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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mean for the Sake of Being Mean

(Thanks MJ, for the title).

I got smacked today. This website's schtick is that they review other people's websites. They're catty, pretentious, smarmy, and dull, really. I submitted my site for review after one of my regular readers had his site reviewed. Twice. My favorite part about these bitches is their hypocrisy. They state quite plainly in their submission rules that they have better things to do than link to their personal websites. Apparently, they can dish it, but they can't take it.

So, click the smacked link, and see what they wrote. My favorite line?
The whole site feels pretentious. The author is clearly an over-educated smart ass liberal arts post doctorate graduate and shit. What-FUCKING-ever.
After that, they move on to my juvenile content. Well, here's the thing, and I thought of this after I stopped laughing at the review. Without my juvenile and silly posts, without this blog, I run the risk of becoming exactly who they think I am. And any of you who know me, either through this space or in real life, know that I'm not that person. But what's most important is I know I'm not that person.

So, to the catty bitches at, thank you for a good laugh, and all the traffic. 22 discrete hits, at last count.


Blogger trusty getto said...

Nuthin' like a good, old fashioned insult to start out your day, eh?

Well, I for one love your blog, Courtney :)

1:04 PM  
Blogger yellojkt said...

Congrats on the negative smacks! I got just one. I'm going to have to try harder to piss them off next time. And I would say you have never sounded over-educated to me, but I know it would come out sounding wrong.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, those girls have an interesting idea - insulting people. I'm sur ethey get lots of traffic to their site in much the same way that I got there. Thing is, it doesn't take much intelligence to insult someone, especially if there's no substance to the insults. Add to that the fact that they obviously think you're way more intelligent than they are, and you've got yourself a seriously insecure blogger out there.

In a way, I'm sort of jealous that they haven't insulted MY blog yet. It's just further evidence that no one reads my little corner of cyberspace. Jeez, can't even get insulted by some insecure idiots. I've wasted my life....

1:08 PM  
Blogger Trouble said...

that's kinda crazy, I've always admired the layout of your site, and i think you always have clever comment on it.

And you are far better writer when you have time to write something than your reviewer is.

Just's really pathetic when someone has to use FUCK or some variation on the term more than once in a post in lieu of actual content.

1:47 PM  
Blogger paula said...

Personally, I think your blog layout is better than mine... and your writing has always held my interest, even if it's a topic that I don't comment on. The point is, I'm here to read and experience the Courtney. (Like "the Chad")

The Courtney was Great! ;)

tee hee!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Don't sweat it. Instead of reading my blog they went off on how much they didn't like one of the pictures in my first post, and ranked me on that.

As they would say... "whatever".

3:56 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I came here via ITalk2Much, and have to say that I like this blog. I adore the layout, and the colours work well. I think I'm going to stay for a while and read through the posts for a bit.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man, oh man. I submitted my site and now am afraid to see what they will say. I know it will be brutal, because even if they like you, it's brutal :P

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Even when they LIKE you they are STILL mean!! You've gotta be smart enough to know that the team at IT2M is going to be, well, bitchy.

And in the title they did call you the "beauty" which was...nice, considering them.

6:11 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

You're cool. The heck with those idiots. There's enough mean-ness and jerky behavior in life to deal with. I don't need it from phony asses like that.

You're cool enough that I'm not running my original thought for tomorrow's title. You know what I'm talking about.

7:28 PM  
Blogger HRH Courtney, Queen of Everything said...

Jackie, as much as I'd love to believe that, the author of Enough Already is the beauty. I was definitely the liberal.

It's all good though.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK...I've finally been shamed into it. I just submitted my site. If you guys can stand it, so can I.

11:52 PM  
Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

Do they just randomly find you and review you?


I'm hiding my blog..because well. If they tick me off, they'd probably find out that I was a little meaner than they are.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Seb said...

Any Press Is Good Press, as they say. I'm reminded of that scene in (please don't laugh) the Howard Stern movie when it's revealed that Howard Haters actually stay tuned to his show 45 minutes longer than the average fan, and that Haters and Lovers listen for the exact same reason: "I want to hear what he'll say next."

If only I could get a little notoriety. Where's MY smackdown, dang it?!

8:50 AM  
Blogger yellojkt said...

Just to clarify. You have to submit your site for abuse and they have a lot of rules. Every now and then they'll pick on a random stranger, but it's usually an honor you volunteer for.

Thank you sir! Give me another!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Jason Green said...

Why would anyone submit to be on their site? It's poorly written anonymous bullshit.

Seriously, Court, if you want to know how good your site is, well, just note all the people that come here.

11:58 AM  
Blogger paula said...

We submit our sites because it's fun. Court, Kelly and Myself (after Keb, Yj and Trusty were brave) were all asking for the smack-down~ and we sure as hell all three took a lickin! ;)

We are all able to take things with a grain of "whatever" and get a chuckle over the results. No big.

Getting ticked over a spanking after we asked for it? Nah, I'm with Courtney having a good chuckle at the flames ;)

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flame on I say Courtney....I've only been reading your blog for a short time now but I enjoy hopping over here for a good read.

Also consider the source of that review :)

8:27 PM  
Blogger tescosuicide said...

You know me, I love the whole 'bring it on' mentallity going on here... hell with em, they should really read some of your comments over at Blonde Sagacity before they judge. Between you and Nimbus, you guys are like the liberal voice of reason. -Like you said, its getting you some new traffic!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Trouble said...

Actually, Courtney...what I've decided about that site is this. Several of the reviewers, though harsh and at times brutal, give great feedback to blogs. You just HAPPENED to get a newbie reviewer who doesn't even appear to know html that well and is just trying to prove that she can be a bitch.

I'm sure we all know a few young women who try to hard because they're young, immature, and insecure. She's one.

I wouldn't take anything she has to say to heart because she clearly doesn't know much, and if you read her comments above the blog, had to recently be schooled by the other reviewers.

1:00 PM  

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