Bloggers Need Thick Skin

Not Another Tall Blog

I published my 100th post yesterday. Well done, I thought to myself, tap on the back. So I headed over to my blog’s Facebook page to share the WordPress badge with my followers:

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Minutes later, someone commented: “Fake”.

My first reaction was: huh, wtf? Why would anyone even think this? And, a bit surprisingly to myself, I was actually hurt.

So, why indeed?

Is this human nature nowadays, to suspect something bad or fake everywhere?? To expect that people always have a hidden agenda? Perhaps WordPress bloggers live in a cocoon, in this community of like-minded writers supporting each other with no agenda – just to help each other grow? Unlike the “real” world where people always look for something to criticise or find faults with?

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