Bloggers: Don’t Hit Delete, Hit Reply
I recently read a blog post from Trisha over at MomDot about a pitch she…
I am a very sensitive person, well I used to be really bad! I would cry if one person, just one person tried to debate with me. My stomach would get all in knots, my face would turn bright red and tears would instantly fall from my face. It was as if I had no control what so ever!
When I first started blogging I wasn’t quite sure what direction I wanted to go in, I knew that writing was a way for me to get things out of my mind and on to paper so that I can move forward in a positive way. I also knew that writing was a way for me to share who I am with everyone and possibly find others who are similar. After all I live in the same small town I grew up in and it’s hard to meet new people.
When I first started blogging I was all paranoid about whether I would get any comments, if someone would even subscribe to my ramblings and if my site would actually do anything. I don’t mean do anything in terms of money because I didn’t start a blog to make a revenue, I started it as an outlet and eventually my blog grew as my voice and confidence grew!
Since December 2008 when I started running my blogs I haven’t received more than a couple negative comments, but reality is as my confidence grows, my voice changes and I start blogging about more controversial topics I may get some negative comments. The few negative comments I have had were not threatening, although bordered on “judgemental”, but overall they were not as bad as some other comments I have seen on other blogs.
The point to this is, I am no longer that super sensitive girl who thinks everyone is super polite and that everyone knows how to have an educational debate, the world is full of a variety of people and this I can accept. Too many people love to spout off “it’s not fair” at everything in this world that doesn’t go exactly as planned. I say enough of it!! We teach our children that life is not fair, we teach our children to work hard for what they want, we teach our children to be honest, and we teach our children to respect others. I wonder why so many adults can’t seem to live the way they try to teach their children to live?
I say to you if you have a blog and someone has to stop by and leave a negative comment or a judgmental comment that really has no purpose other than to draw more attention to themselves, then let them be. Just like YOU, they have a right to voice their opinion in the form of a comment on your blog post as long as their opinion doesn’t break any laws. Take their comment with a grain of salt, shrug it off and remember “You Can’t Please Them All”.