That’s the advice many of us receive when we take those first tentative steps to get our work into the world in a much bigger way.
The bigger you get, the more you’ll be criticized or just have nasty things said about you (or even to you — anonymously online of course). So, chalk it up to jealously and move on.
I used to believe this sage advice … until the moment I received a piece of nasty feedback from someone who read a blog post I wrote as a tribute to my mom after she passed away.
Now, I have a different take, and I talked about it on my Love-Based Money Podcast, here .
While 99% of the feedback and comments I received about the blog post tribute to my mother was how beautiful it was, I also got one of the nastiest, mean-spirited, hateful comments I’ve ever received in all my years of being online. (The person called me self-centered and spiteful and said I clearly hated my mother among other things — I thought of posting it but then I didn’t want to give her the attention she’s clearly craving.) [Read more…] about Mean People — How To Deal With the Truly Nasty, Hateful Things People Say