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.
23 March 2013 at 20:31
You’re right, there’s no conspiracy, even though sometimes the idea creeps in one’s mind, seeing how many negativity and idiocy people trow around in their so-called feedbacks. 😛
(by the way, hurrà for the first Pork-Chop Express in English! 😀 )
23 March 2013 at 20:36
Ah… another happy customer!
23 March 2013 at 21:22
Arent’ those people called internet trolls? Aren’t we supposed to ignore them? Yes, I believe sometimes they filter through real life as well – how they get out of the internet, I dont know, but I believe in fairies, so anything is possible! 😉
You’re right, they’re just envious because we’re doing something creative and they don’t have the guts! 😀
23 March 2013 at 21:28
I’m not sure they are proper internet trolls.
Trolling requires a technique, a form of discipline.
I think of the lot more as naysayers – people that instinctively will react with a negative observation whenever someone appears on their radar.
Also, trolls supposedly want to steal your visibility, become the center of attention – these guys act more like they just want us to disappear, because we make waves.
And yes – I agree is a matter of guts, or lack thereof.
24 March 2013 at 17:52
In Joe Konrath’s words: “The world wide web has spawned an unpleasant epidemic of idiots who are quick to criticize, insult, dismiss, and reject without any accountability. These folks really believe their nearsighted and downright idiotic opinions are not only correct, but need to be voiced in public.” 🙂
24 March 2013 at 18:50
Two thumbs up for the pork chop express. 😉
Ignore the bastards and keep going, they’re nothing but parasites.
24 March 2013 at 20:08
People who are doing somethig have no time for destroy someone else’s job. Maybe isn’t wisdom, but your pork chop are alwais interesting