This is a short lecture which will ironically be read by you, my lovely regular readers and friends instead of the mean girls. And yet, I'm not going to sleep until I have my say.
It was a day of meanness. Why? I'm sure there are lots of excuses, but is there any real reason to be mean? It's not funny, it's unkind and truly it reflects the character of the perpetrator.
I'm not naming names. But....
One of my favorite etsy sellers, whose shop I patronize was vilified in the fora tonight. No facts, just a personal and professional attack on the way she conducts business. Stop it.
There is a popular blogger who seems to delight in tweeting the solicitations of help from novice bloggers and business women. Women who think highly enough of her to ask for a bit of direction. Stop it.
I got a tearful convo from a new seller who had actually received a convo from another women in her field telling her she had no talent and it would be best to just close shop. Yes, I saw the convo. Stop it.
Finally, to my former blog follower who just felt the need to let me know that my moral compass needed some fine tuning in regards to my previous post. I say STOP IT! In this case I'd like to say so much more, but then I'd probably eat a chocolate cake and I don't want to do that.
I can usually turn the other cheek, but today I have had enough of the mean girls. Stop it. Be nice or Leave--Thank you.