On Joss Whedon, comments, and boundaries
This week, Joss Whedon disabled his Twitter account, spurring a torrent of speculation that he had stormed off in a huff after being criticized for his portrayal of Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He has since quelled the rumor mill, by stating to Buzzfeed News:
“I just thought, Wait a minute, if I’m going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place, and this is the least quiet place I’ve ever been in my life.”
I’m still in a place with my own comic that I don’t feel I have the luxury of stepping away from Twitter — or any other social media. I still rely on social media for its promotional potency.
But I get where the Buffy scribe is coming from. In fact, following this story reminded me of how I made a similar decision recently. And I can tell you firsthand that it was the right choice for me — much like I think Whedon made the right choice for him.
I disabled reader comments on my site, and I’ve never been happier.