Comments always make you high. I still remember those days when I started blogging. I’d write a post, hit publish and then wait…wait for someone to comment. Every time, I get notified by email on a new comment..Ah! The feeling is simply superb! Truly it’s a high!
Comments are more than just feedbacks from your readers and mostly, when there are comments it means you were able to connect directly to the reader. If your article failed to impress your readers, then obviously there wouldn’t be any comments.
But how about negative comments? Like when someone strongly disagrees with you or put you down with any harsh comment? (Since readers are from around the world, this situation is quite possible. While words and phrases in one part of the world is normal, it could mean abuse to another country.)
Many a times, comments are negative, if you think about it that way. Yes, comments are either positive or negative, the way you take it. Mostly, comments are positive when the reader is delighted or happy with something you write or did. Obviously this doesn’t happen all the time.
There are people who show their appreciation by disagreeing with you. There are people who’d like to measure your caliber by correcting with you. You have to take both of them if you were to be successful.
I’d like to quote a famous saying – People criticize for what you are doing simply because they couldn’t do it, or they can’t do it. So keep going!
The point here is, comments are not negative or positive. They are basically feedback from readers. You shouldn’t get disheartened because someone corrected you, or because someone said your idea is stupid.
Comments are not clues for you to act upon. They are comments just because you gave the space for someone to write their thoughts. Negative or positive, comments are good. It only means that people are reading you and analysing you. What really matters is consistency.
I’d say you are not going to be successful if you were to change yourself for every comment you receive. But successful is the man who takes the life in his stride and walks ahead of positives and negatives like a hero.
(As you might have wrongly guessed, I’m not a masters in Psychology but Marketing 😉 )