Taking a short break

By Caitlin Kelly

Having been basically mugged on Facebook this week by someone determined to professionally sabotage me, I’m a little sour on social media right now.

It was real shock to me, and has left me sickened by how vicious someone can choose to be.

So with July 1 (Canada Day) and July 4 coming up, I’m laying down tools for now.

See you in a week or so.

Stay cool!

23 thoughts on “Taking a short break

  1. Having been professionally ambushed via a closed FB group with no chance to respond, I understand your frustration and surprise. I’ve chosen not to go near FB as a result.
    In any event, I hope you enjoy Canada Day! And ignore all the noise for a while!

  2. Jeanette Ashworth, Ph.D.

    Hello Caitlin,

    I met you at your ASJA talk in the past and have always admired you greatly. I’m so sorry to hear someone has been vicious towards you. I hope you have a restorative break from social media.

    With appreciation and respect, Jeanette

    1. Yes, both.

      It’s interesting to see how much someone can hate/envy me and want to do me some serious damage. I spend a lot of energy trying to be generous with other writers so this is…especially disgusting to me.

  3. I know it is too sad that there are people who feel the need to take jabs at others online. This is society’s reality but thank heaven there are way more nice people. I’ve had some jaw-dropping remarks sent to me, some I could not believe and told them so, but I really do not want to waste time trying to change people mean-spiritedness. Anyhow, see you when you get back!

  4. Hello Caitlin,

    I may be late in reading this post, but felt the need to send an immediate reply. You are so admired in your exceptional quality as a person and a writer.

    I know that it had to have been a shock to experience such vicious/vile behavior, especially from a fellow writer.

    Some weak people of lesser quality and character have a hard time dealing with the strong success of others.

    I hope that you take comfort in karma.
    Good, well-intentioned people such as yourself, seldom suffer the cheap shots taken at the hands of others. Like Teflon or titanium, you can’t take a good person down. Even if you may feel down because of what happened, you will not stay down for long.
    It’s just not who you are.

  5. Ho-lee crap! I take a year off and this is what’s going on when I get back. I can’t leave you people alone for a minute.
    I quit Facebook years ago and have really enjoyed it. I was lucky not to be as visible as you, so all anyone had to offer were empty, meaningless insults. Ditching Facebook is definitely a good move. It’s a middle school playground full of bullies and you are way too professional to waste your time on that. Content aside, it’s nice to read you again.

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