A friend has insisted that Prevarications & Exaggerations should challenge people. That it should be edgy; that it isn’t living up to its potential. Yes, the April 7 post, “I Have No Time for Idiots,” drew a tiny amount of heat due to a minor political point, but according to this friend, that wasn’t enough.
Go write your own blog, I said. My unblog, my rules. Period.
I will decide what Prevarications‘ potential will be. I will decide content. I will decide when to lock threads and why.
Unsolicited advice is just that, unsolicited. Sometimes unwelcome. Sometimes rude. Don’t let someone else dictate to you how to live or write (unless it’s an editor). Live your life according to your expectations.
I frequently have to remind myself of this.
I don’t always mind unsolicited advice. A conversation yesterday just struck me odd, I guess. Occasionally, I do ask for advice, or comments, on this and other subjects. So — what, or who, do you think isn’t living up to its/their potential? Besides me, that is.
Today’s Prevarication: Other peoples’ opinions matter — ALL THE TIME.