So today I reactivated my Twitter account after two weeks and right now I wish I hadn’t. Things started off ok as I participated in some dialogue about GoDaddy acquiring ManageWP.
After I published my article on the Tavern about the news, I received the following tweet.
The first thing that goes through my head is great, here we go again. PostStatus broke the story on September 3rd but I didn’t write about it until today. Since that post was published, both GoDaddy and ManageWP published posts of their own, sources I deem more official than PostStatus. I linked to ManageWP’s post and I linked to the Advanced WordPress Facebook Post that links to the article on PostStatus.
In writing the story, I felt like I didn’t need to link to PostStatus because it was a few days after the fact and it would be better or more accurate to link to the official sources of the news. Apparently, it’s known throughout the universe except by me that providing a hat tip to the first source of the story even days after it broke is not only a courtesy, but seen as good practice according to the AP.
So here I am in a shitstorm for not linking to a site. It could be worse, I could be dead. Had I written the article on the day of or over the weekend when PostStatus was the only source, I certainly would have linked to the site. The editorials I have to write that explain why I did or did not do something is getting fucking ridiculous.
I apologize for not linking to PostStatus in the post and crediting sites that break a story days after it happened is something I’m going to discuss with my fellow editor. Oh, and the cherry on top is that I was called a dumbass but I blocked the individual who said it so I can’t link to it here.
12 thoughts on “My First Day Back On Twitter Results in a Shitstorm and Being Called a Dumbass”
Hang in there, buddy.
Dat Gravatar though
You still have more friends and fans than detractors. :)
Thanks Dave, glad to have you around these parts.
Good job, smart ass. Oh wait, that’s me. ❤️
That heart icon just saved you some trouble :D
The valid response would be C all of the above are smartasses 😉
In your defense, you linked to a Post in a FB group that was the original story. And your post isn’t about how it all “broke” but about the actual news (which you linked to the two original official announcement posts) and then you linked to two sources of extreme reaction about the news.
Hattips aside, no harm no foul in my book.
To much drama fo yo mama! Whatever happened to jeffro2pt0.com or whatever it was? lol
You can’t please everyone all the time but it sure is easy to piss them all off. You do a great job. Just ignore the hateraide drinkers.
Like water off a duck’s back my Grandpappy used to say.
In other words, let it roll off and keep on doing what you do. We all appreciate it:)
I may not agree with you regarding many things, but I don’t think you are a dumb ass. PIA maybe, but then I boast of that myself. So, you can’t be all bad.. LOL Take care. You actually do a great job! :)