Tuesday, January 22, 2008

All you have to do is ask

Turns out if you don't want your blog listed on that aggregator, all you have to do is ask.

The editor was mystified as to why I might not want my content rebroadcast someplace else since it's only the first graph and links back here. He was startled by my hostility.

The funny part is that I wasn't even hostile. I didn't swear or anything. I just said, in no uncertain terms and without swearing or anything, that I didn't like it.

I would love to post our exchange, because the part where he says I was hostile is laughable, but because I didn't get permission from him to post what he wrote in his e-mail in a public forum, posting it would be wrong.

At a time like this, I can't help thinking of times I've actually been hostile, comparing and contrasting this with those, and then have a good laugh.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Mastio said...

Feel free to post the whole exchange.
Often it is hard to read people's feelings over email without those little ;) thingies which I hate.

I may have read too much into this statement on your blog:
"Also, I'm kind of steamed about it. I wrote a note to the 'editor' and am going to patiently await an answer while steaming quietly."

I also interpreted being told not to comment on your blog again as hostility.

Sorry to jump to the wrong conclusion.

January 22, 2008 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Myszkowski said...

A person can be angry and express feelings without being hostile, Dave. I do it all the time. That's why I've been able to hold down any number of job successfully, all of which have involved me being paid for my writing.

If you had asked permission to rebroadcast my content on your aggregator, I'm not sure what I would have said. Since you didn't ask, I guess I'll never know how I would have responded.

I asked you not to comment on my blog because you were replying to my e-mails on my blog, and I thought that was bad form. Still do.

And the part where I asked and you still replied to my e-mail in the comments shows an extreme lack of courtesy.

I am pretty disappointed, overall.

I hope this can be over now.

January 23, 2008 at 7:33 AM  

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