“Jill” at Feministing reminds everyone about the site’s commenting policy because people have, apparently, been pretty mean of late:
My writing is more focused on buffering against the inevitable critiques than actually writing. It’s made me a worse writer.
This resonates very strongly with me for two reasons. Firstly, I recently experienced what amounted to an attack at a different site by someone who is probably generally well-meaning, and it made me want to never participate in a conversation on that blog again. I’m guessing this is contrary to the wishes of the site’s author.
Secondly… well, you’ll probably see soon.