It is inevitable that at some point someone is going to challenge what you are blogging. It doesn’t matter if you share photos, food, hand puppets, or you are writing your heart out… someone will take the time to care and let you know they care about what you are doing. We love it actually and praise is awesome right? It makes us feel like superheros and we run around with our fists thrust forward pretending to fly. Or is that just me…
One day somebody told me to “stop trying to write poetry. Stop writing “word strings” or whatever silly name you made up. It isn’t good.”
You have a few choices on how you act in the face of criticism. Some people get quietly offended, some go private, some ignore the comment, some press SPAM on the comment, some hit the person in the fucking face with a medium sized frying pan from aisle 13 at Walmart…
Contrary to popular belief I am not very excitable. I know my poetry is horrible and I write it anyways because I want to. And this is my blog, I don’t subscribe to the idea that you ever “lose” your website to your audience. I think that is a bunch of bullshit. Even if this was a religious website and you were all my disciples I wouldn’t just “hand my blog over” to our deity… I’d become the fucking deity. Where were your spiritual hands when all the work was being done?
I treat humans the same way. I write a lot of open ended blog posts on blogging to share my thought process, but for the most part I know what I am doing. I am happy with what I am doing.
So how do you face criticism? That seems to be the topic of the day and in a society so ready to tell us their criticisms… what better way to prepare for life.