Sex and the Ivy

Critics and Comments

Filed under: Blogging — Elle November 21, 2006 @ 5:33 am

For future reference, if you’re going to leave a comment, please write it under a real email address so that I can reply. I try to respond to as many readers as I can but that usually only entails writing to those leaving positive feedback, since critics rarely use their real contact information. Anyway, I was going to send the following email to the person who wrote a comment in my last entry:

I’m off to New York for Thanksgiving, but I’d love to do lunch next week (assuming you’re at Harvard). I think an in-person (or on the phone) discussion would be far more effective than Internet discourse. And I guess instead of basing assumptions on what you’ve heard or the contents of a web page, you could see for yourself what I’m like and make up your mind then.

If you read this thing (though I know you don’t like to), email me and we can do coffee.

3 Responses to “Critics and Comments”

  1. StallionJack Says:

    Hey Lena,

    Why are you trying to be a masochist? Why do you need to have lunch with a cowardly a-hole whose only goal is to put you down? Stop paying attention to such negative comments. You should get over your need for validation, especially, from those who attack you.

    And, by the way, I do post my correct email address but I never hear from you. ;-)

    Have a good time in NY. Sure it’s not California but then what is? ;-)

  2. Elle Says:

    I don’t view it as masochism or validation at all. I like meeting new people, but I’ve had more than my fair share of fan encounters. It doesn’t seem that way but save for what appears on my computer screen, I’m fairly insulated from criticism on a day-to-day basis. Once in a while, you’ve got to mix it up.

  3. StallionJack Says:

    Did you even carefully read the attacking comment that the other person left you? I’d be surprised if you did.

    You may perceive things as you wish and do as you please. I should have known better than to offer unsolicited advice, knowing as I do, from experience, that it usually falls on deaf ears.

    As a third party who is not emotionally invested in any of the exchanges that take place here, critical or otherwise, I apparently perceive things quite a bit differently.

    In any case, I just happened to come across this blog a few days back, just before you went into meltdown, and thought that I’d offer some helpful suggestions. I did exactly that after you emailed me. The rest is up to you. It’s your prerogative to decide what is best for you. In case you wish to talk to me, you have my email address. I wish you the best.

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