Received at 3am, Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Your blog makes me puke. Not EVERYONE is jealous of you. Other females like me seriously appreciate the psycho narcissists like you out there, because men always learn one way or another that you’re not worth it… and women like me get them when you couldn’t. Take down this blog & go into therapy already. But, from the sounds of it, you’d fuck that up too. The hard TRUTH is that the only special people in this world are the ones who are NOT narcissists.
My blog gets a fair share of emails and comments good and bad. As my blog audience has increased, it seems like the amount of negative correspondence has increased. I typically just block the sender and be done with it. Every once in a while I get one like this that just seems so angry and out of context that I have to do a little more investigating. I thought perhaps I knew this woman but after about five minutes of research I realized I didn’t know her and that she lives clear across the country.
This one in particular seemed very… angry. My best guess is that this person didn’t spend much time reading my blog (if any at all.) The idea that anyone would identify me as a real narcissist seems so off base to me that I just couldn’t process where her anger was coming from or why she felt that sending a passive aggressive observation such as this one was in any way warranted or productive.
I was truly surprised at the tone of this message. I was curious about what might prompt someone to send something so hateful to someone she had never met and who’s work she clearly didn’t read or at very least, didn’t interpret the way it is intended. Maybe my work is coming across as shallow and self-centered in a way that isn’t quite as tongue-in-cheek as I thought…
All-in all, I am not bothered by the judgement of readers who misinterpret my writing. You can’t please everyone but clearly I am doing a damn good job of pissing some people off. The truth is this kind of fan mail really makes those of you who find some value in what I do and see the good in my work even more precious to me. I appreciate the support of my amazing followers, fellow writers and supporters so much. So thank you for your continued support of my blog and my writing! I love each and every one of you.