Nobody’s Business!

You shouldn’t care what I write. It’s my blog. It’s my thought. And it’s nobody’s business.

I snap, I am bad at people when they try to tell me that an idea about my post is bad. Or that the ending I chose for a story was wrong. If I could, I would swallow them alive. I mean, seriously, it is one thing to say that you don’t agree with a thought, but that you think it was totally wrong… hello?

I love my readers and followers; they are the reason I am here. They motivate me enough to go on, despite my writing being downright shitty sometimes. I know I mess it up at times and I’m okay with that. But readers who think they could do a better job with my post than me – go grab a pen and write your own stuff if you really think you’re so good.

This has never happened until now in the past 3 years. A random reader (who doesn’t even write) read an old blog post – Writing Simple – and had the nerve to say that,

The options suggested in the post for newbie bloggers seems ridiculous as they won’t help anyone go much far if they are aiming high such as to be an author or be a professional writer. And it is absolutely beyond me as to how the post managed 55 odd likes. It really needs a second thought.

Again, as writers and readers of our own blog posts, we know that the thoughts mentioned in our posts are born from personal experiences, struggles, mistakes and follies and not a result of some laborious survey. It is what we’ve learnt while on the road. I strongly feel that if we wish to share it with the world for the greater good, unless it misleads or leaves the reader with a dystopian effect, it is nobody’s business to be harsh or critical about it, or pass judgments. And it applies to you, to me or to anybody on the planet.

So here’s to all snobs, who hit my space or anyone else’s, just to throw dirt, once again – what I write is my word, and nobody’s business. If you liked what you read, come again. If you didn’t? Well, just don’t hit my space again, ‘cause it can survive without you.

– Asha Seth

23 Replies to “Nobody’s Business!”

  1. Well said! I agree. It is your blog. Nobody can take that away. Would you say that putting it out to the world is an invitation for engagement? And engagement you cannot always control or direct.


    1. Yes, Ankur. You’re right. I cannot control what people think and how they react but can sure control how I take them reactions and not let them affect me. Keep coming.


  2. There will always be people like this sadly, who think they know writing but have never bothered to try it themselves, in fact the actual comment itself is poorly written si they really shouldn’t be attempting to critique your posts.

    If people can’t be constructive, they really have no place writing comments, I have had the odd few purely negative comments myself, I got annoyed at first but now they just go in the trash and I carry on regardless. Keep writing my friend, you’ll always have people with taste appreciating your work.


    1. Thanks, J. I must admit that it bothered me for a while, in fact for few days. Made writing the next post difficult and then I remembered what you’ve said time and again – that it should be you who should be happy with what you write, even if others aren’t.

      And now it’s just a day in history. Don’t think about it no more. Thanks, friend.

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      1. Good for you, dismiss people who can’t be constructive. You create, you always make me think and inspire me to write more an to constantly try and better myself.

        I love your posts, I love that you read and have an obsession with books, if others can’t appreciate that then they are poorer for it.

        Keep on my friend, you bring a smile to my face and always keep my mind in word heaven.


  3. I agree. No one has to read anything if they don’t want to…and nothing is worse than just mean comments that give no constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is kind and meant to uplift. The other garbage is just someone spewing out their negativity because they’re having a bad day…or life.


    1. Precisely, Char.
      I am surprised just how much time and energy do people readily waste in writing stuff like that. It’s appalling and of course, cruel. Especially, to those who are new in this space.

      Liked by 1 person

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener

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