“Man, your posts are boring nowadays…”
“They have lost the quality…”
“Who are you and what have you done with Nikhil?”
“Makes me wonder why I’m reading it after 2 lines…”
“Your blog has become so boring, dude!”
“You have lost that touch…”
“Why aren’t you writing like how you did before?”
“You are not being yourself but working to the formula…”
“I almost hate MirrorCracked now…”
These, and a plethora of other feedback have made me sit up and take notice. I look at myself in the mirror, searching for the cracks that were once so obvious, and fantasize in my head about them still being there. I wonder to myself what went wrong along the way. Maybe things went way off the mark and somewhere in the process, I focused more on being more than myself. Come to think of it, this may be the case.
Generally, negative feedback makes a person more focused on where they are headed in their venture. It forces them to re-look their act and make adequate changes to please everyone. More often than not, negative feedback makes people take a break, rethink their strategy and come back strongly with a fresh outlook on everything.
When it comes to blogs and bloggers, most negative feedback is meant to be a cause for improvement. I’ve known bloggers who’ve changed their complete profile of writing styles because of feedback. It helps some, it irks some. That’s life, I guess. After all, we all look in the mirror, hoping to see the tiny cracks that make us who we are, and panic when we don’t find them. For all those who’ve given me feedback, whether good or bad, I am indebted. Thanks for taking time off your life to show me where I’m slacking and where I need to improve.
Unfortunately, I’m a stubborn mule. I think MirrorCracked is a space where people can have a laugh, with me and at me, and I don’t see a reason to change. I will not change the way I write and I cannot promise whether my next post will be as uninteresting as this one, or as brilliant as something I wrote a long time ago. I write mainly because I feel obligated to share the details of my weirdly exciting life, and if, on some days, my life’s bland, then it’s not my fault, is it? Maybe it is… I don’t know, and honestly, I don’t care, as long as I’m happy in whatever direction I’m headed.
I repeat – I do not mean any offense to any one who gave me feedback. I am deeply indebted to you. It’s just that giving feedback to me is like throwing water balloons at a wall, hoping to make it topple. Sad, I know, but true.
I started this blog with two things in mind:
- Make sure that every person – man, woman, child, animal and jerk – who visits this space gets a good laugh or even a smile.
- Write scathing posts about the assholes of the world and show them just how much of a burden they are to this over-populated planet.
So far, in my posts, I’ve succeeded in both. Wouldn’t you agree? 😀
Quod Erat Demonstrandum!