It's My Blog and I Can Write if I Want To: Part II

12:23 PM

The cruel measures some people will stoop to in order to try to make someone feel bad about themselves will never stop amazing me.


Someone actually said that because I asked for help with the rent this month on my Facebook page (which BTW they had to read REALLY far down to see that, which tells me they were determined to find SOMETHING to pick at) it destroyed my credibility and they would never visit my blog again.


They also made four comments that were like "AND THIS".


In fact, most of the comments I got on my last post were flames, accusing me of being bitter, having a chip on my shoulder, etc.


If I was bitter or had a chip on my shoulder I wouldn't have written that blog post so nicely. It wasn't some whiny post about nothing; it was a substantive post about how the community flames anyone that dares to speak up (and all you did was prove me to be right about that).


If I lacked credibility I wouldn't be running a popular local news magazine. That magazine is free, however, and local businesses can't afford advertising any more in this small town because people are spending their money with big corporations instead. There's just not enough to go around.


To the ones that made useful/helpful comments, thanks are in order. This is in no way directed towards you. Thank you for your submissions and I hope to see more submissions from you in the future. You all have really helped me a lot on finding a solution to this.


So far, this is my solution: I'm going to start moderating comments. There's just too many people out there that would rather work on tearing me down than building me up.


I need to go off and think for a while. Don't be surprised if you don't see any posts from me for a while.


xjonquilx | Mepis, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux, Oh My!


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  1. please don't let those bad comments spoil your experience.
    you are taking the right steps by ignoring them or removing them if necessary.

    but also, please don't mistake those people for the community. most of the community are silent. what you see are a few vocal ones, and unfortunately critics tend to be more vocal than others.

    as a writer i hope you can develop the energy to put those critics at their place and add another positive voice to counteract them.

    you are not unwanted!
    keep writing!

    greetings, eMBee.
    ps: there are some comments about your blog here: