Please Unsubscribe

Yesterday I sent out an issue of my Support for ADD E-Newsletter. After I send out an issue there are always a handful of people who unsubscribe from the Support for ADD E-Newsletter. I’m glad those people unsubscribe. If they don’t like what I have to say or don’t find the Support for ADD E-Newsletter helpful then they shouldn’t bother reading it.

What I don’t understand are the people who write to me to complain. If you don’t like the content of the Support for ADD E-Newsletter then remove yourself from the list. Every email has an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

Here is one I got yesterday about the Are you Maintaining Your Computer? article:

great computer advice but would be more beneficial if there are two or three how to steps for each point given.

I’ve noticed this in several recent editions where the advice is helpful but not deep enough to be meaningful or something that can be immediately implemented.  They are teasers

What I don’t understand is why after reading SEVERAL editions and not liking them this person is STILL subscribing? After reading SEVERAL editions this person should realize that it’s not my style to give information that people can implemented immediately. It’s more my style to get people thinking with the hope that they will take some action on their own.

Here’s an email I opened this afternoon about the issue of Support for ADD that went out yesterday:

Can Someone please tell Tara to change that ridiculously outdated picture of hers? Please?

I’m sorry but my photo was taken a little over a year ago when I was 32. I am now 33 and other than a few additional gray hairs I haven’t changed much since then. I’m sorry if my youthful face offends some people! If this person doesn’t want to look me then by all means stop subscribing!! 

5 Comments

  • Jen Koretsky

    Reply Reply July 13, 2007

    I once got an email in response to a newsletter in which the person wrote that they were offended by my “generational” picture. Wonder if it was the same person…! I don’t understand it. Personally, I have better things to do than be offended or annoyed by someone’s picture. 🙂

  • KDee

    Reply Reply July 13, 2007

    There will always be people with too much time on their hands who will write mean things. Just ignore them!

  • heraclitus

    Reply Reply July 13, 2007

    A guess about computer comments: they’re from an engineer who actually liked what you said, but–being an engineer–was suggesting you also include links to more “delicous” details. I bet you couldn’t pay the person to give up your blog.

    I know I wouldn’t. I’m still chuckling and amazed at the “Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and Porn” entry among many, many others.

  • Toni

    Reply Reply July 13, 2007

    Tara,
    It pisses me off so much to read mean comments like the ones you’ve shown. I agree. For the love of God, if these people don’t agree, or don’t like what you offer in your blog, then F@#$ing unsubscribe!! It sucks that you take time out of your busy schedule (and an ADD’s schedule is actually an oxymoron, because us and schedules are like oil and water), but anyway, as hard as it is for an ADD to sit down and send us information that might help us lost people who are walking in the world on a slightly warped street compared to the others, you should be APPLAUDED for finding time to try to help us by sending info, not blasted for f#$%ing imperfections about technical computer information. And the picture comment…….THAT’S JUST PLAIN HATEFUL!!! I am embarrassed and ashamed to be part of a group of your blog readers that are so damn stupid!! These people have more than ADD to worry about. They have DUMB: disrespectful, unappreciative, mean and bitchy!!! So, please, those people, unsubscribe and find someone else to spread your hatefulness to. We, as ADD’s have enough low self esteem without getting more shit from our own brothers and sisters!!!
    Thank you!
    Toni

  • Madrisa

    Reply Reply July 13, 2007

    Tara, you have done soooo much good for the ADD community! Thank you, thank you, thank you. For everyone with a thoughtless comment, you have many many more people who are very appreciative.

    Madrisa

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