I need to figure out how to not let NEW folks piss me the hell off.
I was giving this Facebook dude some very real advice about starting a new blog. I don't know why...I was in a good, helpful mood. You know...the Goodness and Light Tour 2011. He made the statement that Perez Hilton makes $10k a month from a blog so why can't he do the same.
I let him know that Black blogs don't generally have the same monetary success as Perez Hilton's blog. You know how it is. There seems to be a segregation regarding what blogs people read. Sure...I believe the Black gossip blogs can pull that down but regular blog by regular Black person about regular stuff? I just don't see it happening since Black people make up only 11% of the population and the number of White readers on Black blogs aren't usually that high. That said...I let him know he shouldn't use Perez Hilton's success as a gauge and it started a tangent that ended up pissing me the hell off.
Dude basically took what I said to him to mean I didn't believe in Black people or the success of Black people. *BLINK* He went on to talk about the success he's had in his business and the success of Tyler Perry. *BLINK* He decided my comment regarding not banking on Perez Hilton money AS A NEW BLOGGER meant I didn't love Black people. GTFOOHWTBS!
The best of his responses:
I used to think that and shame on you for thinking that... Why the hell not!!!! Are you kidding me??? There are some things i already seen in you and your comment just confirmed.. I have had over 75 empleyees come and go since i have been in business, and i have been self employed since i was 23... So i know and have studied people, and personalities.. I have to get the "right" kind of white person to work for me, for as you know i am there first African American boss. There is no set pattern to "success" if you will... When i make a proposal to ab African American church for instance i compete against all white contractors, and believe me NOONE in that church is in my corner until i am finished with my speech. Second the same goes for others, true enough at times we need them to crack the door open but hell i'm kicking it in!!! You will be on the big screen one day, you have to be mindful of the subtle comments even from those closest to you, we are descendants of greatness... No i am not a pro black militant but i love being black, and i love my people!!! Do they support me HELL NO!!!! But that is from history, not totally their fault, rise above that thinking my beatiful black queen!!!!
So White people dont see Tyler Perry movies??? No i am not accepting that.. Especially since 90% of my customers are white!!! Times have changed Obama proved that... Right??? I cryed most of the night, i was so happy i wish my father and grandmother were able to wittness that moment.. Well i am here to prove you wrong.. My name is _____,, You know that the top earners WLL, EDDIE, BEYONCE, JAY, WEEZY... White people carry them.. not us. It is all about looks, attitude, and unfortunately being a male makes a difference. Women will follow, and now white women are realizing how attractive black men are, and are now vocalizing it... Trust me on that. Women are followers naturally, so they look for a strong presence to follow and take direction, especially if they have not had positive father figures in their lives. It is the African American man who is standing in his own way to success, we have always been a threat to many, natural talent, charisma, and charm, without secular education. Our bone structure, commanding voice, and suave nature you can't teach that. I dont have a typical "black" business, i'm not cooking for you, not your pastor, barber, and damn sure aint taking your keys to park or wash your car, so i know the obstacles that i faced, and i want someone in my darkest hour to say you know baby, i KNOW what you mean. I will prove you wrong on this on... CALLENGE!!!!
B'WHAT?????????? DA HELL ALL THAT CAME FROM? SERIOUSLY? WHO THE FUG YOU MAD AT SON? Obviously some woman...but let's keep in mind that...YOU DON'T KNOW ME! YOU ASKED ME FOR ADVICE! I WAS JUST KEEPING IT REAL REGARDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF $10K A MONTH BLOGGING!
The gist of my response:
Don’t make me cut you with this “There are some things I already seen in you and your comment just confirmed...” You do recognize that I will cuss your azz out without preamble right?
Um...dude...we’re talking about blogs. Different animals. Don’t get on your horse thinking I meant anything more that what I said. Your perception is certainly not my reality and you don’t know me well enough to ASSUME I meant anything other than what I said. Please...by all means...prove me wrong. Go make your $10,000 a month like Perez Hilton. I’m sure it will be an overnight success. You’ve annoyed the shit outta me so yeah...we won’t be talking about this anymore cuz again...YOU DON’T KNOW ME PLAYA.
SEE WHY I CAN'T STAND NEW PEOPLE?????? WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE?????? I WAS JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL! GOODNESS AND LIGHT TOUR 2011 IS OVER! COMPLETE! DONE!
Back to being hostile and unapproachable on GP.
Dear Bloggers: How long have YOU been blogging? You pulling down 10K a month yet?