Friend Friday: Criticism

Happy Friday Everyone,

It's been a busy week so I'm ready for the weekend and in time for a Friend Friday.
If you would like to join in the Friend Friday topic of the week please stop by Katy Rose's website,

1. Do you allow comments on your blog? Why or why not?
I allow comments on my blog because I would like to read what people say about my post(s). I think sometimes maybe bloggers want privacy and if it's a bad response they don't want the whole world to see. And if you have to approve every comment well I cannot do that but it's always a bloggers choice as to what they want to do with their site.

2. Do you think people who leave comments that are insincere are not
well-thought out? What's the point?
I think the comments are well thought out and they are purely negative because constructive criticism is meant to make you notice something that a person may need to change or offer a suggestion not meant to completely badger the person until they have no self-esteem within themselves.

3. Would you ever leave a comment that could be considered negative?
I don't want to hurt someones feelings so if I have something to say I always try to be uplifting and offer constructive criticism. To me if someone took the time to read my blog to make a negative comment they are contradicting themselves because my post intrigued them long enough to read all the way to the end. I go by the motto treat people how you would like to be treated.

4. Most people claim to like constructive criticism. Do you really and
how do you offer that kind of criticism to others?
It's tough to hear the truth but it's good. I can tell when someone puts a suggestion on my blog to help me out and not being derogatory or degrading. I know that I can always do something better or someone may have a good idea on what I would do differently. I truly appreciate people taking time to tell me what they think about a particular post or how I'm doing things on my blog.

5. Some bloggers don't allow comments in order to cut down on
negativity. Do you think that is the way to go or are there other ways
to deal with the negative vibes?
I think that it depends on the blogger as to whether or not they want comments. Preventing comments means you will not have that much interaction with people who read your blog so that blog is not meant to be personable or interactive. Again, it's the blogger's choice, I cannot judge.

If I receive a negative comment I will respond back as positive as I can because I definitely do not want to feed into that spirit. I have a Youtube channel and I can tell when people are offering constructive criticism and those who are merely being negative and demeaning and I always have the option of blocking those people. For example, if someone says, "your eyes are big." If there is no other response to the comment I may block them because what if my eyes are large, you mean you have nothing else to say. Interesting.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your honesty here, hon. And you made a good point here:

    "Preventing comments means you will not have that much interaction with people who read your blog so that blog is not meant to be personable or interactive."

    So true...and I never thought of it that way. For me, blogs that don't allow reader comments feel a little one-sided. It IS the bloggers prerogative, but as you said, the personal connection is gone.

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour