Brittney Gilbert, a really distinctive voice and blogging pioneer at a MSM TV station, resigned her job.
Apparently, a blog slug fest over a link she did was the last hit she wanted to take.
Perhaps by being the beneficiary of a full-time blogging gig that a lot of people would love to have it means that I am a “pseudo-quasi-celebrity” who has to take the insults and criticisms and constant job threatening with the territory. But, I’m not cut out for it. I thought I was, but I’m not.
... This is the internet. People are vicious. They are even more vicious when they fail to make any distinction between you and a feelingless, faceless media company.
I don't know Brittney. I've never met her, but I have read har. She did a great job for WKRN. I can, however, fully understand. People at the other end of the keyboard sometimes do forget they're talking to people. Things are said that would never be said face-to-face. I, like, her, wish there were a few things I hadn't clicked the "save" or "send" button to.
And, yes, she's right when she says being criticized seemed to be OK when she came to be a face of a media company. It just comes with the territory.
I wish her luck. From the supportive comments on both sites above, she obviously made many, many great friends.
(With apologies for stealing your blog post title. It was too good.).