(Closed) Negative Nancies on my other journal – VENT! (longish)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They are giving you honest feedback. They find your posts boring. If you don’t care and want to lose their readership, then carry on the way you are.  Your journal will still be a place for you to express yourself, but it will be like a diary- only you will be reading it.

If you have an online blog or journal, and give your readers the opportunity to comment, you have to expect that not all comments are going to be positive.

If you want to keep them , then think of something else to write about.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They have formed a relationship with you-albeit online. They likely don’t want to skip the post even with the forewarning, as they will be missing contact with you.

Don’t take it so seriously. These are strangers after all.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think there’s a disconnect between how we view our blogs and how readers do. To you, it’s a personal journal. To your readers, it’s entertainment and, much like if your favorite columnist went from funny rants to sappy romanticism, they’re disappointed–that’s not the product they’re expecting.

Have you thought about doing a second wedding journal? I know Tumblr lets you have as many blogs as you want on your account, you don’t have to make new log ins or anything. I write the entries about my house on a different blog than I write about technology, because the overlap between people that care about things like Linux how-tos and my bathroom renovations is very small.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I don’t know… I’m firmly on the “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” side of the fence. With the caveat, if you have something contray to say, at least be polite or courteous about it. You made it clear these would be wedding related posts and they still chose to read them. If I were you, I’d make a different wedding only blog for you to organize your thoughts and to get out your rants. Post a link on your regular journal. That way, those who want to read both can, and those who want to hear about your life (but not your engagement… which is PART of your life) can pretend that part of your life doesn’t exist. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I say use wedding bee or another blog to write in detail all about your wedding and engagement  details. Then link your new wedding blog to your old online journal that way you can keep your long term uninterested readers happy by keeping the wedding entries off of it.  The readers that are into wedding related stuff can follow your new wedding based blog.

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How often are you posting about engagements/rings? Because maybe it could be a little bit TOO often. This might be their way of saying their miss your original content…

There is only so much we Bee’s can write about weddings, waiting, rings, dresses, love, being excited to marry our love, etc…before it gets boring for everyone but us. Maybe utilize this site a little more, since we are all here for the same reason, or limit your waiting posts to either weekly or bi monthly. Sounds like you have a good following on your journal, especially since it’s almost been around a decade!, and you don’t want to loose them.

I think when we are waiting or planning, it is easy to loose track of how often we are talking about weddings/engagement. We probably are all guilty of thinking we barely talk about it, when in reality, it’s in the FRONT of our minds, all the time. Just take a long break from it on your journal, get back to your reguarily scheduled content, and post on here till the cows come home. We dont’ care!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - my mother's amazing garden

I’m sending a giant hug to the foul mothed Jersey girl who is a ring softie at heart….. I feel ya 😉

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