Every now and then I get a comment on my website that throws me for a loop. I am aware that I am exposing myself to the masses and not everybody is going to appreciate my sense of humor or get my intentions as I write.
It is interesting to me what some people get angry at. Usually what bothers them the most is my over privileged youth or they think I am too preachy or find a superior tone in my voice.
I try my best to take their criticism constructively but I cant help but feel that some people are just looking to find the negative in everything around them.
This one comment that I received after my latest post, “I’m Not as Happy as I Seem”, gave me great cause for reflection:
[su_box title=”Stop the Pity Party”]No offence meant but you need to stop the pity party sooner than later. We get the fact that you were brought up privileged but it seems that may be more of a hindrance than anything. Your misconception that you are special is dragging you down. Get a JOB. JK Rowling was a single mother, worked full time and managed to crank out a little hit called Harry Potter. Go get a job. There is no instant payoff with a blog and if you are as broke as you say-you need money and that is what a job offers. Truly passionate writers do what they have to so that they can write-you are looking for a quick buck in the wrong place. Work on your writing like a craft-it takes years. And get a job.?[/su_box]
I felt the need to share it with you and to get your comments.?Looking back, she was absolutely right about getting a job and I often think of her advice, albeit rudely stated. It is a luxury to be able to stay home and build your passion while mothering your three children, without getting paid at the same time.
What are you thoughts?