Lady-Coke: Speaking of your twitter, I just wanted to say that you are really good at letting people’s hateful comments just roll off like it’s no big deal. People say some pretty fucked-up shit to you. How do you do it? How did you get to that point? I experience maybe 1/10th of the hate sent your way and I always get flustered and come back with some garbage response.
It rolls off like it’s no big deal because it isn’t a big deal. It’s silly. All of it. Especially on twitter, and I know better than to take any of it personally.
That’s the trick, really — never taking any of it personally. Whenever someone sends me some hateful comment, I know it’s not about me. It can’t be, because they don’t even know who I am.
Whatever shit they talk, they’re just telling me about themselves. It’s always about them. They’re inevitably defending their own identity, so I automatically have the upper hand. They’ve shown me their weakness by reacting, so if I feel like it, I know exactly where to pinch.
Besides, I love my haters. I always have. They’re readers too, after all, and I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my stuff.