A blogger just contacted me quite upset about the reaction to a blog post they’d written. They wanted my advice on what they should do.
“Should you do anything?”
“Well, I thought I should respond, but I don’t know what to do!”
“Did you want a response to your blog post?”
“Sure, but not this response.”
“You wanted a response. You got one. What about that response aren’t you happy with?”
When we put our words out there on a blog, we want a response. That’s part of the whole justification for blogging. We want a response. We want reactions. We want feedback.
The problem is when your expectation about that feedback isn’t met. [Read more…]