Ever since my fellow blogger, “A [sic] Opinionated Man”, first decided to re-blog my post from yesterday (in essence, sharing my words with an extended community), I have been deluged with hits, likes, comments, and new followers. The old adage “No press is bad press,” certainly held true to its meaning, as both haters and supporters alike streamed in. (Quite unexpectedly, the supporters have vastly outnumbered the haters.) All the same, I am humbled by the attention… and as I have previously stated elsewhere: I write to be read.
Also, I am a ginormous Narcissistic attention whore. But you all probably knew that.
A few people have asked what my motivation was for the article in question. Quite simply, it was little more than the motivation for the majority of my writing: I felt like writing about it. But more than that, I wrote it because I felt it needed to be said, and there are far too few brave (and eloquent) voices out there on the real man’s side anymore (basically, because most of us are too busy to trifle with such things). So, I wrote it.
I’d like to briefly address the commenting situation. Yes, they’re moderated. Why? Simply put, this is my public forum… not yours. I pay for this website name, not you. It’s here to showcase my writing work, not to provide you a free soapbox to spout whatever you choose. And as most people can guess, this is going out to the few adamant bitches that have felt the need to comment at length.
They may be mildly amusing to me – as I tend to read every comment – but if they don’t add to the discussion or bring up a point that I feel necessitates me giving of my time to answer them… guess what? They will not be posted.
It’s not cowardice, either – those of you who would tell me to refrain from name-calling and then hypocritically do the same yourself. I’ve been an active entity on the internet since I was 19 (almost a score ago), and I can debate people into the ground. Add to that, I cut an imposing figure in person, and were it not for the fact that I possess some modicum of gentlemanly behavior, I could easily verbally eviscerate someone face-to-face.
My Mom reads this, so for the most part I intend to stay as civil as possible. That does not mean that I will allow you the privilege of bending the ears of the community here to hear me if I don’t think your argument has any merit to it, or if it has already been answered elsewhere. I find a majority of the people that comment at length (maliciously) do so without fully grasping the spirit of the article… which is evident in my comment responses.
So, yeah – no hard feelings to the haters… feel free to continue stopping by “Show Me”. Just don’t expect to be handed a megaphone.