6 Good Things About The Negative Criticisms You Get On Your Blog

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You will get criticised whatever you do. Blogging is not an exception to that fact of life.

You cannot stop people from criticising you in your blogging journey. But while constructive criticisms are good and welcome, negative criticisms are bitter pills to swallow.

And no matter how bitter the pill of criticisms can be, there are times you have to accept and swallow them as they are, even if it means frowning your face doing it.

The truth is, there is always room for improvement. That’s why you should assess every criticism to extract whatever might be good in it, with a view to improving your life.

As much as you love what you do, not everyone will love you for it. While some people may be indifferent  about your blogging activities, there are some other people that will come against you with harsh criticisms as feedback. But that you face some negative feedback doesn’t mean you should quit on your blog’s mission.

It certainly means you should find the best ways to handle the negative criticisms that confront you in such a way that they become beneficial to you.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

The question is, can there be anything beneficial in negative criticisms? I will say yes!

In this post, I will show you six good things about the negative criticisms you get on your blog:

1. Criticisms show you are being noticed

There are millions of blogs out there. So if someone takes the time to pass a critical comment on your blog, it shows that you are gaining some visibility.

Or would you rather be ignored? Your answer is as good as mine.

2. There is some thing to learn from every criticism

No matter how cantankerous your readers get while commenting on your blog, try not to be offended. Put a positive construction on whatever criticisms you get, because you will learn something good from it if you handle it properly.

Criticisms may cause your emotions to flare up. Learn to avoid that trap and you will be better positioned to learn something from the criticism that will make your blogging experience better.

3. Criticisms are part of your personal growth process

You have heard the saying that if people throw stones at you, you should gather them to build a monument. You can apply that principle in blogging too.

When people throw the stones of negative criticisms at you, use them to build up yourself. In order words, don’t allow criticisms to tear you down. And specifically, do not quit on your blogging mission simply because you are being criticised.

4. Criticisms give you opportunity to be nice

Some people have never been kind in their lives. So don’t expect them to start with your blog. When they attack you with harsh words on your blog, don’t respond to them fire for fire. Show them you are made of better stuff by responding to them as lovingly and as nicely as you can be.

Some bloggers will go the easy way of deleting negative comments on their blog, but if you do so, you would lose the opportunity of responding to someone in a way that might influence his or her life positively.

5. Criticisms make you not to rest on your oars

Complacency may set in if you never get criticised in what you do or if all you get are only praise words.

The points of criticism you receive, if properly evaluated can be helpful to you in attaining higher grounds.

6. Some critics come as friends in disguise

Ultimately, you will get to realise that not everyone who criticises you are against you. Some are friends who wanted to help but didn’t know to frame their words better.

In dealing properly with negative criticisms, you will get to learn that some people who oppose you might turn out to become your allies.

So don’t scare people off when they leave comments you don’t like on your blog. Try your best to follow them to their own blogs. Read their posts and make valuable comments. Sooner or later, you will earn their respect.

Do you think the criticisms you receive on your blog are beneficial?

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne


14 thoughts on “6 Good Things About The Negative Criticisms You Get On Your Blog

  1. Enokela onoja Sep 28, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    You dropped quality advice not for only bloggers, but applicable in life generally..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Freedomborn Sep 28, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Yes very True Victor and some Critics delete our Comments or ignore us on their Blogs, I do appreciate Correction but only if why they think I’m in with error is confirmed with Scripture, which up to date it has not been, only Scripture taken out of Context has been shared with me or they are Trusting in their own understanding or what they have been taught in error as confirmed by Scripture.

    But I don’t have doubts Victor in regard to what I share when it’s God’s Truth Confirmed in Scripture or I wouldn’t share it, we either believe what God tells us or we are claiming He is wrong and we are right.

    What I believe is True ……

    God said it I Believe it that Settles it
    But even if I didn’t want to Believe it
    God said it so it’s Settled!

    Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is Pure, He is a shield unto them that put their Trust in Him. Add thou not unto His Words, lest He reprove thee and thou be found a liar.

    What does God tell us to do about those who reject His Truth………..

    2 John 1:9-11 Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the Teaching of Christ hath not God he that abideth in the Teaching the same hath both the Father and the Son. If any one cometh unto you and bringeth not this Teaching receive him not into your house and give him no greeting for he that giveth him greeting partaketh in his evil works.

    1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any Man teach you but as the same Anointing Teacheth you of all things and is Truth and is no lie and even as it hath taught you ye shall abide in Him.

    I had a Man Victor, Comment on my Blog, he told me I was a Nobody, I’m sure you will be surprised by my response a few days later, I will leave the Link for you below……

    Nobody… https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/are-you-a-nobody/

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

    Liked by 1 person

    • VictorsCorner Oct 7, 2018 / 10:38 am

      The person that called you a no-body is seriously mistaken. We are God’s work. As such, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

      Thanks for the link. I will check it and leave a feedback.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lander7 Sep 28, 2018 / 2:01 am

    I think there is room for a number 7: “Criticism could point out where you are wrong”

    Just a thought

    Liked by 1 person

  4. VictorsCorner Sep 27, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    I’m glad you stopped by. May I ask you exactly what you meant?


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