So I finally broke up with this guy for good back in 1990. Thank God. I managed to escape to a place where he couldn't find me, and lived many blissful years away from him. But six years ago, he found me again -- and ever since, he's made himself at home in my social media. He doesn't comment -- but he is always looking at me. Watching. Staring. Like he can't get enough of me.
I have the best friends in the world.
"It's people like this that I wish could be Jedi mind-tricked...or punched in the gonads until they go away. Sigh."
it comes to this: Either go about your business as you normally would,
monitoring where you post to keep the comments section jerk-free, or you
hide. Forever. To the detriment of your readers, friends, bank account,
and self-esteem. Don't hide. Post away.
Blog, tweet, FB--whatever you have to do to sell books, strengthen your
brand, and live your life. But do not let some piece of shit you
haven't seen since the first Bush administration keep you from getting
what you need. Fuck that fool."
what a creep. Block him wherever you can, mute him or whatever is
easier, and pretend he doesn't exist. The best thing you can do is thrive.
Go about your business and talk about your
work at your highest level. You now have people who know about this
guy, people who will show up to defend if he pops up in comments
sections being obnoxious. URGH. You be so successful it makes him ROT
INSIDE (is it wrong to feel that way? I DON'T CARE)."
someone who dealt with this type of situation in the past I can only
suggest that you do what you need and want to do when and where you
choose to do it. Creeps like that depend on their mind game tactics to
intimidate you. Do not let him get away
with it! Ignore him for the rest of your life. Pretend he does not
exist. You are a strong woman now and not the young girl he knew and
tried to dominate. Take control of your life and live it to the fullest.
Don't give him permission to intimidate you for another second!"
"Want me to kick his ass?" "I will be your wingman."
like you are getting some pretty good advice. I say go about life and
enjoy it to the fullest. Post, blog, tweet promote your book. Block him
where you can. However, it doesn't hurt to be prepared. I heard on the news that there is a conceal and
carry class for women happening soon. Maybe a self defense class. It would build
your confidence and ease your mind."
think you might be doing the most effective thing. Let people know.
Calmly, factually shine the light on it, and don't take on any personal
shame over something that is absolutely no kind of comment on you. I do
not offer to whip his butt (in large part because I am not much at
butt-whipping), but I do offer to laugh derisively at his pathetic,
"You can't fix the mentally ill, only how you respond to them. Borderline personality - or narcissistic. Either way - the more you engage - the more they feed off of it."
Thus my awesome friends. This is only the tip of the iceberg, too -- there are a lot more comments, all of them saying the same things.
And so here you are ... again.
I hope this is exactly what you've been looking for, in all your many trips to my blogs and all my other social media, over the past six years. Approximately one visit per week for six years!!!! ETA -- Actually more than that. It took you, what, six hours to figure out that my FB was blocked?
Gosh, that's not creepy at all, no.
You go on and live your life. I have work to do.
And if you stalk any other women, leave off them too.