Tuesday, February 4, 2014
blogging: not taking things personally
One of the most difficult things, at least I think, when it comes to blogging is not taking things personally. This could be what people say, view counts, followers, negativity, etc. Back when I started blogging under my old, now deleted, blog, my thing was thinking people didn't like me because I didn't have a lot of followers. I know many bloggers say it's not about the followers, but realistically, it is. You want people to read your posts otherwise you wouldn't post them publicly, right? Now, it wasn't just that I thought no one was following me, it was also that I would watch other newbie blogs just take off, gain so many followers so quickly, that I thought I had to have been doing something wrong.
Other things like nasty comments and negativity can be pretty overwhelming. Like when I read Samantha's post over on her blog Substance and Soul, about staying graceful despite rude and unnecessary comments. I was so surprised that people would go out of their way to make awful comments to someone they didn't even know.
Bloggers are some of the sweetest and nicest people around who freely share their ideas, lives, photos, and tips with others, so for people to condemn them or chastise them simply blows my mind. It's amazing what people can type behind a computer screen, things they wouldn't even dare say to someone in person. We just need to ignore the trolls, focus on spreading kindness, and blog on.