This is something that I feel is important to discuss today. Usually, I try not to bring drama to my blog, but I’ve noticed online writing communities are showing more signs of this. Sadly, this is happening across all websites I’ve been on, but I haven’t noticed this on WordPress.
Like in high school, or anytime you bring a group of people together, you will have different opinions and ideas. The same applies to online writing communities. Each and every writer is different, and in today’s online society, all the generations are mixing together.
You have Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Honestly, to me anyway, that’s a vast group of people. Of course, each generation was raised differently, and we need to find a way together to get along and accept one another.
Not only that, we need to remember we’re not all perfect. If you are part of a writing community, my best advice is to stay out of the drama. Make friends with writers, and if you get along well, keep up the relationship. If you encounter writers that just bring you down and treat you poorly, ignore them and move on. We shouldn’t let other people ruin our writing experience.
I just wanted to share some encouragement with all of you. Today, I found a review written about one of my stories, and while the review didn’t bother me at all, it was the person who wrote it. I know for a fact the person who wrote it dislikes me with many of their friends, and at this point, I have to question if the review is valid or not. Either way, I’m going to take the feedback into consideration and fix my story. The story they reviewed has received good feedback from other people, so I know it’s not all bad, but it definitely needs some editing.
Please don’t let anyone in a writing community bully you. Writing is a learning process, and if you keep writing, you will improve. Have a wonderful weekend and a great holiday!!