Wow. Just got a stunningly negative comment on an old post. The anonymous reader attacked my style and myself and left saying they wouldn’t be back.
This happened literally 2 seconds ago so I’m writing through the wave of tears that has ensued in an attempt to capture the feelings I’m feeling and lay them out down here for posterity. Don’t know if that’s such a great idea but I’ve always thought that experimentation is a big part of this whole blog-thing…
The first question that springs to mind when I read the comment is: Why would someone write such a mean message? The second question is: Why would they take the time to do that? The third question is: Am I that bad? The fourth is: Should I even be doing this? The fifth is: Why would someone hurt someone they don’t even know? The pool of questions is deep…
And now I’ve deleted the comment. It’s gone. The tears are subsiding. Now I’m talking myself down:
You love doing this, Michele. Don’t give this hater even an ounce of power. Don’t let this person undermine you. Just keep working. Just keep improving. Not everyone will love everything you do. Some people will hate it in fact. And they will tell you they hate it. That’s just how the world works. Let it go.
And now I’m talking myself back up again:
Look at all the stuff you’ve done. Look at all the joyful moments you’ve captured on this blog. Some of your projects are pretty darn good. Look how much fun you’re having. Look at how many POSITIVE comments you’ve received. And look at how many people like what you do. Seriously Michele, you are doing so well! Oh and by the way, you are freaking fantastic too!!!… Okay?