Sometimes a gal just needs to vent. The following are the top four things that piss me off about Writer Beat/people:
- People don’t focus. I’ve written the following sentence thousands of times “Please note, the second best way to draw more attention to your work is to comment on the work of others.” Guess how many times someone has asked “What’s the first best way?” Answer: Zero. This proves to me that people don’t read with the intention of comprehending or are way to scatter-brain to focus on anything.
- People are selfish. The number of people who actively comment on the work of others I can count on one hand. The number of people who contribute content but have never commented on the work of someone else, number in the thousands and growing fast.
- People are lazy. Many long time users of this site have never explored the few clickable icons here. If they had, they wouldn’t be so confused about how the site is structured and why some articles appear prominently and others don’t.
- People are hypocrites. I get tons of complaints about behavior of others. However, all I need to do is look up the comment thread of a complainer and I always find ample evidence of them doing the very same thing they’re complaining about.