note from the mod
i’m going to be frank. i have royally screwed up today, and i feel horrible about it. it just sucks because either i make myself vulnerable enough to air my mistakes for over 43,000 readers and get input on what people need (as well as tons and tons of criticisms), or i don’t publish these asks and omit an opportunity to both learn as well as accommodate people.
accommodating all of you is incredibly important to me, but, if i can, i’d ask you to remember that i prioritize issues of trigger warnings and mental illness and safety because i battle all these things in my own daily life. some of the things we talk about trigger me, too, but i address your feelings because it’s extremely important for me to maintain a safe space.
i run out of spoons, too, and i deal with anxiety and depression. i am trying so hard for all of you. i can take requests and people telling me what i am doing is not correct for addressing their needs, but it is really taxing to hear from people that i don’t care. it makes me feel like my efforts aren’t good enough no matter how much i try to learn and grow and help.
i have been compiling original content and contacting writers to address needs of yours that were not being met enough (diabetic recipes, budget shopping tips, etc). i sort through dozens and sometimes hundreds of asks/submissions daily, working to make sure everything is tagged properly and questions get answered. that’s a lot of work, and it doesn’t leave a lot of room for dealing with being put down emotionally.
i guess what i’m trying to say is… please be respectful and constructive in your criticism. i try to do that in every single one of our interactions. i will mess up sometimes. that’s inevitable. all i can do is take responsibility and work to be better.
i am so grateful for all our followers, but i’m just one person and i get overwhelmed and my feelings hurt and deal with personal issues, too. thank you.