So my week’s vacation is coming to an end. The bags are packed, the flight confirmed and the skies have opened up and are pouring on the island where it never rains. My head is clearer save the all-you-can eat and drink Sunday brunch we just visited… Or is it fuzzier… And as a result I have the rare gift of… Perspective.
This week gave me the chance to catch up with family, catch up on old Gear Diary posts that other members of the team have written and check out some of the comments that others have shared on the site. I’m impressed by the majority of the post comments. They add to the conversation and bring up points that I, and other writers here on the site, might not have considered. There are times, however, when the comments add nothing, play “gotcha” or are just plain rude. Some emails are like that too, like the one I got earlier in the week that read,”Thanks for the xyz. I was really hoping for pqd but I GUESS THIS WILL DO?”
Seriously?!?! Who writes that stuff… Even as a joke???
So I was really struck by this post by Paul Carr over on TechCrunch. I won’t quote it here and I need to warn you that the language is a bit crass but I think it speaks for any and everyone who writes for a blog.