Random Things–The ‘I am a mess’ edition

1.  I finished Mack’s afghan yesterday.  Hurray!

2.  I still feel like shit.  I have one thing I want to do today.  Just one thing.  And I feel so crappy I don’t think I’m going to be able to do it and when I think about not being able to do it, I start to cry like a big baby, which just reinforces that it’s a bad idea for me to do it, because I am a snotty, weepy mess.

3.  I feel like I should say something about MCB, but I don’t know what.  I love Coble and I’m sorry to see people gloating about what must be a tough decision for her.  I was grossed out to see how quickly her leaving descended into comments about her cooter and what it’s doing and whether that affects her decisions.  And I feel for everybody trying to muddle through figuring out how to make MCB a community and then how best to meet the needs of that community.

4.  I’m going to take a shower and see if that doesn’t make me feel better.  Otherwise, it’s back to NyQuil.

13 thoughts on “Random Things–The ‘I am a mess’ edition

  1. Yeah, I was even more surprised to see WHO some of the childish attacks on Kat came from.

    I am hoping that the decision leads to a restored level of posting at Just Another Pretty Farce though.

  2. I love Coble and I’m sorry to see people gloating about what must be a tough decision for her. I was grossed out to see how quickly her leaving descended into comments about her cooter and what it’s doing and whether that affects her decisions.

    I’m not gloating, and if anyone thinks it looks like I am, well… y’don’t know me as well as ya think.

    If Kat makes herself scarce there, that would be a shame. As bad a moderator as I thought she was, she’s a thoughtful writer.

    And as I noted, I was disappointed to see some of the bullshit slung at her. It wasn’t funny.
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  3. Oh it’s okay. Don’t you all realise that I have absolutely no fucking feelings whatsoever? That my personal time doesn’t matter? That Ivy may have spent like $20/month on the server space but I spent 100 times that in man hours just to give people a place they could go, and all I’m repaid with is scorn?

  4. Kat — I hear you. I think you’re getting a bum rap by some people, over there.

    I think I mistakenly thought you enjoyed roughhousing over the ideological things, so I played rougher than you liked. I never believed anyone could get so upset by what I — a catblogger, after all — held as an opinion. You write circles around me. Trust me — if I’m such an asshat, people will know, and ignore or speak up, as needed, IMO.

    I’m asking you not to walk away from MCB, ’cause I don’t know anyone who dislikes you, or what you write. I don’t know anyone who could “moderate” better than you, but only because I think moderation is a solution to a problem that doesn’t actually exist. Your value to me, anyway, is in your writing, which I find thoughtful, even when not on a topic that piques my interest.

    I appreciate what you’ve done so far. Don’t give up on it, now.
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  5. That Ivy may have spent like $20/month on the server space but I spent 100 times that in man hours just to give people a place they could go, and all I’m repaid with is scorn?

    I really don’t think that there is a need to compare and contrast how much time you’ve spent versus how much money Ivy’s spent…there have been a lot of folks who have spent their personal time and energy on this project behind the scenes. All that you have done for MCB has been very, VERY appreciated, and what has happened this weekend is incredibly unfortunate and painful; however, it doesn’t seem very productive to start comparing.

    Don’t go there…you are above that.

  6. That Ivy may have spent like $20/month on the server space but I spent 100 times that in man hours just to give people a place they could go, and all I’m repaid with is scorn?

    Kat, you’re not the only person who has spent time on MCB. I’ve tried to express how grateful I am for the time you’ve put in on the site, but remember, it was you who chose to resign.

  7. All right. Enough. There are plenty of other places where this discussion can happen. I’d rather not have it happen here, because I like everyone involved.

  8. Kat and I had the discussion the old fashioned way, on the phone. We’re cool, everything is cool. Sorry to appear to start fighting on your blog, B!

  9. Kat and I had the discussion the old fashioned way, on the phone. We’re cool, everything is cool. Sorry to appear to start fighting on your blog, B!

  10. I miss Kat. We might not have agreed on every issue, but in a way she helped me realize it’s OK to say what I think, even if it’s not the most popular opinion, and not feel bad about it.

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