Forms of Criticism

As you work at increasing reader engagement and comments, you’ll quickly discover something unpleasant. Almost regardless of what you write, attracting a large audience means being on the receiving end of some criticism.

People are going to take issue with what you say because any content that’s worth sharing is worth discussing and debating. Even if you try not to be controversial, you’ll inevitably end up being the target of a small percentage of vocal detractors of your content.

The following are some kinds of criticism you may encounter when running a successful blog. For each of them, you may see a rude or a polite version, depending on the mood and attitude of the commenter.

  • Constructive criticism: The commenter ...

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