New Blog Equals New Hate Mail

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I really didn’t think it would take long for the haters to catch up to me here @ my new location. I didn’t cut and run from the other ones, I did leave a forwarding address, and I wanted it to be real easy to find me. Was this a mistake? Should I have made it a challenge to be re-found? I think not, because for the most part the haters only equal around 8% of my readers. Now, you might be asking yourselves, as I often do, why do they keep reading if they don’t like me or the content I publish. Well, keep scratching your heads boys and girls because I don’t have an answer to that question and I fear I never will. For those of you new to The Sting Of The Scorpion and what goes on here let me explain it a bit. This is my personal space where I post what I like, for whatever that reason may be. I have never felt I needed to justify that in the past and nor can I see myself ever apologizing for anyone being here.  With that being said I will give you my newest Hate Fan’s e-mail to me late last night.

“Dear Mr. Sting,

You don’t know me but I have been doing a little reading on you new blog on WordPress and I can say I don’t like what you post, say, or represent. The only reason I ever found myself looking at what you call a blog is because I needed to use my 17 year old daughter’s computer and your page was pulled up. I began to look around and there is quite a bit of fowl language and what might as well be porn the way some of the girls are dressed in those pictures. I could only take so much and had to back out it because in many ways it pissed me off. I noticed that you reference a certain section just for “Hate Mail” and when I was reading thru it I noticed that those readers and I have allot in common, we all think you should crawl back under the rock you came from. I have since forbidden my daughter from reading /viewing your blog. I noticed she was a follower and I un-followed her in case you are wondering. I don’t see the point in continuing because as I can see you have no interest in changing your ways. Perhaps you should know that there are parents out here who don’t appreciate any of the messages that you are trying to get out there.  I wish you success, I would wish you luck but we both know you already need as much luck as you can get to keep this flop blog on the up-side.

Meagan R., Ogden Utah”

I could spend allot of time with this e-mail but I’m making a choice not to since she seemed to have already answered all the questions she had. I will say one thing tho, I don’t know how or when people find my blog. Many times this blog (and my old ones) was found doing some form of internet search or referred by one of the four places I post links back to this blog. I have no control of who lands on my page or why they choose to come here. I always like to remind everyone that the choice to come here is yours and the choice not to be here is yours as well.  Just remember if you send me hate mail it just might end up being a publish post as you see above.

Look, I’m just here having fun my own way.

10 responses to “New Blog Equals New Hate Mail

  1. The glory of having a blog is so that you’re able to express yourself however you feel. It’s like art in the sense that your posts are blank canvases until you’re put something on them.
    There’s always going to be people who dislike others with opinions, others who are forward and others who don’t sugar coat and I think that’s all that’s happening here. I wouldn’t look too deeply into this particular piece of hate mail — nor any others because, “haters gonna hate!”.
    This person didn’t have to read what you have to say on your posts, but clearly you had done something right, because she continued to read.
    I like your blog. I like what you say, and I like what you represent.
    This person is too sensitive and needs to stop trying to protect her daughters innocence.
    I think you do a wonderful job, and you should continue your blog, because I enjoy it and so do many others.

    Good for you. 🙂

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  2. Several years back, and lasting for more than two years, I used to write a weekly (some would say I wrote it weakly) humor column for an online trade publication. I had a few fans and they would usually email me directly with their compliments.

    It was a VERY straight-laced publication. I wasn’t allowed to use any swear words stronger than damn or hell. And I couldn’t explicitly talk about sex or mock religion. Nevertheless, over the couple of years, there were not many, but a few haters. You could probably count them on the fingers of one or, at most, two hands.

    They never dumped their hate on me. Instead they emailed my editor, a terrific person who didn’t deserve to be dumped on. When my editor told me about the occasional hate mail I told her that she should be thankful for it because if I wasn’t getting at least a little hate mail I was probably being too boring. I don’t think she bought that, but we remained friends anyway.

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  3. I LOVE your blog, writing style, articles, opinions, values. What on earth is there that is objectionable? I would be considered quite conservative I suppose, I come across as funny but very “unwordly’ even sheltered after spending 33 years on a farm with 9 kids, books and a spiritual life yet I like your stuff.

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      • I would hope so..maybe some of your critics only gave elementary reading skills and simply “jump the gun” reacting without thinking, feeling,understanding…

        .nope , on 2nd thought this is not an excuse because they are infusing negative connotations which are simply NOT in your writing or intent

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  4. I’ll have to agree with What Burns My Bacon, at least you’ve got people reading your blog, even 17 year-old girls. The “porn” comment was a bit much. I’ve seen more raunchy stuff on TV.

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