THE BLOGGING SECRET
Strive for balance. frustrated because your "cream of the crop" blog isn't making waves or attracting coveted links from "A-List" blogs? The cream always eventually rises to the top. It cannot be stopped.
Roll with the punches. In other words, rinse and repeat.
Now read this "snippet" from elsewhere (credit/link below):
if my public persona is ticking a lot of people off, I might want to adjust that before I alienate readers (unless it's my intention to tick people off, of course). But if some people simply do not like me, there's not much to be done about that, and it's best ignored.
here are trolls. There are people who will say something cruel for the sake of being cruel. These are the people we should ignore.(E.g., "This book suks it's a waste of time reading" is not to be taken seriously ,while "I think the plot progresses too slowly and the characters could use some more development" is an honest critique.)
There is no secret. Write good books, with good descriptions, good formatting, and good cover art, sell them cheap, and keep at it until you get lucky.
Getting lucky means striking a chord with a whole bunch of readers. Their opinions matter.
It shocked me to discover how much ignorant reviews got under my skin.
I didn't take them personal because 1) These people didn't know me
2) These peeps really didn't *get* what I was doing.
When people don't like your work, if it's good, it has to be because it just wasn't for them. You haven't refined your message enough to let people know who you're aiming for.
We bloggers worry about our reputations. How are we perceived? What do people say about us? If we’re not around, what gets said differently? The trick is that reputation comes from the perspectives of others, and as such, it’s not ours to worry about.
Read : The Myth of Reputation
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