If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I’ve had something of a rocky week. I write a guest blog post for a family blog and this weeks post received some negative comments.
I guess I just expected people to understand my sense of humour and was very surprised when some people took offence.
Obviously I am used to receiving negative comments, which is a sad statement to have to make. However I just hadn’t before received them in such a force.
I absolutely know that I have a marmite personality and actually in real life I am even more head strong about what I like and don’t than on my social media. What lies beneath it all is the need to be liked.
I admire these people that genuinely don’t care what people think of them. I have been struggling with the fact people think I’m not a nice person. Along with the fact people have gone out of there way to attack me (I have received emails and direct messages on Instagram) – a behaviour that I simply don’t understand.
On the flip side I have had a massive out pouring of support. Some of the loveliest messages. It’s such a shame that one negative does so much more damage than twenty positive can heal.
Don’t worry I have definitely had a word with myself and won’t be getting too hung up on what has happened this week. It has had a huge impact (and some tears) but it’s not real life. These people don’t know me and I very much doubt we’d get on.
Just a little note, there isn’t any point writing nasty things on my blog or Instagram as I’ll just delete them. I’ve got no time for it. Constructive feedback is what I’m all about.
Everything I do, I do for my children. So my focus the last few days has been enjoying the simplest pleasures with these two before school starts and steals away our time as three.