Why do I like PT? She's a fascinating read...
I need to answer some e-mail generated from this post.
If I don't un-flip my b*tch switch soon my sparkling aura of creativity is going to fizzle and die before I finish composing my next iTune... I am trying to do a YouTube over here so I'll make this mini-rant quick.
Point #1: There is a reason why I don't take anonymous comments on my blog any more. I FRIGGIN' HATE COMMENT SPAM. It's not because I want to limit criticism or discourse, I'm simply tired of the endless links to nowhere from hacks trying to get a free ride off of my SEO. I have better things to do than delete and report links to malicious scripts. Besides, I like all the fun e-mails I get (like yours - LOL).
Point #2: No one puts words in my mouth. I am chatty and catty enough to do so on my own.
Point #3: I endorse what I like for free because I REALLY REALLY LIKE IT.
Point #4: Everyone who hopped into paypal to buy Penelope Trunk's new limited edition sold out book (inspired by a conversation with her girlfriend Melissa) is getting an autographed copy. I am not special. I did not say that to act as if I was special. I said it because I am happy to be getting one. I am a bloody fan of the woman. Geez...
If you had the opportunity to follow the advice and adventures of a plain spoken person who routinely leaves herself vulnerable to attack while teaching you something useful from personal and business experience would you do it? I DID.
Unlike some of you hit and run flavor of the day twitter attention span readers who can't get past a controversial tweet, I actually spend a lot of time lurking on the websites of the writers I enjoy and will not un-subscribe or un-follow from them if they do something funky. My hanging around doesn't mean I agree with everything that a person says, it just means after 46 years of schlepping around on this planet I've learned to enjoy people for who they are and what they bring to the table.
You want to know what I get out of it? Read. My. Lips.
(a) A self directed person suffering from Asperger syndrome who is determined to be responsible for her future. My 9 year old suffers from Autism. My 5 year old suffers from PDD-NOS. They have speech delays so I can't always find out what it is like to have their minds lock down. Because of Penelope Trunk I know what it's like.
(b) Penelope Trunk will believe in herself when others do not. I want my kids to be self-nurturing too.
(c) Penelope Trunk is action oriented - chicka will carry an idea from thought into reality. I love that. I get that. I can pull music and art out of my head. My kids are following in my footsteps in that regard and I let them manage my artistic career. The shorties are the boss of me. They even think they're friggin' Realtors and expect to be working in the family business.
You think PT sucks? Seriously? You're trying to "save me" by suggesting a better caliber of writer because I tweet the Harvard Business Review and Jango Music?
I should be linking to Harvard and not P?
Did you think I'd let you fire off your little prissy electronic missive without a friggin' answer? DID YOU?
Are you still waiting for me to respond to your offer to mentor my writing? Good. I'll send you this link. I have three mentors. No thank you.
I can do an entire outline of the alphabet and still have a list of relevant NICE stuff left over to say about P longer than my toilet paper roll. This is social media where we all live a virtual life. None of us are perfect. The mistake you have made with me is that you failed to realize that I am a transparent writer. I say what I think. I say what I mean. I do NOT link for brownie points. I frequently answer my e-mail in public AND I HAVE LOTS OF ISSUES but kissing ass isn't one of them. I earned the nickname Wordy C. The only ass I have to kiss is my hubby's (LOL).
You have no idea how offended I am with your arrogance... So what if I've only been writing since 2008. You obviously don't read me because you have no idea who I really am, what I have done and what I am capable of doing.
You have pushed my virtual buttons. I am seething...
Thank you for inspiring me to write about Penelope.
Blog post therapy done.
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