Seeing as this is a post on the emotional aspect while blogging, please note that these are things I learned in the beginning of my blogging life on ActiveRain. It helped me to realize that just because people commented on my post, I had to step in the other person’s shoes so I could see the possibilities of where the person was coming from.
I once had a post (a whole page long post) about me and why I kicked their posts out of the group I created, “Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul” (PAWS for short). I didn’t realize how negative and mean some could be until it happened to me. I even had members get mad because I didn’t pick their post to be featured in the group, or even get this…because their post didn’t win in one of the contests I hosted.
Bottom line, is this isn’t all about me….or you. It’s about getting our information out to the consumer. We can all write about the same topic but bottom line….the information coming from each of us will (guaranteed) be different and maybe even better than the next person.
So, here’s my Top 3 Blogging Tips (Negative or Positive…you make that choice)
Don’t Assume What the Blogger is “Thinking”. If you are only looking at the scenario with YOUR thinking instead of stepping in the other person’s shoes and finding out their side to the story, then THIS is the ultimate ASSUMPTION in any ‘conversation’. PICK UP THE PHONE AND TALK TO THE PERSON. You may find that your thinking (assumptions) had the person all wrong!
Don’t Take it Personal When a Commenter Gives Constructive Criticism. How do you even know if the Commenter is GIVING any criticism at all? Wow! Does this all lead back to ASSUMING? Give the benefit of the doubt before ‘striking back’ and making a fool of yourself with your bantering and online slaps. IT REALLY ISN’T ALL ABOUT YOU OR ME. We’re so vain, we probably think this song is about you. LOL
Be Kind and Considerate. We are being straight forward in all our online writing as in real life face to face.. Be it writing a post or commenting on another’s, we are kind and considerate because after all, we are here to write about our real estate industry knowledge and even about our local area.. Ranting in a post or in a comment shows your true colors. BOTTOM LINE IS OUR ONLINE WRITING IS ONLINE FOREVER! Pause and wait until your mind has let go of the ‘stinking thinking’ mentality. The scenario changes!
We leave our Legacy Behind with every written word we write online. We are born and we pass away, but it’s what we do in between those 2 life events is what REALLY matters.
When in doubt…..
Pick up the phone….
Be the better person.