Alex Mell-Taylor
1 min readDec 14, 2019


RESPONSE — thank you for your comment. By commenting, you have increased my metrics, which will allow me to continue writing indefinitely.

You have been blunt, so I will give you the same courtesy.

This is a bad comment.

You not only are being mean, but unspecific. You aren’t revealing to me or future commentors why or which points you disliked, which doesn’t help anyone learn or grow.

If I had to guess, you had an emotional reaction and decided to dump those feelings on me, a real person. This is a type of emotional labor you are demanding of me, and I would ask you to consider if such comments are helpful to the discourse online.

I hope you have a wonderful year. Due to the high volume of comments I get, I might not be able to respond to future replies, but I will try.