REALITY?: Judge not…

What is it with certain bloggers named Judith; are they just born bitter? (Remember last summer's artist commenter who likely had a drink or two over the good manners limit?)

This one declares that I'm clearly "not a cut-abover" as a literary blogger because Spinner (sic) "doesn't link to the great ones we love." Gee, and here I thought a literary weblog was not just another linking machine but wrote a bit about literature.

What ever happened to "if you can't say something nice about someone….ya keep your big mouth shut?"

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7 Responses to REALITY?: Judge not…

  1. alan says:

    Apples and oranges, Susan, apples and oranges…

  2. susan says:

    Thanks, Alan; you’re a peach!

  3. ersinghaus says:

    I don’t understand the Judith post back at Book, Inc. Hm.

  4. susan says:

    Evidently they’re a tight group, but on a different road to literary excellence than the one I’m stumbling down.

    I just can’t comprehend the mentality behind it; why pan someone you don’t know? Why not just move on?

  5. J Nim$ says:

    Dear Susan,

    I almost, almost, almost commented some really mean things on that person’s blog. I wanted to rip her a new one, basically. You know what doesn’t make for a good “lit blog”?

    1) Links (shows you read a lot of blogs)
    2) A weenie WCW reference: one of the most well-known American poems (c’mon!)
    3) Hating on people instead of discussing literature

    I’m really not impressed when people quote things I learned in high school.

    Anyway, I did tell her that that’s “Not cool” because I need to stand up for people even if “a closed mouth gathers no feet.”

  6. susan says:

    Hey there–thank you for your passion; mine was hidden beneath a childish hurt but I’ve gotten over it.

    I suppose that since it’s difficult to clearly define “literary genre” then it’s just as problematic to do so with literary weblogs. Some are geared towards the publishing business or just reading of bestsellers while others may discuss the new and the old in the manner of critique. My own approach is to read and share as elements of story and writing appeal to or surprise me. I’ve been listed as a resource in many schools across the country for particular works or writing tools.

    In any case, Spinning was never intended to be part of a social network and I’ve no intention of namedropping or linking for the hell of it or changing things as suggested in order to “get with the showgramme.”

    But thank you for rallying behind me and standing up for what we both believe in!

  7. J Nim$ says:

    You’re very welcome!

    However, if you ever feel like linking to one of the most thoughtful and intelligent blog posts on Ulysses, check me out.

    Once last thing:

    Susan, I dig your style.

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