Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today's etsian guide to life is welcome to the internet! or why people say such mean things on the internet. You may have heard in recent days that people on the internet don't think everything on etsy is truth and beauty. In fact, they think some of our stuff is ugly and say so! Shouldn't etsy shut them down!? How dare they say this! Actually, welcome to the internet! There's a book on the internet called Here Comes Everybody- and yes, the internet is everybody. It's that jerk down the street, that gossipy chick over at the next cubicle, and even worse, furries and fanfiction writers galore. It's you too. It's you when you look at gofugyourself and laugh. It's you when you write really bad poetry and post pictures of your awful hairstyles on the internet. So in a nutshell, that's why people are mean on the internet- because they are people.

But what can we do about it? How can we sleep with all that negative energy out there? Basically, we can do nothing about it. You can whine but then that's just inviting mockery. There are many corners of the internet I don't go. I don't want to know about the deep love between a man and his wife, a horse. So if you want to ignore human nature, try to hide in cupcake land. Sure, reality will occasionally intrude, because noone can be nice all the time, and sometimes people really might have to say that your Popsicle stick and glue crafts may not exactly be marketable.. . but if that happens stick your fingers in your ears and say la la la or maybe just yell in faux outrage. Because that's going to keep people from being mean. on the internet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blog! So true, sadly.