, but its more what I try to apply towards dating than to blogging. I don’t get too into the numbers and goals of blogging. I just put out what speaks to me.

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