I just had to vent this. I posted on an education forum (I've been having some second thoughts about the degree I'm thinking of doing), just a casual 'hey what do you think?' post. And I got a nasty reply. 'you never said please or thank you in your post' well no I didn't because I thought it was a given that I was asking for advice, that people reading the forum were there to give and would appreciate any given and as there was nothing to say thank you for I didn't include that either, then they went on to give me advice that made it clear they hadn't even read my post finished with 'your post was very poorly written'. Well. I'm sorry my post wasn't carefully constructed, proof read and then edited, it was just a casual friendly enquiry and I didn't realise I was being judged on it. The worst part is I should have a thick enough skin for it not to get to me, but it does and I don't know how to stop it.
I mostly consider the internet my friend, I write this blog to be read by people who are feeling alone or people who are wiser than me and wish to give advice. Which I very much appreciate. I know my posts can be disjointed and all over the place, with numerous cruelties commited to grammer along the way-but I do this as a stress reliever and having to second guess every single word kills that for me.
And as I'm not a cruel internet dweller myself, I say: Merry Christmas.
PS I'll post again, maybe tomorrow, with some more info about my course second thoughts.