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Ain’t That a Kick in the Teeth

Posted: July 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blogging | Tags: Blogging, criticism, friends in blogging, High gloss and Sauce, Life with Levi, The Slacker Mom | 13 Comments »

The other day I was called, for lack of a better word, lame. Well, my blog was called lame. Yes, number 2 is talking about me…


What do you do when that is the feedback you get? What do you do when you get that feedback on pretty much the worst day since your kids were diagnosed with autism?

You let it roll off, one persons opinion and all. You just build a tougher skin. You keep going, because this is YOUR baby and YOUR vision. (And that is hard to do on such a shitty ass day, let me tell you.)

And then you take some advice from a friend about supporting your blogging friends and not choking them out like rogue cucumbers in an unattended garden.

I refuse to be the spinach in this scenario.

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13 Comments on “Ain’t That a Kick in the Teeth”

  1. 1 Becca said at 10:12 am on July 9th, 2011:

    I love you Erin! Your blog is one of the only ones I read regularly 🙂

  2. 2 erinclot said at 2:12 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    Thank you Becca, that means a lot!

  3. 3 Jenna Ecklund said at 10:54 am on July 9th, 2011:

    Ish. That's mean. Where did she call you lame? I saw the post where she said she called someone's blog lame, but I couldn't find a post where she called you that. Nobody calls my sister lame and gets away with it! I liked the post from Life with Levi though. Don't people learn when they're very young that putting others down to make themselves feel better is wrong? You've got the right idea. Let it roll off your back and keep your head held high.

  4. 4 erinclot said at 2:12 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    Jenna, you are the bestest sister evah.

  5. 5 Leah said at 1:20 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    It is your baby and your vision. That's the heart behind your blog that will always keep it from being lame!

  6. 6 erinclot said at 2:13 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    That's what I think too. I may not be the Bloggess, but I can hold my own. And it's MY story. So yeah, not lame.

  7. 7 Camille said at 2:46 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    Well… I don't think it's lame. =)

    You know you're getting famous when you start getting haters, lol.

  8. 8 Erin Z. said at 2:50 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    I love your blog! I read it regularly and get so many ideas from you! Thanks for sharing your life with us. 🙂

  9. 9 Jen - Life With Levi said at 9:32 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    You’re not lame and neither is your blog. I think you’re awesome. I also think you’re a rockstar parent, a cool blogger, and an all-around great person. So there.

    You’re definitely not the spinach!
    Jen – Life With Levi recently posted..Bloggers Should Not Act Like CucumbersMy Profile

  10. 10 Over her said at 11:43 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    Meh, you blow it off and know that the writer is a bully and will do or say anything to be the center of attention 🙂

  11. 11 erinclot said at 10:41 am on July 13th, 2011:

    I don't believe that for a minute.

  12. 12 Mandie said at 3:57 pm on July 10th, 2011:

    Totally love you, Erin!

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