I have something to say. I'm a little afraid to say it, but in the spirit of Rachel's post, I'm just gonna put it out there.
I don't think the quilting blog world is that negative.
There, I said it. You can all gasp in horror.
I don't get it, you guys. With only a few teeny exceptions, I have always found the quilting blog world to be very inclusive and positive and supportive. It is certainly vastly more positive than any other online community I've ever experienced. I have never seen anything resembling a clique or an "in-crowd."
No, I don't always receive replies to comments I leave on other blogs. But I assume that's because the blogger is busy, not because she didn't appreciate my comment. And yes, I have been rejected for a swap in the past. But I assumed that was due to practical limits on participation, not a personal rejection of my work.
The vast majority of negative posts and comments I've seen around blogland recently have been about the negativity. So you know how we can stop it? By stopping.
And that's all I have to say about it. Please know that I appreciate every single one of you, regardless of what you quilt, how you quilt it, where, or why.