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Writer 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back yet about my submission to that journal? Even worse, they ran an article almost exactly the same as my piece in their recent edition!
Writer 2: Jerks.
Writer 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better.
Writer 2: So what are you going to do next?
Writer 1: I’m thinking of changing a character in my latest short story to look like the editor, a character which makes a nasty end.
Writer 2: Nice. Justice.
Writer 1: Exactly.
Writer 2: What’s the story about again?
Writer 1: There is an Ebola virus breakout in Carlton, wiping out half of the publishers of Melbourne within a week.
Writer 2: Wow. So plausible.
Writer 1: I feel so much better now.
Blogger 1: Can you believe I haven’t heard back regarding my pitch for that guest post yet? Even worse, this morning they did their own post on almost the exact same idea!
Blogger 2: Jerks.
Blogger 1: I’m sure they took my idea. Their loss – I could’ve written it so much better.
Blogger 2: So what are you going to do next?
Blogger 1: I’m thinking of setting aside an evening to write a series of cryptic passive aggressive Tweets explaining how irritated I am that will make no sense to people. Then they will have to DM me to ask what the problem is.
Blogger 2: Nice. Brave.
Blogger 1: Exactly. And they’ll be on my side.
Blogger 2: What if that doesn’t work?
Blogger 1: I shall write a post of my own and link to everyone else who has written posts about the subject I wanted to – everyone except this blogger’s post.
Blogger 2: Oh, snap.
Blogger 1: I feel so much better now.
Karen Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time).
Aha – which is why I don’t really do the guest post bit, lol.
Madmother recently posted..Muse Wars 2011 – Challenge 2
It’s funny because it’s true.
Tiff recently posted..“Arrrrrrrrrr” you awake
Ha! 100 shades of true!!
Great post and so true! I have tried to email a few pitches and never got a response so I don’t bother now.
HA! Love the passive aggressive cryptic tweets!
Christie-Childhood 101 recently posted..We Play- Playing All Over the World
Love it. Oooo, the power of linking!
To link, or not to link, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to link posts against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them…
I love this.
Bahahahaha Sorry I cant think of a better comment but I am giggling too much :)x
frog ponds rock recently posted..Thank Goodness for Dory
Hee hee … you’re very clever!
Bronnie recently posted..Come on- get happy
Heh heh. Just…heh.
Best part of my day.
Love this post and as a writer and a blogger, it hits a bit close to home.
Looking forward to your future posts.
Aj / Disney Traveller
there’s really a difference, huh? funny comparison!
grace @ahead recently posted..Thinking Tools- Mind Mapping
I’ve heard it happens and by the best bloggers.
I did see the cryptic tweets and I have no idea who did what to who.
I saw a few different tweeters discuss it though, a couple of times and I’m waiting to see the fall out.
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