How to Take Online Criticism Gracefully

Recently I was made aware that my writing style pretty much sucks. Okay, so they really just said I could use improvement and gave several very helpful suggestions. I’m always one to try to improve myself and better the blog so here I go on a journey into better writing. Or would that be a journey to writing better?

How To Handle Online Criticism with Grace:

First, take just a moment to respect that someone took their time to give you their honest real opinion.
Yes, it’s hard when someone tells you that something you put your heart into is really in fact rubbish. That all your hard work was a waste of internet real estate and not worthy of their time.

You may feel yourself going through the stages of grief over the loss of your pride….

Denial:

No, they must have been talking about someone else, not me. I’m pure awesome! Right?

And NOTHING is cooler than James Bond!!

Bargaining:

I can do better! Oh please, I know I can. I could have been doing better all along…

WHAT?!?! I said PLEASE!!!

Depression:

 No one likes me. *cry cry*

My Mommy isn’t as cool as I thought she was!!!!

Anger:

Who do they think they are?

Acceptance:

I know, they are right, I could do better.
So I will work on improving myself. There is always room for improvement.

Now get over it. 

Realize that what they handed you was nothing but one person’s biased opinion.
They didn’t take the time to get to know you or they would know just how incredibly awesome you truly are. You don’t have to talk bad about those who think differently or give you constructive criticism. Humbly accept that someone sees that you have the ability to improve and grow and take that message to heart. The worse thing you could do is linger on the negative thoughts or try to attack with words those who may have hurt your feelings.

Think of it as motivation to reach for the next level. Keep going, keep growing, and keep those negative thoughts away.

How you handle the negative in life helps to define who you are. There will always be someone who doesn’t like you. It’s not what other do or say that defines your personality, it is how you react.

Rejection stings but it would hurt a lot worse to give up.

Thank You From Becka!!
This Post was written by Becka M.

I’m just a multi-passionate Christian mom of three, who sews, crochets, crafts, and creates printable and educational materials. I love working in photography, digital art, graphics, and all things crafting. The LORD is my guide as I blog about my life.

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8 thoughts on “How to Take Online Criticism Gracefully

  1. I like your writing style. It is obvious that you’re being honest and true to yourself. And that’s all that matters. šŸ™‚

  2. Not a thing wrong with your writing style. I like it and everyone has their own opinion but what matters is what you think about it. šŸ˜‰

  3. Can you please link me to that person so I can visit them and critique their shi**? I don’t want to be rude but I mean…if you can dish it you can take it right? And the last I checked, there’s room for improvement for EVERYONE. If you don’t like what you see- leave. Simple as that. If you were looking for some constructive criticism you would take a writing class. I hope that person stops by my blog with their silly comments. I’m going to go straight from “anger” to “get over it” because “acceptance” just isn’t happening for me lol

  4. Hahaha, I love this post. The stages and the pictures. I love your writing style, Becka. That is one of the reasons that I keep coming back!

    I would also like to know who this “Critic” is, so I can pay them a visit!

  5. Your blog is your blog for a reason! Don’t let someone else’s pissy day ruin yours! Your writing style is what makes you, you and if they don’t like it they can go somewhere else šŸ™‚ You and your blog are awesome just the way you are Becka so don’t change a thing! Delete and move on.

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