There is always one in the group and sometime that one is me.
Only being on ActiveRain for a couple months now, the shiny has rubbed off and I am left to face the reality of how people really are. After posting a few good blogs and being featured a few times I learned that living in the spotlight will have it's fair share of nay-sayers.
Of course, if you write about something for so long there will be those that sit up and start to notice you. Some (most I will happily say) have left positive comments that make my ego boost, but there are those that write rebuttals to a topic and make me feel the size of a pea.
If you have been on AR for any length of time and have voiced your opinion or blogged about your area of expertise you will have no doubt experienced it to; those comments that criticize, condemn or otherwise contradict what you are trying to get across.
My first week on AR I was trying to figure it all out and noticed a featured blog of 2 simple listings. No real content or "meat" to the blog. I asked, ever so politely, why this happened to be featured. I apologized all over myself for seeming rude, but just really wanted to know. They came back and said they didn't know why it got featured and I had someone leave a more strongly worded comment to the same tone as mine.
Since them, I too have seen the gamut of blogs and am becoming a little more brazen. Granted, I never want to be rude to anyone, but I have found myself to be the one in the group questioning the writers comments while the majority sing the praises.
I felt it a relief to learn of that little "delete" Button on comments. I have noticed one of my subscribers mentioned that she had deleted a comment because it was rude. Oh the power. This is a place for opinions, strong as they may be, but also fair play. If there is an opposing comment I will by all means tackle to the best of my ability as I did with comments on "Where to find Free Pictures". I felt I was straightforward and honest. I accept your voice on my blog, welcome it and will respond but will combat any negativity with as much honest information as I can.
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