“Offended” does not mean you’re wrong.

I have a small diatribe to get out of my system here. It’s been eating at me and I need to just get it down on paper (sort of).

The thing about the internet is that the trolls don’t live under bridges. They live in threads, where arguing is the only pleasure they get from their pitiful little lives. They jump all over people who are rightfully offended by the shitty things others do (no, I’m not talking about those who are offended by some instagramer’s new hair colour) and try to make them feel like they’re over sensitive and should just shut up. Except, in a lot of cases the things they’re angry at, they should be angry at.

Intolerance is something that seems to be experiencing a whole new level of resurgence, especially on the internet. Thanks to the ignorant, hateful mango with legs that is in charge in the US, all of the closet racists, homophobes, transphobes and religious zealots seem to have climbed out of their closets with megaphones and signs.

As someone who has never understood hatred based on differences people cannot change – in fact, as someone who embraces people’s differences – I am genuinely offended not on behalf of the different groups, but on behalf of humanity, because at the end of the day that’s what all of these people are. Having some different qualities doesn’t make someone inhuman, but treating someone differently for it does.

Be human. Allow people to get offended and even go so far as to get offended too, because it’s a fucking plague out there. A plague of indifference and hatred and people making excuses why hatred is perfectly okay. Help it stop by being part of the solution. Spread love, not hate.

Store Planning

Over the next while I will be building up stock and while I’m doing this I am also going to design my store website.  I’m trying to decide if I am going to start my store here (since I’m already here), or go to another site for that.

I don’t want to do the Etsy thing, their fees add up fast and I feel like that’s going to make my products more expensive than I want them to be.  I looked into Shopify, it seemed to be a little pricier than what it seemed to be here.

I guess the question is, how much traffic do stores on WordPress get?  I’m curious, if anyone would like to offer a perspective.