Why the fuck are people publicly bashing gabby on nia’s ask.fm.
I assume we’re talking about non-tumblr gymnastics blogging?
-Only write if you have something to say. Don’t blog just for the sake of blogging. Don’t blog if another blogger just said everything you want to say about something.
-Find your voice. Don’t try to write like anyone else. If Blythe or Brigid tried to do some of the stuff Spanny and I do, it wouldn’t work. And vice versa.
-Don’t publish things with glaring errors. (Like spelling a gymnast’s name wrong or saying that Morgan White won an Olympic Medal.)
-Check and acknowledge your biases. I wrote a whole post on that you can read here.
Lastly, and most importantly:
-Do not write anything about someone that you are not prepared for the gymnast, her mom, her grandma, her coach and her 3rd grade teacher to read. Sometimes I say fairly snarky things, but I do it with the understanding that it may come back to bite me in the ass. And I do my best not to make downright inflammatory statements, particularly about minors.