I love making beads. I love the sound of the torch, the feel of the heat from the flame, the dance with the glass as it moves and sways with the music only I hear in my soul.
On the journey of learning about glass, I have "met" others who understand the passion of playing with fire. And while there are those that understand the passion of the glass, some of them have not learned the art of civility. Everyone has the right to an opinion and everyone has the right to stand up for what they believe is right. And I suppose they even have the right to do it a manner that is intentionally cruel and meant to destroy.
I made an online purchase not so long ago. It was a handmade item that I was going to use as a gift. By the time the package came to my house, I had read some of the words posted in a public forum by the creator. The package sits unopened...the ugliness of the words and attitude echo in my mind.
Just remember...the words you say, the words you write make up your presence online. No matter how beautiful your creations may be, if your words are ugly, I am going to move on to the next shop. And if asked, I will not recommend your creations no matter how "perfect" they may be.