So I’m finishing up my workout at the gym and feeling all good about life when my phone vibrates. I look and see that there’s a new comment on TRSJ so I click through to read it. Let me just say that every now and then someone says something that activates my inner rage and against better judgment, I respond aggressively. This is one of those occasions. So I click the link and find this:
I’ve just became aware of this site a few weeks ago and since then I have perused it quite frequently. I usually don’t comment much but when I noticed the donation link it appalled me! As I sit here looking at my student loans and revolving credit, I’m taken by the fact that people would donate to someone who could possibly be making more than them a year. I understand everyone needs a little help every now and then but a promised video taped thank you and amateur advice isn’t worth hard earned money that could be used toward a bill or just to by myself something other than someone else’s time. I wonder if I set up a website to help raise money for my student loans how many contributions I would receive????……….
First things first, get the f*ck outta here!
So I’m supposed to provide content throughout the week, run 2 growing blogs, be active in the comment sections of each, engage with folks on Twitter and Facebook, attend events, promote positive happenings in the community, and never ever ask anybody for anything other than clicks? Get the f*ck outta here!
You peruse this site frequently, which I assume will stop now, and you think that I’m just supposed to entertain the world and nobody is supposed to chip in to help me get to a conference and awards show after writing and refining my craft for 3 years because I have a day job? I work in HR for a nonprofit that addresses poverty in Africa. That means I took a pay cut to do something with a greater purpose. Seriously, get the f*ck outta here!
You’re bitching because I’m taking the time to send individual thank you videos and emails to everybody that supported me? A person’s donation is more than worth me taking the time to do something personalized and show them some appreciation for going above and beyond what was asked. The fact that you take issue with this makes me wanna pour spoiled milk on your head and throw a bucket of flour at you. Once again, get the f*ck outta here!
This blogging sh*t is not easy. I sink no less than 15 hours a week into writing, making subtle site improvements, thinking about how I and the sites I run can be better, and corresponding with the people that support my work. I’ve reviewed readers’ resumes and cover letters for free. I’ve answered career questions for free. Sh*t, I’ve helped someone get a job and asked for nothing in return. Come to think of it, do you see ads on this site? Did you notice I own the domain? Do you think all this is free? Get the f*ck outta here!
Instead of bitching about your loans and revolving credit, why don’t you focus on managing your money better so that you can get rid of those loans and lower that credit so that you’re not saltily commenting on blogs about people donating. Got me writing run-on sentences and sh*t. F*cking ridiculous. Rza.
And before I forget…
Get the f*ck outta here!
I really am a nice guy and I know that I should let comments like this roll off, but there are people that think this way about bloggers and it needs to be addressed. Call this immature, unprofessional, etc. At least I was honest. Besides, this is a personal blog. It can’t be tiddly winks and dandelions all the time. Damn. This was cathartic.
With that said, I’m gonna shower, drink a smoothie, and start compiling my email list for those that supported. The anger is outta my system and I’m done with this. **Returns to regular-sized Slim**
Look what you made me do. I done ripped my shirt,