I've discovered that there are four types of bloggers:
1. Professional bloggers, who blog about their industry: computers, law, crafting, running.
2. Personal bloggers: blogging about a personal journey such as marriage, conversion, raising a special needs child.
3. Sporadic bloggers, who occasionally muse on whatever. Nothing formal here.
4. Negative bloggers, who blog to spew, vent, and dis, expose, and stir up the pot.
I find this final category extremely disturbing.
I am by nature a positive person. I know there are negative things to be encountered in this world, and I avoid them like the plague. I hope I am like my grandmother, who was dealt a pretty rotten hand and has the warmest heart full of faith. (Not the rotten hand part.) I associate with wholesome people and look for the good whenever possible. Not because I'm special, but just because that's my orientation.
But now that I've become a part of the blogosphere, I am encountering that negativity. People whose every online encounter is loaded with negativity. Ewww! I'm allergic. It almost makes me want a divorce from the blogosphere. It's disturbing. It haunts me. I can't sleep at night.
What to do?