I returned to online in mid 2016 after years of absence. I see a lot have changed. Since returning online to market my books I have had to be careful with every single word I uttered, dot every “i” and cross every “t” but yet I came across a blog that had the most hateful, derogatory articles I have been unfortunate to stumble across. I clicked on it because it was voted the most success blog here. I figured perhaps I could learn something from them. I wanted to see what they used to get the word out about their issue. HATE, is what they used. Hate, venom and vermin. No, thanks I will keep on doing things the way I have always done them. By saying “peace be unto all mankind.” If that’s the way I have to create interest in my work, then anyone can forget about ever reading anything I wrote if you are looking for hatred, sexism and racism. I don’t roll that way.
Yes, we have a constitutional right to write whatever we please. But with rights comes responsibilities. The internet is far more hateful and racist than it was when I was here in 2011 to devote time to writing. Maybe not, maybe it has always been this way and everyone is feeling it’s ok to do and write these things now. I don’t know.