So, Friday I resigned from the PetMD blogs. They were like a big black cloud hanging over my head. Twin deadlines every week. I had to come up with something to write about. Not to mention the two plus hours a week out of my “free” time to write them.
Then I’d bear my soul only to have some whacko bash it to pieces with horrible, mean comments. My heart couldn’t take it. I really tried.
Granted, there were plenty of nice comments too, but the mean ones were just arrows into my psyche. It was like a train wreck: I shouldn’t have looked at them, but I had to.
There are some really, really, really mean people on the web with big bad chips on their shoulders who are more than willing to lambast you. And apparently, my quirky attempts at humor are not well accepted or understood by the masses.
So, here I am, blogging to my little corner of the world again. I will miss having an editor to clean up my grammatical errors and wayward sentences. I won’t miss being told I’m incompetent, cold-hearted, in need of psychiatric help (which I do get when I need it), etc. by the general public though.
I mean, on this blog, you are free to comment, I just get to read it ahead of time and choose whether or not I will print it. Or, as one of my new favorite bloggers “The Bloggess” does: just change the wording. If you say “Dr. Carroll you are an incompetent nincompoop who should find a new career peeling shrimp.” I can just change it to: “Dr. C: you are my hero and I’d hug you except I might give you this nasty case of ringworm I’ve got”.
I could have some fun with that.