How do you deal with criticism on your blog? I would like to say I am a perfect adult and always take criticism well. But my first reaction often is “HOW DARE YOU FIND ANY FLAWS IN MY BABY! DON’T YOU KNOW, LIKE ALL BABIES, IT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!”
Once I get over my temper tantrum I then try and take a more objective look at the critique, and appreciate the time and consideration that went into it.
This has been a week of critiques. First, I found out, quite by accident, that KatalinaMau.com was reviewed by Bloggeries. Bloggeries is my favorite blogging forum, and you will often find me hanging out there, usually when I should be doing something else! I am thrilled that they choose to review my blog, but I am surprised that they did not find my blog to be perfect. (Please see first paragraph) You can read the review here. While they did have some very nice things to say, there were more than a few things that they felt could “use improvement”. One of which was the overall look of my blog. Ouch! I worked hard to make it look like that! I felt much better when a few days later a commenter said she really liked the look of my blog.
And then there is the issue of posting. I know I have been bad about keeping up with the posts. There are just so many other things to do! But not only did Bloggeries mention that I should be more regular in my posting, Reward Rebel took the time to send me a PM saying pretty much the same thing. To both of you I want to say a really big Thank You! Sometimes we all need a friendly little kick in the behind to get moving.
So the whole purpose of this post is to let you know that I have listened to the critiques, and found them valid. Over the next few weeks I will be working on the overall look and feel of KatalinaMau.com. Let me know what you think of the changes. I will be trying out different themes, seeing what I can do with them.
The other thing I am going to do is take the Alan Lest’s 30 Day Blogging Challange.
I am going to do my best to make a blog post every day, for 30 days in a row. I just hope I can make most of the posts something someone would actually want to read! I know that by doing anything for 30 days you can make it a habit. I have heard from other people that once you get started it becomes much easier, and you become a better blogger. And that is what it really comes down to. While my inner child fumes that anyone could find anything I create less than perfect, the adult in me knows that these types of critiques will make me a better blogger.
Thanks again everyone!