I spent this weekend moving our office to a new building. I hated to do it but we simply had outgrown our old office. It was hectic as most moves tend to be. Preparing for court added to the chaos. To complicate things, the IT guy reminded me a lot of the painter on Murphy Brown. You know the guy that came to paint a wall and never left. Anyway, the move is complete and our telephones and computers are working fine.
Another thing that happened to me over the weekend was that Scott Greenfield noticed me. He writes Simple Justice. It is an excellent site and one of the first I noticed when I started blogging about six months ago. In fact, I commented about it on one of my first posts and it was one of the first listed on my blog roll.
During the last six months, I have also noticed that SJ has welcomed, or at least mentioned, some new bloggers to the blogosphere. Some of his comments were complimentary; some, not so much. To the best of my knowledge, Law and Baseball never made the cut and that doesn’t matter because it shouldn’t matter.
First, I should say that Scott didn’t notice me or this blog, he noticed me on twitter. So, maybe that doesn’t count. That doesn’t matter either because it shouldn’t matter. I sensed, however, that my twitter account may have contributed to his inspiration to write this post.
Stop worrying about being loved, respected and admired by people who don’t exist. Just do whatever it is you do to the best of your ability and tell the rest of them to go jump in a lake. You will never achieve universal love and popularity, respect and admiration. There will always be some cheerleader who says you aren’t popular enough. Who cares.
I tend to agree with most things Scott writes about and this is no exception. It doesn’t matter whether someone makes a comment on or about your blog and it shouldn’t matter. Do what you do for you and then move on.
Likewise, it doesn’t matter and it shouldn’t matter if someone unfollows you on twitter. Just move on.