There’s a thing I do on my Italian blog, which I call the Pork Chop Express – yes, like the Big Trouble in Little China thing (I love that movie).
Pork Chop Express is the tag I use when I want to inflict my admittedly dubious wisdom on the innocent surfers.
When I want to play Mister Know-It-All.
And I thought – why not on Karavansara, too?
The world gotta know, right?
So, here it is – the first Pork Chop Express of my English-language blog.
And it goes more or less like this…
If you are doing something creative – be it writing stories, keeping a blog, painting, knitting, singing, cooking…
If you do, there will come a time when you’ll reach the conclusion there’s a conspiracy out there of people that want to bring you down and put you in your place.
Well, what they believe is your place, anyway.
You’ll get horrid reviews from people that blatantly never read what you wrote, you’ll get aggressive comments to your posts, your color sense or your fashion sense will be questioned online, your singing and your songs will be mocked on forums dedicated to dead singers, and somebody will complain there’s too much chive in your scrambled eggs.
My unadulterated wisdom on the subject is – there’s no conspiracy.
It’s just the average loser’s reaction at the fact that you are doing something.
Because sometimes, no matter what you do or how well you do it, just doing it makes them realize their worthlessness – what they perceive as their worthlessness.
And they bite back, like cornered animals.
But please, avoid the paranoia.
It is not a conspiracy – even if sometimes six or seven of these things happen in a matter of two days and you suddenly feel tired as hell.
A conspiracy it is not.
We cannot suffer for other people’s neuroses.
Feedback, any kind of feedback should always be welcome – as long as it is feedback, and not aggravation.
So, ignore the bastards.
They know where to go and what to do with themselves – and every time you do something new, they are reminded they are long overdue.