I have a reader that is one of my worst critics. She finds fault in almost every blog post I produce. She is offended about how I portray myself as a sarcastic person. She is clearly upset with my style of writing, complaining that it isn’t true, that never happened, etc. She also doesn’t like my parenting tips.
This critic is my ten year old daughter.
She doesn’t like my sarcastic tone. I explain to her that my Blog is titled “Blog of Worthless Advice” and that it is meant to be funny, not serious. She doesn’t like how I give the impression that I hate kids (I don’t really hate them). She also wants me to brag more about being an Assistant Scoutmaster and a Girl Scout Leader (although some of her friends think that is odd until they hear about all the fun stuff we do).
Now, you can see why I avoid swearing on my blog (oh, and I can curse like a sailor if I wanted to). I know that she will soon be logging on, reading my blog, and coming over to critique my last posting.
Jeez, it certainly is hard being a blogger. Putting yourself, your thoughts, your writing style out there for the world to see (if they can find you). It is one thing to have a nice imaginary stalker like Cyndi out there but it quite another to have a ten year old critic giving your last post a big thumbs down. It is a good thing I get to review and approve the comments….
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you need someone to tear down your blog and make you feel bad. I’ll send my daughter over with her red pen of death.
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4 thoughts on “My Worst Critic….”
Didn’t a wise man once say that if you can please your ten year old daughter, you can please everyone?
I’m pretty sure that was Confucius or maybe even Buddha. You gotta love guys that have cool sayings that are still around after all these years. And Buddha had a great huge belly to deal with.
She doesn’t like your blog? What is wrong with that child? She is now she is doubting your sarcastic wit and mighty skills … phesh kids these days
I know, right? I mean how could I have raised her this way. I’m really disappointed in myself. I could have done better if I focused harder.
But every once in a while, she gives me a really good sarcastic comment and my heart warms up a bit. A flush feeling of pride fills my face and a little smile creeps up on my lips. There is hope for her yet.