Despite all warm fuzzies that I've observed, I can also see some potential for offending others and creating cliques in the blogosphere. For instance, someone might feel shortchanged that they were not awarded a button and so they become jealous. Others might be offended by a post. Perhaps someone chooses to promote or follow a friend's blog but the favor is never returned. There are a ton of ways this could happen. You get the idea.
I would never want to see a division or things get ugly among friends but if it ever did, this is how I see it happening. Let's just hypothetically say that two blogger friends had a misunderstanding so they stopped commenting and following each others blogs. What if things got kind of nasty and it escalated to the point where they started blogging smack about each other. Who's side would you take if they were both your friends? What alliances would be formed? Not only does this sounds kind of like girls in Jr. High, but it is also how I predict World War 3 will start. Again, hypothetically, let's just imagine if someone had publicly offended Sass. I'm sure Scope would stand up for her. Cora and Morgan would probably be ready to join the cause and help and I'm sure Cow Guy would rally behind them too.
On the other hand what if others thought Zibbs was under attack. I'll bet Gwen would step in, as would Jeanne. I'm guessing Candy and Gilligan would also bring their muscle to the table. Pretty soon it would start to resemble X-Men since you'd have two groups of talented and skilled superbloggers battling against one another. Just imagine the excitement as the individual personalities used their talents and blogging skills (super powers) against each other. I can even imagine what their costumes would look like. Blogger friends pitted against each other would be as tragic as the Civil War with brother fighting against brother and father against son. No, even worse. Like an episode of Star Trek where Kirk and Spock are forced to fight each other to the death .
Who's side would I join? I'd probably pull a Switzerland since I like them all so much. Fortunately this nightmarish situation doesn't ever have to take place. Now that you have visualized how terrible this scenario would be I hope you feel like Ebenezer Scrooge waking up after a night of bad dreams. God bless us, everyone.
PS-The above mentioned names are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual bloggers who happen to have those same names and links is purely a coincidence.
PSS-If I didn't mention you in this post don't form an alliance against me.