Feb 18

Handling Criticism As a Blogger

Writing a blog is expressing an opinion or sharing facts. In the process, it is only natural to get some criticism on the views you express. How you as the blogger respond to that criticism is important in showing how to serve your visitors who may become your customers. Here are several tips on how to handle criticism without it alienating those who read your blog.

Accept the fact that since you are operating in a public forum, the views you express will not be in agreement with the views of your readers. After all, the comments to your blog will come in many forms, and negative comments on your views only demonstrates that you are reaching people and getting them to engage with you and your thoughts. Though it is difficult to receive criticism in any form, you must be able to use the information positively and the first step in that process is to accept criticism of your views as a natural occurrence.

You must make use of the criticism. It is best to determine what the criticism is actually saying. It could be a comment that your information is of no value, or that the design of your blog is unappealing, or maybe it’s just a straight disagreement with your argument. The path of action you should take would be determined by the type of comment. If it’s a disagreement, then your reaction should be to verify your facts, and after doing some research, present your argument against the criticism with more evidence. If it is an argument that your information is of no value, then you may need to make some minor changes in the information that you present.

It is important to accept criticism and deal with it in a professional manner. Visitors to your blog come for the information. If they do not like the way that you have handled another reader’s opinion, then they may not return.

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