Have you ever tweeted a link at someone internet-famous and immediately felt like a charlatan, only to be proved right when your tentative offering goes completely ignored? It’s a particularly bitter sting that few can accept placidly. Not only was your gift spurned, unwanted, but everyone saw it. You imagine them smirking behind their hands as they parade past your abject, muddy form, prostrated by shame.
I’ve been meaning to write up something on topic, and I still might, but Sid O’Neill said it perfectly here. This was a must-read for me, as we’re in the same community and in the same predicament. I’d comment on it, but he’s basically already said everything I’ve been thinking.