Today, negative feedback (sometimes a euphemism for assholery), is on my mind. The only time that I can recall angering someone with my poetry is back in college when I wrote a line comparing a friend’s dance moves to that of a stripper. I didn’t write it with the intention of being offensive. In fact, I meant it as a compliment. Though I thought she was overreacting, I could understand her uneasiness with the comparison.
I’ve never received any negative feedback on this blog, for which I’m very grateful. Every time you like one of my posts, I internally grant myself points. However, I don’t really get too many comments on my blog in the first place. There’s no dislike button, so I assume folks either like what they read or they’re indifferent. Mental Note to Self: Comment more often on other people’s blogs.
Lately, I’ve been fielding some negative feedback from readers of the blog I manage at work. It’s frustrating (sometimes a euphemism for WTF?). I know our blog (and our writers) needs this feedback to grow, but it still stings. With that in mind, I have a request. I’d love some well-constructed, honest feedback from you in the comments of this post. Feel free to be brutally honest, if need be. All I ask is that you focus on content, structure, and context. I don’t think I’ve warranted any personal attacks (hopefully), and those won’t be approved.
Commence constructive criticism! (yay, alliteration)