“Hey I’ve read your blog…
I hate to tell you but you should know it’s pathetic.”
Thank you so much for your review, I appreciate it.
“You got only 10 followers!
That’s too bad. I don’t think you post anything that has an actual meaning.”
I’ll try, thank you.
“I got more views than you. Maybe you aren’t serious about your blog.”
Oh, is it? I am serious though. Thank you for your advice.
These were the responses of people when I showed them my blog.
“I am gonna critique your blog and you aren’t gonna like it. Your writing is good but the content is bad.”
This is what broke my heart as it came from somebody I care for. Writing a blog is something that I started to put my happiness and pain at one place. Though that was the basic idea, I started developing fondness for short stories and even wrote a few.
“I’ve read your stories but haven’t found them interesting. You should change your content.”
Was the first review I got when I published my first short story.
It was a bit negative but yeah, it inspired me to change the content.
I published my first horror short story a few days ago. Though my friends held on to negative reviews, I was happy because I changed the content.
Something is better than nothing, isn’t it?
A guy I know told me,
“You don’t have many followers, your posts don’t get enough likes, there are hardly any comments on your posts….
Do you really think you should continue writing?”
It was true to some extent but I have a few followers now and likes and comments too. Most importantly, I have few people who really read what I write.
That makes me happy.
Then again, It isn’t always about comments or likes or follows. It’s about how satisfied you are with what you do.
Am I satisfied? No.
But the day I don’t post anything, I feel incomplete.
“You gained anything from this blog of yours?” My mother asked me.
Well, I’m where I belong now and moreover, I even managed to make friends with some amazing people!
You guys rock!
I know I’m not good enough but I am confident that I’m gonna get better with every post I publish.
Before you make statements about my work, I hope you know the difference between criticism and judging.