No One Likes My Hubs
Why does everyone hate me?
Publishing articles on HubPages.com may be accomplished in relative anonymity. We have the freedom to compose a goofy avatar and publish under a nom de plume, which I think is French for "secret identity". HubPages administration probably knows who we are because they are friendly with Google and Google knows everything about everyone.
This anonymity feels good. We can publish thousands of words on subjects about which we know nothing. Without fear of real-world retribution we can explain to the digital world how wonderful ObamaCare will be, once it's fully funded and all the insurance companies have been retrained.
We can also add comment capsules to our publications: learning what other sentient humans think about our ramblings can be fun. Most HubPages authors drop in comment capsules at the end of their articles. Some don't. It's frustrating to read an entire article while mentally composing pithy rejoinders, only to discover no place to leave them.
Perhaps HubPages should create a filter allowing us to skip articles that do not offer comment capsules.
Sometimes a comment is so bad that it's good. Having written several 'stupid' themed hubs on vitally important topics such as NASCAR and baseball, I have received numerous annotations from overly concerned readers. Evidently some folks with computers sincerely enjoy cars turning left and/or men in uniforms chasing balls. Certainly these fans exist in separate camps, although the intersection of NASCAR fanatics and baseball aficionados could become a big hit on YouTube.
Someone Really Likes Baseball
Recently, Julie Garrick perused my Stupid Baseball article. My words struck a nerve in the poor lady. She took time from her busy day to excoriate me, my family, my pets, and anyone I've come in contact with since I first picked up a #2 pencil.
Her anger knew few bounds. She took me on a journey deep into her past, invoking fond memories of her ancestors. She questioned my social skillz. She challenged my membership in civilized society.
She was really mad.
As I sit here today, listening to baseball (Reds 1, Braves 0, in the second inning) I find myself with time to respond to her concerns. Her comments should not go unnoticed. I didn't get to 600 hubs by missing opportunities to write about stuff...
Here's what Julie had to say
Ms. Garrick left this nugget on my baseball hub:
You need to get a life...this country is great because we are allowed to have different interests and opinions. Why you, or anyone else, for that matter, feels the need to put negative thoughts and ideas into a world which already has enough of it, over a game, is a testament to just how low this country has become. My grandfather would be disgraced at how people in this country act, with no class or dignity, looking to say the "in thing" for some attention. Just because you have no pride and self-respect don't spew your hatred and negativity on others. Don't tell me how to think or what to like and then I won't have to tell you the actual truth. No one is forcing you to watch baseball, so just get over yourself. Find something which isn't engrained into the very image of America to focus your negative energy on and leave "our" pastime out of it!!!!!
Julie's thoughts and feelings should be given the import they deserve.
You need to get a life... I agree. She has my full attention. Perhaps she is selling Amway and wants me to sign up.
this country is great because we are allowed to have different interests and opinions. Amen. So far she and I agree.
Why you, or anyone else, for that matter, feels the need to put negative thoughts and ideas into a world which already has enough of it, over a game, is a testament to just how low this country has become. She just negated about 1/2 of the Internet.
My grandfather would be disgraced at how people in this country act, with no class or dignity, looking to say the "in thing" for some attention. is she including me in the 'disgraced' category or the 'no class' category? I'm unsure.
Just because you have no pride and self-respect don't spew your hatred and negativity on others. Hmmm... Now I'm starting to understand how she truly feels. This doesn't seem to be going well for me.
Don't tell me how to think or what to like and then I won't have to tell you the actual truth. Yikes. Poor Julie may be slightly over-susceptible to suggestion. My "Stupid Baseball" article was not intended to alter her consciousness.
No one is forcing you to watch baseball, so just get over yourself. Actually, it is kind of boring to watch... oops, there I go again.
Find something which isn't engrained into the very image of America to focus your negative energy on and leave "our" pastime out of it!!!!! Perhaps MMA and American Idol are the images of America these days. Five exclamation points!
Comments are fun. Anonymous comments are funner.
Anyway, I couldn't find a baseball player with the last name 'Garrick', so here's a clip about Lou Gehrig.
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