When you start a blog you will always have people that don’t like or agree with your posts and sometimes these people will send you hurtful messages with hopes that you will stop writing. When I started blogging I knew I would probably get hate mail to some extent but what I wasn’t expecting was to receive hate mail almost daily. These last couple of months have left me wondering why I started a blog because of the amount of hate mail I have been getting. If you have been sending me any of these kinds of messages here is a little something to think about.
Your design is ugly– “Your design is ugly I can’t believe you call yourself an expert”. I don’t make a full-time income off my blog so no I don’t call myself a blogging expert and nowhere in any of my posts will I state that I am a blogging expert because I am not. If you don’t like my blog design that’s okay I am not going to judge you for it. You are entitled to your opinion! I do not have a degree in web design and everything I know about it I taught myself and before I started this blog I did not know how to do any of it. I am always learning new things and if you have any helpful tips on how I can improve my website please share otherwise keep your hurtful comments to yourself.
Your content is poorly written-The great thing about blogging is that everyone has different writing styles and there is something for everybody! My posts are very well written and even though you may not like my writing style that does not mean I have poorly written content! It breaks my heart that you are accusing me of creating lousy content because I will not post anything that I am not proud of. When I was in school writing was not encouraged so I may not be the best writer and there could be some grammatical errors but I am trying my best to improve with every blog post!
There is so much more to blogging other than writing blogs posts and when people send you hurtful messages it can be really difficult to stay motivated. I almost made the decision to shut my blog down and start another one that was not disability focused because I convinced myself no one likes or read my posts! Then I realized one thing, yes you will have people who don’t like or read your posts but you will also have people who enjoy them very much! Ignore the haters because you are not writing for them! Luckily these messages have started to slow down and I only get them on occasion. Sending hurtful messages like this messes with someone’s mental health so if you don’t like a blog post just don’t follow that blog. It’s really that simple there is no need to send hurtful messages because you disagree with them. We are here to support each other not tear each other down and that is what messages like these are doing and no matter of how many of these messages you send me I will not quit!
I am not a quitter!