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May 24, 2014
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Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be reading this? No, she would just delete it or somebody would delete it for her. What I really need to do is close the computer and then talk back to that voice and say, Fuck you. I don’t give a shit what you think. I’m Beyoncé. I’m going to Ibiza with Jay-Z now, fuck off. Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t. That’s our piece to let go.

Apr 15, 2013
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I googled myself and decided this is not a person I want to know.

Nov 14, 2012
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Some thoughts and musings about making things for the web - The Oatmeal

I don’t agree with everything in this piece (for instance, I think a regular schedule with deadlines is good for a creator, even if they don’t feel like they have something to say — if Charles Schulz didn’t have them, we wouldn’t have 50 years of Peanuts to read…) but Inman and I share the same philosophy about comments: let people talk about your work as much as they like, but on other forums, not your own site. Not just for your own sake, but for the sake of your readers.

Oh, and though it does serve a purpose as an umbrella, the term “content creators” makes me queasy.

PS. Realized that cartoonist Natalie Dee basically described these two panels in a 2010 interview: “There’s never a space under paintings in a gallery where someone writes their opinion. When you get to the end of a book, you don’t have to see what everyone else thought of it.”

Some thoughts and musings about making things for the web - The Oatmeal

I don’t agree with everything in this piece (for instance, I think a regular schedule with deadlines is good for a creator, even if they don’t feel like they have something to say — if Charles Schulz didn’t have them, we wouldn’t have 50 years of Peanuts to read…) but Inman and I share the same philosophy about comments: let people talk about your work as much as they like, but on other forums, not your own site. Not just for your own sake, but for the sake of your readers.

Oh, and though it does serve a purpose as an umbrella, the term “content creators” makes me queasy.

PS. Realized that cartoonist Natalie Dee basically described these two panels in a 2010 interview: “There’s never a space under paintings in a gallery where someone writes their opinion. When you get to the end of a book, you don’t have to see what everyone else thought of it.”

Jun 29, 2010
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Feb 26, 2010
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Apr 21, 2009
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