Numerous fans were looking forward the Aussie star Alex O’Loughlin’s birthday coming up on August 24th, 2011 and each one was celebrating it in their own way. Some were purchasing him gifts like a donation to Donate to Life or Red Cross in is his name while others were sending him their best of birthday wishes. I am one such fan and I thought it would be great idea for a list to be made of all the gifts and birthday wishes to passed on to Alex so he could see the love and support he has from his fans. To my dismay, I was confronted by a fellow fan, O’LaughingPress – a Alex O’Loughlin fan blog, who were very . . . well you can see for yourself as our entire ‘conversation’ is recorded below.
O’LaughingPress blog published an article about gifting to celebrities and using Alex O’Loughlin as an example, here is the full article:
@OLaughing tweeted this message:
This is the conversation that followed:
You have to follow each other in order to Directly Message each other over twitter, and just so you know these were sent August 13th, 2011 at about 3 – 3:30pm. Prior to this conversation, I did not keep up with their blog, O’LaughingPress and I have never had a conversation over twitter and ‘they’ have never followed me and gotten to know me. So when ‘they’ started accusing me, I was not a happy camper.
These are the copied DMs (Direct Messages) exchanged between myself and O’Laughing Press about making a list for Alex O’Loughlin’s birthday gifts and wishes:
- Get to know someone and don’t jump to assumptions or accuse them until you do. Get the facts and get them straight. I know I’ve taken another person’s opinion on a subject without googling the topic or reading the original article. Nobody’s perfect.
- No matter how you feel, try to be aware of how you say things and be respectful of others. DO talk nicely. DON’T be rude. “Politeness will take you places” is not a bunch of mumbo jumbo, it’s the truth. Employers are looking for respective future employees, disrespect them or others and you will get fired and good manners will get you hired.