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February 10, 2011
Posted at 4:57 pm

"SOL is losing authors" and stuff

Rewdis just quit. And I think several others have quit. All in a snit, because SOL readers failed to live up to their expectations. I'm not going to comment on what was said after his blogs (which seem to have disappeared) but I am going to chime in with my own thoughts.

It's always sad to see someone move on from any situation that is fundamentally positive, which SOL is. I've been blessed with a lot of proactive readers and friends and I have a filled inbox most mornings, especially for weeks after a posting, so I haven't experienced the same feelings of under-appreciation as some other authors. By the same token, I'll bet they haven't received hate mail, like I have.

Ultimately it's up to each one of us to decide what we want out of this. In the case of Rewdis, he was extremely popular and his work was well received. I guess he also wanted to be loved and that doesn't necessarily come with the deal.

I've been vocal about wimpy, whiny writers who complain about scores and lack of responses and anonymous emails, etc. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: If you're going to put your work out there, you need to be willing to accept what may or may not come back at you. No one is required or obligated to give us what we want or need.

The world can be a cold place. Get over it.