Friday, October 22, 2010

O, Woe is Me!!

I love There is no doubt about it. I spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours a day there posting and reading and I am a loyal supporter of the board... to the death! But there are some posters there that I simply do not understand. If we put ourselves out there (in the public domain) as writers, as reviewers, as bloggers, as anything that the public will scrutinize, then we must expect, at some time or another, to receive everything from fan mail to hate mail and everything in between. These posters who go on and on complaining and whining because they stepped on someone's toes and got smashed on is annoying. What is even worse it that the rest of us, those who simply try to roll with the flow and keep on stroking our keypads, have to listen to these impromptu lectures (we don't really HAVE to listen, but I find myself reading them out of sheer astonishment at the amount of venom such a biting post can inject into my ears).
If we are in the public eye (I am not famous... yet, but I'm out there), we must grow thicker skins or, if we are unable to do that, we must hide our sorrow, anquish and anger in a beer in the privacy of our own homes, cars, caves, treehouses, etc. Otherwise, we simply exacerbate the situation and give our antagonists more fodder to feed on.
Just my opinion. And, oh, the photo? Yes, well, a good friend of mine said that I remind her of this fellow. Ha!