Bless my soul, one false hope, take some wisdom there;
This punk’s no dope and I feel the need to share…
I woke up this morning to three separate emails from WordPress. “Your stats are booming!” they said. Huh, I thought to myself, that’s odd. Maybe it’s just another one of those early blog boost emails I’ve found they’ve sent, like “you’ve reached 5 posts” or the like. I head to the stats page and see my views have skyrocketed. I look farther down and see reddit is the major factor.
So, I backtrack, and I find that Jack Molay has placed my thought experiment from my previous posting up to reddit. On one hand, wowza, he thought it worthy enough to share widespread. On the other: OH SHIT MY OPINION IS NOW ON REDDIT?!
So, I quickly signed up, because already I’m seeing bits and pieces of the negativity I never really am pleased to see trickling through. The experiment (and first off, the fact that it’s “an experiment” should be a good jumping off point before forming an opinion) wasn’t meant to be any sort of catch-all. I use it when a cis friend comments to me something along the lines of “I can’t even begin to understand how you feel.” It’s meant to open dialogue, nothing more. It’s meant to bring context for someone who admits to having NOTHING in the brain for context to begin with.
It’s not meant for everyone. It’s not meant for every situation. I shared it because it works for me, and I know that it can be adapted, changed, molded, etc, and put in someone else’s toolbox of tricks. My intent was not to create yet another argument over vocabulary, or the like. That is NEVER my intent.
I dig the exposure. Hi, you almost 500 new people who visited. Don’t get me wrong there. It was just wholly unexpected, and had I known this would get even remotely the amount of exposure it did, I would have been more careful with how I broached the subject.