- Jan 20, 2010
- Reaction score
Good to see you Skin. Write away. Never sweat the critics, sweat on the critics.
+1my main gig these days is writing for the houston press, a media outlet in (surprisingly enough) the houston area. I cover all sorts of articles, from social/political stuff to music coverage and just ridiculous funny stuff.
Unsurprisingly, since my articles hit the internet and people are able to comment on them, they occasionally get lots of angry comments, or ones ranging from "furious and indignant" to just "angry and stupid". Along with positive ones too of course, although studies have shown that people most likely to comment on an article are the angry types.
It's all gravy to me, thickened my hide a lot, since i realized "wow, i get paid to write, and these folks are reacting like fish that someone dropped a lure in front of".
But i want to say, that a few years of participating here on mlp really helped teach me a bunch of lessons about interacting with folks online. It is a great primer on both the good and bad communication experiences out there, and taught me that it's perfectly acceptable, and often best to just walk away from a pointless argument.
This place is the best, so thanks for all of that.