“I am just a beginner in blogging. Please do not torture me with your criticisms!” When I found such a post in one of the Malayalam bloggers Facebook group, I decided to ask her the details. She says someone had condemned the language of her very first poem. The criticizer commented in her blog post that as a follower of her religion, she must not write in such a way. It seems her poem sounded against the beliefs and practices of her religious conviction.
Since I have not tried to write in revolutionary language in my blogs, I did not face such criticisms. Yet I have suffered some kind of depressing comments in the beginning. As I know, the negative remarks will affect the creativity, I told her not to lose her confidence with such criticisms. When you are a beginner, everything is new for you. The positive and negative words may determine their attitude towards blogging.
Some may even stop blogging once they find comments like ‘you are not fit to write’! When I started this blog, so many people made fun of me. At times I found remarks like other readers of my blog are fools to simply read and leave good comments. There were instances when I planned to delete my blog. Only at bad times, you will realize who your real friends are! During my initial days of blogging, I found a few friends who encouraged me to write more. It is because of them I never let my blog to hibernate for many days.
Again there will be mood swings that may compel you to write either emotional posts or keep silence. I also had a very hard blow in my blogging days, which made me stop writing for a while. As usual, one of my very best friends told me that I must continue writing since there is a group of people who wish to read my words. There is another well wisher of mine who opines about my blog only as SMS.
It is nice to remember those olden days and how I came all the way! When the count of my followers reached 100, I felt as if I’d conquered a kingdom. From 100 followers, the growth was tremendous. I still wonder how it happened! However I am happy today that I am in a state to listen to all kinds of remarks. Neither positive nor negative words affect my viewpoint about blogging.
Even though I can bear the harsh comments in my blogging, I know the mindset of a newcomer. I could identify the excitement and hope of a new blogger. As a so called experienced blogger, I never try to put down the confidence of beginners. In fact, I myself sense the appreciations I offer to the new ones are too high. I believe everyone has the ability to express. The only thing a writer must do is to polish them by continuous writing.