A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, Overcoming the Uneasiness of Telling People About My Child With Special Needs . As usual, I shared my post to various groups on social media. In one group there were a few people who were angry about my post. There was the Facebook angry sign, as the comments expressed dissatisfaction with what I wrote. Someone shared that they didn’t understand how someone could be ashamed of a child with special needs.
Most recently, I wrote a post titled, Stop Complaining – There is a Mom Who Would Love To Have Your Problems . I received some positive responses, as well as some unfavorable feedback. A few shared their thoughts, believing that I was not sensitive to the feelings of parents that did not have children with special needs, which is definitely not true.
During the time I have blogged, I understand that people will not agree with my post. As much as I try to express myself correctly, be clear and transparent, as well as use the correct words, people may not like it. Someone may finish reading my post and feel offended and decide that they don’t like me. There will be people who don’t leave positive comments or they may leave a negative one. And, I have come to a place where I am all right with that.
As much as I am thankful for my readers and appreciate them for taking time out of their busy day to read my blog, I know everyone will not like what I write. So, I continue to read comments and respond. I also, choose not to disagree with those comments that are not favorable. I leave it alone and continue with my belief that everyone has a right to their feelings and opinions.
So take this as your lesson while you write and build your blog. Be thankful for all of your readers and the comments they leave. Respond lovingly to each. And if there is a comment you don’t agree with, thank them anyway, for reading and commenting. Then move on, without offense, always remembering that everyone will not agree with you.