There has been numerous Staroll blogs and members criticising the Starblog and its writers. Many have described it as a lack luster of poor use of the English language and shabby posts with no real content. While being a Starblog writer myself, you can probably guess where this post is going.
Now I have been asked and seen many topics around a handful of clubs full of the same single question: “How do I become a Starblog writer?” Now you may ask what is such the big fuss? Due to most of our fame hungry nature, anything that gives our visitor list a boost sounds like music to the ears. Many others and myself have won NCG trophies because of it. And then I have to hear some _____ about wanting to “help” others. Do not try and fool everyone. As much as bringing awareness to talented members of the community, projects, bullying, charities and good causes – who is honestly benefiting from it in the end? Members spent years gaining a notoriety and then to have something active like the Starblog to come in and give writers a big airlift is almost like a dream come true. Whether your writing quality is up to scratch is debated by others.
I am classified as a “writer”, but I just post the tutorials. My writing is honestly not suitable for the young and impressionable audience of Stardoll – and neither is the majority Stardoll blog material out there. One thing people may not know if that whilst being a writer, you do not have the freedom or say on whether or not your post is uploaded. This being Stardoll, they need to have a double check that nobody isn’t going to post something like porn, an episode of Skins with a big potty mouth or create a post dedicated to bringing shame to an individual member. It makes sense and so Stardoll shouldn’t be judged for doing so.
UPDATE: I have forgotten to add that Stardoll has the authority to edit the pending posts. Articles might be cut down in length (I recall Liz stating that in the past to her posts) and bits can be added. So those who thought that I made up Callie’s introduction within my first post, I doubt Stardoll would ever let me get away with that.
What we post on our own personal Stardoll blogs is highly unsuitable for the Starblog. Do you want to see some gossip blog’s derogatory post within the Starlog? If so, Stardoll would be blamed for encouraging cyberbullying or for even victimising an individual themselves as they had deemed it acceptable it in the first place.
I can agree that the entirety of the Starblog’s posts aren’t much so entertaining than our own-made blogs, however we need that authority so that none of the obscenity we just love to flush outside the website reaches the pure and innocent members who are currently oblivious – as well as not to ruin Stardoll’s friendly image.
The posts are simply, well, simplistic as well as there for some light entertain and guidance. Sure, for you there might not be much there to bite on, but for that reason is it then acceptable for you to go cut the writers down a notch? A demeaning insult and constructive criticism are two different things. One has words full of poison – there to damage and inflict pain on the receiving end – while the other is there merely to help aid the receiver into doing an improved job the following time. I doubt the many members who purposely scream “UGLY.UGLY. i can do sooo much better” at the writers have had much experience in the field. In the end it is your choice to read it. If you don’t like what you’re seeing then you make the change (don’t depend on others to do it for you) or ignore it completely.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but to further push your own and make some stranger on the internet feel like they’re under a microscope to be judged and ridiculed is just not morally correct. Those who choose to do this, I pity you. Please spend your time doing something far more productive.
To those who do criticise writers: try doing a better job under such a heavy spotlight. The Starblog isn’t and shouldn’t be treated like another Stardoll blog on blogspot or wordpress. It needs to be kept friendly and if that resides into tutorials, recipes and what you deem as “boring” updates then what is there to be done? It’s a matter of harmless fun and unlike Blogspot and WordPress, if we make a tiny minute spelling error we cannot edit it one minute later. Those members who target those “ugly” and “hideous” outfits, I would like to see what others would say about yours. Those who think their make-up/nails is “tonnes better” why aren’t you making exceptional tutorials yourself? Those who think it’s unfair that “unpopular” members aren’t featured, are you just asking for an invitation? And those who pick up on the infinteismal errors, I doubt your spell-check is in full gear either. May I remind you that grammatical errors are not a symbol of a lack of effort and dedication. Read through a bunch of my posts and tell me that because I didn’t add an apostrophe or spell “incompitent” correctly means that I didn’t work my ass off to feed you words. Some writers are not fluent in English and therefore, personally, they should not be watched by your correcting glare and zoom scroll.
If anyone didn’t read the post and just wants to ask how to become a writer click below.
You do not gain any membership, stardollars or any rewards in return for your efforts. Instead you are provided, by the community with; harsh words, kind words, spam, visitors, spam, bucket-load of notifications and a bit more spam. This sounds like a paradise for those aspiring “elites” of Stardoll. Oh wait, my apologies, the amazing and helpful elves of Stardoll out there for the greater good of us all. Why I think I might shed a tear.
Being a writer does not make you “popular” or better than anyone else within the community. Having a hundred or so visitors, in my personal opinion, does not make you “famous”. Try name ten different writers. Can’t? There you go.