I’ve only been on Tumblr for a day, but I’ve decided I love it. It offers the perfect mix of blogging and ease that really suits my busy (read: lazy) lifestyle.
It also lets me connect with people more likely to read my books, and that’s awesome. On Twitter and Facebook, I connect with other writers, publishers, and reviewers, which is great, but I think Tumblr is the best way to connect with the readers. After all, you folks are the ones I want to read my books! And I’d love to hear from you.
BULLYING. IS. FOR. LOSERS. Do you ever wonder how you made that girl feel? When you called her a SLUT. BITCH. FAT. WHORE. Mentioned she had ugly clothes? Or what about that boy...That you said was WORTHLESS. WEAK. RETARDED. A FAGGOT. Did it make you feel good? Did it make you feel powerful? Did it make you feel better then them? CONGRATULATIONS. What you might not realize is the words you say.. Could potentially affect someone for the rest of their life. Cuts and bruises go away. But words remain with you forever. Forever. The words dig into your soul. FAGGOT. WORTHLESS. SLUT. What you may not know is that there are many different forms of bullying. Not just verbal. But there is. PHYSICAL. CYBER. SOCIAL. RACIAL. RELIGIOUS. SEXUAL AND DISABILITY. Well, how does it feel? To beat somebody up for being gay. To make fun of somebody while hiding behind a computer screen. To ignore someone because they're different. To pick on someone because of their race. To make fun of someone because of their religious beliefs. To target someone because of their gender. To mock someone because they walk differently. Have you ever considered the consequences of your actions? You don't know whether the person you're bullying is having a BAD DAY, BAD WEEK, A BAD MONTH. You don't know whether they're depressed, You don't know whether their mother has been diagnosed with cancer. You don't know whether their best friend died in a car crash. You don't know that because YOU'RE bullying them. They could go home and END THEIR LIFE. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW. Bullying doesn't make you more powerful. It doesn't make you better than anyone else. All bullying accomplishes is. Nothing. NOTHING. Bullying accomplishes NOTHING. Are you proud still? The next time you consider bullying.. Stop for a moment. Stop and Think. Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine going to school and not feeling safe. Imagine wanting to HURT yourself because someone is prejudice against you. What you might not realize is that you CAN change. And you CAN make a difference. It may take a day, It might take a week, No one can make the discision but you. Only you. STOP THE BULLYING. END THE HATE.