How To Handle Positive Comments on Your Blog
I was visiting with a friend recently and he had a cook out with beers in hands and bratwursts on grill.
He is involved in the political life in his town and has strong opinions on many topics often not discussed in polite company.
Needless to say, my friend and I don’t see eye-to-eye on many of these issues. But since I was in his house, drinking his beer and eating his bratwurst, not to mention that he already knows my pov on these matters, I thought it best if I nodded politely while he delivered his diatribe to his captive audience.
All the nodding and politeness got me to drift-off and start thinking about the favorable comments and positive reinforcement we receive on our blogs every day.
So How Should We Handle Positive Comments on our Blog?
By saying thank you.
Say thank you but understand that your audience is visiting your cook out. When they are agreeing with you and offering their support in your view points they are being polite.
Sure, some might take the antagonistic stance, but those are few and far between and usually don’t become raving fans that frequent your blog anyways.
Hubris is Always Followed by Nemesis
In other words, praise blows-up your head and gives you pride, which is always followed by a fall. Pride is one of the 7 deadly sins, isn’t it? People forget that.
- Now lets see what type of favorable comments and positive reinforcement will you offer in the comments section that will inevitably cause my head to swell up?