I posted a link on Twitter this morning to the 1,200-word article I wrote here that, among other things, was critical of Sarah Palin, and some fine fellow named Ira who goes by the Twitter name of @idesignwis slammed me as being merely a "sock puppet" - which is a person who just mouths the words of others. That was amusing enough (because, of course, I hang around taking notes of the 1,200 word speeches my friends give and just post them here). But what got me falling out of my chair laughing is that the way he made his ridiculing point that I just did nothing more than mouth the words of others...was by him posting a graphic that someone else had made with someone else's words...!
I was about to post a long reply back about how funny this was, with a near-total lack of self-awareness, but then decided, nah, it's not worth it. But mainly I couldn't do it justice in 140 characters.
Hence, 1,200 word articles...
Honestly, I don't care if everyone likes what I write. I certainly hope they do, but I've written over 700 articles for the Huffington Post, and I've figured out by this point that there are others who have a different point of view. So, I get it. Really. I just always wish that those times when they do decide to write back and complain, that they at least make a partial effort to think first. Some do. Most, I find, go by the "Type first, think later" mantra.