This isn’t a post about cats, it’s not even a post about porn, it’s a post about stuff and things.
This is of course my obligatory post about issues of late by someone who is most certainly not a journalist, I’m not a critic of any fame, and whilst I may get slow and steady traffic I’m not what you would consider a known blogger. Hell I don’t even have a regular schedule of when I post.
And yet, constantly my social feeds are filled with various causes of all sorts, most recently I’ve been bombarded by #gamergate.
As usual you have two factions slinging crap at each other, and as usual both sides at their core are ultimately corrupt and based around self-interest.
The thing that pisses me off are those so called victims, who manufacture incidents, and then they go and profit off it.
So what if there are real threats, why do they need to be advertised and milked for hits?
Report them to the appropriate authorities and go back to your work.
If all your work is associated with bomb/death threats, real or fabricated, then that’s all it ever is, you’re only going to be known as a victim.
At that point nobody is going to pay any attention to if you’ve actually got good points or not, they’re just going to focus on all these negative aspects things you’ve milked for youtube hits.
Seriously what would you prefer “person puts together an expose on the flaws of an industry and how to fix them” or “professional victim has to once again not do something, read their stuff”?
If your work can’t stand on its merits alone, then it’s not good enough. So don’t complain when people call you on it.
Now I await the inevitable attacks by the white-knights of the professional victims.
After all I am apparently everything that’s wrong with the industry and the world through no fault of my own.
Don’t worry though, I’m not going to use any death-threats (real or not) to make money, I’m not going to be a hypocrite.