Never Be Afraid to Take a Risk (even if they laugh at you)
By DNRgal13 on December 22, 2009
I took part in a live chat this evening with a couple of people that previously I really had considered icons of social media. I looked up to them and respected their advice. I use the past tense for a reason. During the chat, the main participant who shall remain nameless here (after all I refuse to sink to her (level) repeatedly used the worst kind of profanity and then did her absolute best to shoot down every body’s ideas.
took the opportunity to discuss an idea that I’d been mulling over for quite a while. It was something my 12 year-old and I had developed together and truth be told, regardless of how viable it would be in reality, we were both excited to give it a go and see what would happen. After all you can’t be afraid to take risks.
So back to the live chat. I explained my idea and this was the response: “How stupid, I mean really Kristina, that is a fucking stupid idea! You might as well just can that one right now!”
She then went on to the next question with no further explanation other than something about her doing a college thesis about an idea similar which apparently made her an authority on the subject.
So I say….WTF? to her. She is supposed to be the blogging queen and guru and offer positive advice to all of us who are just getting started, or maybe happen to be struggling a little bit. Cursing and outright dismissing my thoughts is not only completely invalidating, it is not the mark of a true leader.
I can honestly say that I will always take her advice with little more than a grain of salt from here on out.
And Ms. T. Regardless of whether our idea works or not, we are not afraid to take a risk and attempt something new and different and something we feel passionate about. Maybe you are jaded after years of media abuse, but taking it out on the ones who made you what you are (your FANS), is pathetic.
Have a lovely holiday, alone with your millions….
*Note- thanks to R. who although he seemed unable to stand up to the bitchiness Ms. T. repeatedly spewed- was quite positive and supportive of all the members of the chat. He has always provided timely and informative support. Maybe he should simply give Ms. T. the boot. He is obviously the better of the two.
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