Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_biz,
Brad Fitzpatrick


It seems I've been pissing off a number of people in the LJ community. I've been thinking about how I did it and I think I've made two big mistakes:

1. I assumed people would be capable of disassociating me from LiveJournal
2. I assumed people reading my journal knew me, and my sense of humor. (in the beginning, this was the case)

The bigger LJ gets, the more I find out the above aren't true.

My "offensive friends group" was an idea, but I don't think letting anybody join just because they want to is the solution either.... I'm going to remove everybody that I don't know for sure understands me.

I come across as an asshole sometimes, but I'm not really as cruel as people are thinking I am. I've been extremely stressed lately and venting in my journal is a way to blow off steam. I think I restrict those entries to myself, Blythe, and my roommates it'll have the same therapeutic effect for me while not causing the problems I've had lately.

If I've offended any of you, I'm sorry... I don't want people to hate me. If I could do nothing but sit around and work on LJ all day I'd be very happy. Failing classes at school, getting my bike stolen, and dealing with too many things right now is just making me go crazy.

If you've given up on me, please give me a second chance... I'm done with finals on the 8th of June, then it's a full summer of nothing but LJ and being happy. Next quarter I'm taking it light, too.

The other day Dakus, Mark, and Triblessnomad were having an LJ discussion over email, and I was cc:'ed on the thread... I got the biggest damn smile on my face by seeing LJ work being done in a group without my input.

I hope the LJ community/staff can continue to grow without me being in the limelight so much, but in the meantime I'm going to try even harder to put forth a positive image since people seem to still associate me with LJ much.

I'm rambling.

Anyway, sorry.... especially to you, Mark... I feel that I've let you down.

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