How to Cope with Mean Comments

I promised you this post and here it is. Let me know what you do when you encounter this type of comments.

  1. Understand that they don’t define the quality of your writing

I think we all agree that feedback is very important. For writers, it’s almost vital. However, the feedback will tell you how to improve yourself whereas mean comments won’t. You should not let anyone tell you’re not worth something.

  1. Understand that art is subjective

Some individuals have a more aggressive way of expressing their opinions. They might not like your piece of work, but it’s alright. Art is subjective and the simple fact that yours didn’t let them indifferent is important.

You don’t like whatever you see or read, so don’t be a hypocrite and expect others to do it. Once you don’t have such expectations, your perspective on your writing career will change drastically.

  1. Don’t read them

If you are the type of person who gets angry or hurt easily, simply stop reading those comments or reviews. Usually, you can see whether or not the comment is going to be mean. If it starts inappropriately or gets so, stop. You don’t have to read the reviews of the people who didn’t put enough effort in trying to point out the problems in a polite way.

Reading them won’t do you any good.

2 thoughts on “How to Cope with Mean Comments

  1. I agree with your points. It takes all sorts to make a blogging community. I think it may also depend to some extent on the subject matter of the blog itself. A thought -provoking post. Many thanks.

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