There’s another word for that as well.
Again, I’m not talking about being brash and obnoxious without some kind of restraint. That’s just being rude and stupid. What I’m speaking of is walking on eggshells in their online interactions. We’re writers so there’s a way to say things with tact as well as pointedness. But what I find sometimes in online exchanges is that some writers are…oh…what’s the word…spineless.
See. There’s an offense. Too bad it’s the truth.
Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying we should go out looking for confrontations like cro-magnon man. However, we shouldn’t be afraid to be ourselves because the reality of life is that someone is going to dislike you. It’s just the way that it is. It’s better to accept that reality and be who you are, warts, weakness, and all instead of trying to be all for all. That’s just foolishness. Yes, we should be cordial, discreet (at times), decent, and polite as possible. But it should be real.
If there’s one thing I’d want my three fans to know is that the person that writes on this blog is real deal. This is how I am. I am not a politician. My stripes don’t change when I’m in the room with different people. I am who I am.
So if I do offend, feel free to call me out on it. I’m a nobody here so I have no shame in admitting when I’m wrong. What I would ask (and I know just the very way I’m writing this sounds offensive but I like living on the edge) is that you’d make sure I’m wrong because I most certainly will tell you if you are.
Good grief. I must love abuse.