What's even more ironic? The "haters" look for my failure on a website with my name on it. And, they frequently pour through my blog--all written by me. The very same blog that has well over 1,000,000 readers from 87 countries and counting. How very frustrating that reality must be. For you.
I'm a life-writer. That means, I write about my life. The good, the bad and the ugly. It's part of the creative nonfiction genre. I'm even listed in the Directory of American Poets and Writers for it. In fact, one of my most famous essays was just included in an anthology by Dinty W. Moore, an essayist for publications like The New York Times, as well as the winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize, and, Editor of the well-respected creative nonfiction literary magazine, Brevity. And yes, I've been published there, too. Moore doesn't bother with no-talent hacks. He doesn't have to. Students in college classrooms around the world will be assigned my essay as a teaching tool, including future doctors at medical schools. It's not even a new essay; I wrote it 10 years ago. That means it's a piece of legitimate and authentic substance. It's not a fickle piece based on fads; my words are timeless. As immortal as I am.
In reality, "hate" is derived from love and admiration. Negativity is essentially about jealousy...also known as envy. It is only people who lack gratitude that have attitude. Not exactly brain surgery. More like basic psychology. Haters are textbook. As in, college freshman level. The truly amazing part is that these folks believe themselves somehow clever. But, how clever can you be if you focus on hate instead of love???
People that operate from a place of negative energy look for misery because they are powerless to create joy for themselves in any other way. Haters are weak. Cowards who cower behind the anonymity provided by technology. Except, there's this wonderful feat of software engineering called A-N-A-L-Y-T-I-C-S. You can hide behind a clutch of trees in my backyard and I may not be able to see you. But on the internet, everyone is visible.
Yes, I've lived through some terrible things. But please don't take for granted the most important part of that sentence:
*"Demon Girl" art by OnTheEdgeXD