Clarity is really hard to do well when you’re not confident about your boundaries. For a while now I’ve been aware that I’m not committing to stuff, mostly because people are making me uncomfortable. So, it is time to draw some lines in the sand. I need to publicly name and shame people who are giving me a hard time on Social media. I have to be less frightened by the ordinary interactions I conduct. Mostly, I need to believe in myself more. That’s the biggest issue in all of this.
Above THAT comes the understanding that there are those people I interact who have decided that, for whatever reason, they’re just here because I’ve got something to benefit them. Look, I hate to break it to you, but if you can’t treat me as an equal and with at least some basic notion of respect? There’s nothing good that’s ever going to happen between us, like EVER. I don’t care who you think you are, or how important you are in your particular ‘scene,’ there is nothing happening if I’m not on the same level as you and EVERYBODY ELSE. So, just stop it.
Mostly, this is a note to myself that you wrote all those other Blog Posts to teach other people to be more responsible about curation, and now you could do a lot worse than follow your own advice. AWAY YOU GO.
PS: Obsessively re-tweeting and favouring everything I say without either responding back with something more than a Hi and Bye is scary, and makes me feel like you’re Stalking me. Either attempt to actually talk , or I’m going to politely ask you to leave.